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Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Distillery
Vintage
1979
Bottled
1996
Stated Age
17 years old
Casknumber
11928
Number of bottles
258
Strength
64.3 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2011 12:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1901.76

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7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1979 AD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Ardbeg 17 yo 1979/1996 (64.3%, Adelphi for USA, cask #11928, 258 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: a hospital and that’s it. Litres of antiseptic. Extremely aggressive (but one can ‘feel’ this is great), let’s try to tame it using water. With water: woooh! One of the most extreme Ardbegs I could ever try – and I tried a few. The heavy notes of antiseptic are still there, mingling with fabulous notes of old pu-erh tea, tar, benzine, tasty oysters (I mean, not overly refined ones) and gunflints. Also whiffs of old copper coins. A version that’s true to Ardbeg as it should be. Mouth (neat): wow, it’s almost drinkable! Almost as lemony as the 1990, but there are many other flavours it seems and, above all, a lot of salt. Amazing! With water: wait, let’s add more water. This is so big! Good, you really have to bring this one down to roughly 45% vol. or it’ll just burn your throat. But then it gets truly magnificent, certainly as good as the most legendary Ardbegs. Fantastic saltiness, exceptional resinous notes, beautiful ‘coastalness’ (wot?), fabulous fruits (lemon and green apples first as usual)… Finish: as long as G.W. Bush’s late apologies. This Arbdeg’s balance is more than perfect. Comments: absolute top notch, ‘takes no prisonners’. Why can’t all whiskies be like this? (go to bed, Serge). SGP:568 - 93 points.

  2. Dede scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    After ten years more in glass, the alcohol seems now perfectly integrated. A great dram.

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