Ardbeg 1973 Kb

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Kingsbury (Kb)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
47.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 feb 2008 3:29 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2644.94

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1973 Kb

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.00 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Very complex, perfectly balanced, everything that a good peated whisky should have - great stuff!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Plenty of peat and smoke, citric, lemon, iodine, smoked fish, oysters, sea shell, hints of vanilla, some minerals, limestone, green fruits, little camphor - very good!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Very very oily, creamy, but still clean and sharp, lemons, subtle sweetness, bonfire, more minerals, more peat, yellow fruits, peaches, pears, liquorice - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, a bit more herbal, old books

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  3. MrPatryk1 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Finally I tasted ardbeg which I can say is delicious ..
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Mimoo21 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Ardbeg which I tried

  5. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful Ardbeg, the smoke of which gently complements and does not kill as in the case of today's NAS, you can enjoy endlessly
    • Nose
      Delicate, a touch of smoke, marine, a lot of salt, lemon peel, light vanilla, sweetness breaks through, some shell accents, some seaweed and iodine, opens up over time, some flowers appears
    • Taste
      Full, I wouldn't say it's below 50%, then a lot of marine, completely unlike the new Ardbegs where the smoke hits you in the face with all its strength, a slight bitterness of citrus, cardamom?
    • Finish
      Long, a bit of a burnt fire extinguished by sea waves, vanilla, light earthiness.

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Ardbeg in top form ;)

  7. checkpointrk scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Nose great, Taste greater!!!
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    • Taste
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    • Finish
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  8. Ardbeg1 scored this whisky 95 points Specialist


  9. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The notes sound extensive, but still it doesn't seem super complex. He's definitely a dream Bouboncaskardbeg, maybe. just not exactly my taste, but absolutely fantastic in terms of quality.
    • Nose
      Very nice, full and complex Bourboncasnotes in combination with Ardbeg make a great nose, salt and sweetness mixed, salted caramel and some popcorn also, dried citrus zest (reminds me of my Black Lemon Cocktail Bitters, based on spiced and dried Arabic "black lemons." "), beautiful oak, almonds, camphor, cumin, tick anise, long dried algae, ginger, beautiful malt, salted peanuts, later also roasted malt and roasted nuts, the roasted / smoke notes come out more (but still not comparable to younger ones Ards of course)
    • Taste
      It still has real smoke and peat! Ginger-lemon tea, salted peanuts, almonds, camphor, malt, aniseed, algae, tick moss, beautiful, tender oak, some baked apples with spices, black pepper, vanilla, light herbal honey
    • Finish
      Capers, clearly forward, peanuts, even more salt, anise, hint of dill, gentian, long

  10. ReKnird scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Really EXCEPTIONAL whisky.
    My Best Ardbeg.

  11. nallacam scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. ontherocks scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    One of the best whiskies I ever tried. It`s not as round as most of the 74s, but these slightly "mean" notes many 73s have, make this one so attractive. Early 70ies Ardbeg in perfection!


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