Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 May 2010 6:35 pm

Average value

€ 2144.00

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111 × member ratings

137 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1975

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.18 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The nose was less convincing at first and is never really great according to the taste, but in the mouth it knocks you straight away from the start, great Ardi.
    • Nose
      Hmm, sourdough? Salt & Pepper, cumin, camphor, needs time and heat to get away from the young bread dough, some resin and capers, very smooth overall, green apple and some kiwi, macadamia and almonds
    • Taste
      Wow, completely different strength here, more intense start as if it had 5-8% more than in the nose, camphor, green and red apple, kiwi, grapefruit, orange, finest ash, autumn leaves, coal, really nice rough malt, zucchini, wild, great bourbon sherry cask mixture, intense and yet perfectly balanced, algae, walnut, sourdough, nutmeg, allspice and a little capers
    • Finish
      Nice apple, pear, liquorice, tick coffee, allspice, melon, a hint of eucalyptus, long

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Typical 70s ardbeg, Coastal peat, citrus, very balanced but lacks a bit of punch

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Compared to 2001, the nose is better, mouth and finish worse 2001er: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/3580/ardbeg-1975
    • Nose
      immediately after pouring without movement: mild, chocolate, apricots, vanilla, wood, later with Bwegung: fruity, Bourbon, full aromas, intense smell of very ripe pulp, vanilla, cloves, caramel and citrus hardly perceive
    • Taste
      mild onset with chocolate powder, smoke, ripe fruit, spicy, clove, chocolate powder, clove and smoke remains on the palate
    • Finish
      medium, for a Ardbeg a rather weak finish, some smoke and clove

  4. pere scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, leather, maritime, a bit of wood, heather, a hint of grass, wood tar.
    • Taste
      Smoky, drier, salt, a bit of oak, allspice, cloves, peat, iodine.
    • Finish
      Fruity sweetness, smoke, salt, vanilla, roasted.

  5. wanuwere did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    had 3 bottles of Ardbeg 1975/1999 and all had boxes with bottle date 1998 ???

  6. Bluigi scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Medium-bodied. Classic! Very different from Ardbeg bottled nowadays, for me more elegant and subtle - just beautifully so! I just love the sweet and punchy smoke in this one, wow. Just picturing how insanely good this would have been at a higher ABV is mind-boggling :D

    Tasted blind as the last and 24th whisky of my 2016 whisky advent calendar. What a great conclusion.
    • Nose
      Sweet but very present peat smoke, some spicy leather, heather or flowers mixed with a faint strawberry jam note, malty and cereal-like liquorice, candied apples, full and spicy oak, fruity resin, a sweet and earthy element, some sherry(?), somewhat coastal/maritime, zesty dried red fruits, some pepper, old rope from a ship, some caramel, cream, a tad of vanilla, freshly polished wooden boards.
    • Taste
      Smoke, zesty cream, leather, honey, some sherry (?), earthiness, toasted oak, dark and malty cereal notes, liquorice, woody caramel and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium to long - gently smoked and sweet malt, coastal saltiness, dried fruits, some nuttiness, quite peppery towards the end, with a really nice citrus presence throughout.

  9. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      9,1 Mocno torfowa z nutą wanilii, pomarańczy, soli morskiej, wędzonego sera oraz owoców morza.
    • Taste
      9,1 Delikatnie cierpka z nutami cytryny, dębu oraz białego pieprzu z akcentem wędzonego mięsa.
    • Finish
      9,0 Długi, rozgrzewający z nutą pomarańczy, imbiru, tytoniu oraz czarnego pieprzu z akcentem przypalonego masła.

  10. cuhp scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely stellar
    • Nose
      Red apples, characteristic sweet Ardbeg smoke, licorice, red gummy bears
    • Taste
      Harmonious smoke, licorice and salt
    • Finish
      Sweet licorice, salt, dry, slightly bitter, leather 


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