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Ardbeg 1974 Provenance

Overall rating
94.20/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
WB19580
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Vintage
1974
Bottled
09.04.1998
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Number of bottles
1000
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
083300072207
Market
us United States
Added on
13 Dec 2010 10:39 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 7711.77

57 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1974 Provenance

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.20 points

  1. 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

  2. Bachess did not rate this whisky 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

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Big big Whisky

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Exellent !!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. bcrossan scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Menthol, crisp, mellow peat. Amazing whisky

  6. MaltMinute scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    This is one of those exceptionally rare malts where the quality ALMOST justifies the absurd price. Take the flavour profile of 70s Ardbeg and elevate it to its most perfect form. Certainly the best OB Ardbeg I've ever tried. A truly breathtaking dram.

  7. WhiskyU scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

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

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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. 

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