Ardbeg 1976

Overall rating
95.31/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB1306
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Manager's Choice
Vintage
24.11.1976
Bottled
23.06.1999
Calculated age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2391
Number of bottles
497
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 jan 2008 2:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 10411.98

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51 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1976

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 95.31 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Perfect sherry and peat integration, nuts, sherry wood, raisins, candied orange, candied lemon, more citrus, marmalade, iodine, coastal peat, chocolate, tobacco, very concentrated and powerful, h2h even better than the already exceptional 2390 more fruity, sweet and powerful, truly superb, deserves its legendary status!

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  3. Gil firth scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    The perfect peated whisky together with one of the 1976 and 82 35 yo caol ila.
    THE highlight from the ardbeg master class.
    Old peat bomb!!! Like biting a chunk of smoked peat with sea and salt on it. Chocolate, Tropical fruits like passion fruit. Lotsss of citrus and lemon. Endless finish. Endless.....
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    Endless I said. Thank you ardbeg. Thank you. Again.

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2000]  I had another dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting at Rolandsbogen.  The price of this fine tasting was as low as 180 Deutschmark (90 Euro) plus 70 Deutschmark for an excellent four-course dinner. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5 points only.  This rating might be caused by the extraordinary line-up this evening (see below), in other tastings I scored this whisky significantly better (up to 95 points)...

    It was an extraordinary decadent line-up this evening:
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/25438/ardbeg-1975-rwd
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/22965/ardbeg-1975-ca
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/13870/ardbeg-ten
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/12324/ardbeg-10-year-old-guaranteed
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1636/ardbeg-1974-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3143/ardbeg-1976-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/43686/ardbeg-1964-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/62/ardbeg-30-year-old-very-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7342/ardbeg-1967-sv
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7341/ardbeg-1967-sv
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/675/ardbeg-1974-provenance
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1306/ardbeg-1976-cask-2391

    and as a bonus dram "one for the road"
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/4235/ardbeg-1972-dl

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    [October, 1999]  I had this dram during a tasting at Rolandsbogen. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this dram 95.  Unfortunately no additional notes were taken (except that is was bottle 308 of 497).

  7. u485tfu scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    97P

    Nose: Nuts, leaves, wood, berry fruits, raisins, extremely fruity intense. Also slightly acidic to citrus fruits, mainly oranges

    Taste: very fruity, grapefruit, cherries and oranges, reminiscent of a good trochenen red wine. Smoke and salt, coffee, truffles, the high alcohol content is barely noticeable, perfect balance.

    Finish: long and fruity, orange dominate, but also smoke and some wood

    Verdict: The Ardbeg sherry casks with appropriate ripening time are something very special. Whether the new barrels are equivalent to those from the 70s remains to be seen.

  8. tebond968 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 1976/1999, 56%, OB, Manager's Choice, sherry cask, Warehouse # 10, cask 2391, 497 bottles . What a whisky! I described the first Ardbeg we tasted as blessed old Ardbeg, for this it is not enough to 'blissfully', for this I have to appeal to another vocabulary. Orgasmic, out-of-this-world ... Yes, that's it, this is alien delicious whisky. Sublime fruity sherry mixed with equally fantastic soft, sweet peat. Thereby interwoven you get gorgeous coastal elements as a bonus (think of the best oysters you ever ate). I wrote smoked meat. Black Woudham, I love it. A roasted touch is added to the taste. Stunning as they say. Great (that adjective we have not had yet?) Aftertaste. Sensual, big whisky. 96/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/12/22/de-hoogmis/

  9. corbuso scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    An excellent complex, peated and maritime Ardbeg, with a well rounded, rather heavy sherry influence fused with peat smoke and other flavours. Very enjoyable.

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