Ardbeg 1976

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Ardbeg Committee
Calculated age
23 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 jan 2008 11:47 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6060.00

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53 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1976

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.57 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    I don't know what to say, absolute perfection, noticeably Ardbeg character and yet driven to the top Olympus with a dream barrel on top of that and great sherry sweetness in exactly the right dosage.
    • Nose
      Mmmmh, great sweetness with the Ardbeg formula, lots of coarse demerara sugar, resin, baked apple, cardamom, candied ginger, some roibo tea, autumn leaves, rough leather, great tobacco, saffron, candied walnut, oregano, fine white coffee
    • Taste
      Manuka honey full of herbs, homemade ginger liqueur, saffron, truffle butter, roibo tea, raspberries and mushy strawberries, milk chocolate, fine incense stick smoke, oiled leather, a hint of myrrh, fine salami, cardamom, cumin, vetiver, a hint of carbonic acid, walnut and a baked apple Even papaya
    • Finish
      Cumin, myrrh, milk chocolate, ginger, saffron, camphor, forever long, malt, leather

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  3. Glenbalvallan scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Simply wonderful, tasted with ColdAesthetics

  4. pere scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Dirty smoke and intense sherry sweetness.

    In comparison 2390 is smokier and drier, 2394 is not as strongly sherried and more fresh, 2396 is softer, sweeter and cleaner.
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry spices, dirty smoke, dried fruits, a hint of coal, leather, a whiff of rubber, beeswax.
    • Taste
      Intense dirty and sweet smoke, coal tar, wood tar, sweet spices, a bit of fruitiness, a hint of menthol.
    • Finish
      Sweet spices, oak, a bit of coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, smoke, salt. Water cleans the nose a bit.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Another brilliant sherried ardbeg ob single cask, tasted together with 2390 which I slightly prefer

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur Colour: Copper Rostrot Nose: Orange, leather, tobacco and vanilla - these are the first buzz words! Sherrylastige phenols, honey, liqueur, nuts, wood, fresh raisins, beach campfire, ashes and some barbecue and oily-pickled herbs. Leading is and remains the unruly leather and tobacco note! Taste: Spicy, peaty and wood-laden. With red fruits, lots of leather, juicy tobacco leaves, espresso, balsamic, oil and an ingenious and continuous salinity. Add herbs, oak, licorice, mocha and steadily rising vanilla. Finish: Long - tart, tender woody and even slightly bitter. Spicy with nuts, herbs and partly bitter wood, fruit tea bags, caramel, peat and leather. 94 points N: 94P / G: 94P / F: 93P

  7. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly, this is still quite a peat bomb despite its age. This is the first #239x sherry cask I've tried, and I am not disappointed at all. Not as elegant or balanced as I thought it would be (in fact, it's a bit wild at times), but this is still better than let's say the Uigeadail 2003 or 2004, which believe it or not, are in the same continuum, albeit not as good, as this #2392 and probably at less than a tenth the cost. Let's not beat around the bush though. This whisky is awesome. 94 points. At 55%, I can chug this, that's right!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Trying this for the second time April 3, 2022. The cost of this has gone astronomical since I first tasted this in Dec of 2017.

      Darker notes initially, with coffee grounds, dark chocolates, and a soft peat. With some additional air, becomes brighter, with menthol appearing, and perhaps some dark dried fruits.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Powerful peat, but softened with notes of cafe latte, caramel, hazelnut, and chocolates with sprinklings of salt. The sherry is quite pronounced, with additional notes of raisins, cried cranberries, and nuts, but I have to say, the sherry is not extremely well-integrated... which in my book makes this "a bit wild", perhaps even slightly dirty, with a hint of rubber. A stunning Ardbeg nonetheless.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Excellent long finish.

  8. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin

    Ardbeg 23 yo 1976/2000 Committee (55%, OB, sherry cask #2392, 528 b.) Big, bold and rich Ardbeg, but not the most impressive I tasted. 89 points (not solid)

  9. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.619 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2015

  10. magic_slim scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    The ultimate orgasm for peat maniacs like me. Taste this and you know, where Ardbeg's reputation comes from.
    • Nose
      Powerful with intensive peaty (Lapsang Souchong) and sherry flavors. Plenty of lemon juice and liquorice complete a punchy nose.
    • Taste
      An explosion of flavor. Bold and rich concentrate made of peat & sherry. Lapsang Souchong and liquorice are the main players with lemon zest in the background.
    • Finish
      Wooooooow!!! Never ending, mainly on peat and Lapsang Souchong. Slightly bitter. No chance to taste any other whisky the same day.


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