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Ardbeg 1973 Kb

Overall rating
93.92/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
WB1525
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Kingsbury (Kb)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series
Vintage
09.03.1973
Bottled
09.2000
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
228
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
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

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.92 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

  2. ColdAesthetics 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

  3. ReKnird scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Really EXCEPTIONAL whisky.
    My Best Ardbeg.

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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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