Ardbeg 1974 Provenance

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
13 Dec 2010 10:39 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 5227.89

47 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1974 Provenance

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.11 points

  1. WhiskyU scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Definitely was a very nice lunch-whisky. Thanks, Pitsch :)

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A great Ardbeg, golden barley peat, very elegant, the mouthfeel is intense.

  3. u485tfu scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Smell: sweet smoky, spicy, honey, cinnamon, somehow Christmassy and strong, dark chocolate, camp fire smoke, because you can smell it only a whole evening.

    Taste: without water, explosive on the tongue and in the nose, like a very young whisky, then warming. The whole mouth is filled with taste. You immediately taste the sweetness of chocolate and the smoke, no cold smoke as often with Caol Ila, but a warm smoke from a campfire, with a light chocolate bitterness. The spice notes that you could smell are no longer so present when tasting. With water, the explosiveness goes away, but there are no essential components added, you taste more bitter, but not too much, all embedded in sweetness and campfire smoke.

    Finish: The flavors are preserved for a long time, the campfire smoke and the dark chocolate tastes even after 30 min.

    Summary: Smell fantastic, taste great, but slight prints for lack of variety and complexity, such as barrel 2395, which for me is the best Ardbeg ever. No doubt but a great, intense, perfectly matured whisky, distilled in the best time of the distillery.

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Rich and creamy but dry on the tongue.
    • Nose
      Sea air. Seaweed. Oak, rope, leather .
    • Taste
      Huge flavour development . Malty , toffeeish, sweet, fruity.
    • Finish
      Distinctly sappy, smoky, and very warming. 

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

    This Whisky was sold for 2.455 € at Whiskyauction in March 2016

    and for 1.664 € in Jan. 2015

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. Sjors scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

     A very expensive, but a recommended Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      Sweet and peaty, with fruits, apple, peach. Some beeswax

      and leather, slightly medicinal tones and spices like nutmeg

      in the background.
    • Taste
      Smoky, peaty and creamy. A bit peppery. Lovely tones of dark

      chocolate, fruits like apple, peach, tangerine and grapefruit.

      And some spices appearing too.
    • Finish
      Very long finish on smoke and peat, with the dark chocolate

      and fruits still melting on the tongue.

  8. Bachess did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

    Expression: ProvenanceBatch: 2nd ReleaseVintage: 1974Bottled: 19 May, 1998Age: 23ABV: 54.7%Bottle Size: 750mlCask Type: BourbonNumber of Bottles: ~1000Bottle # Range: 401-500, 701-1000, 1401-2000Bottled for: USBox: Wooden Presentation BoxInsert/Booklet: Parchment: 9 April, 1998Front Label: Black; Bottle NumberBack Label: US Government WarningInitial Cost: 595 USDInfo from www.ardbegproject.com


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