Ardbeg 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
1st Fill Black Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2022
Added on
04 jun 2022 4:07 pm by Ardbeg1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 1753.90

43 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 15-year-old

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.21 points.

  1. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. goyni7878 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Very old Sydney Ardbeg. Deep and energetic. The best drink this year!

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. leeho scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Before the hyper-scoring begins in earnest, I’ll offer up my genuine first impressions of this rare cask.

    N: Expectations aside [being present at a masterclass hosted by Dr Bill Lumsden at the distillery on Ardbeg Day], this seems old - 1970s old. Indeed though, we are talking of a proper old sherry style - all the sherries - and none of that contemporary syrup. Delectably salty too. In short, it’s a stunning nose in context.

    T: Old-skool [1960s Strathsila] style in flavour, yet also crisp and vibrant [no OBE, obvs, and a high abv]. Salty vegetal-sweet peat juice serges onto the palate and pulsates with life,.. salt, sherry, salt, sherry,… then into rich chocolate.

    F: More and more giving as we work our way through this beautiful whisky.

    C: Bill: “Sherry, the most misunderstood wine”. Beautifully crafted whisky, this Ardbeg offers a sherry masterclass in a glass!

    Provisionally scores 91[+] points

  7. Whisky did not rate this whisky Specialist

    RRP at Ardbeg day £ 555


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