Ardbeg 1978 Ses

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Sestante (Ses)
Stated Age
21 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 oct 2011 4:31 pm

Average value

€ 2220.00

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26 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1978 Ses

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.96 points.

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Big Cinema - Highly Complex - Perfect to enjoy in the spherical Blender's Glass
    • Nose
      After 21 years, the pleasant smoke is beautifully interwoven with the aromas - yellow plum, rose water, marzipan - after a longer life in the glass, the tarry oil oil note finally appears, but also vanilla, flowers and herbs - beguiling
    • Taste
      medical smoke, sweet tobacco, leather, a bit buttery, herbal drops, ripe rédeclode, licorice - incredibly soft
    • Finish
      Smoky with sweet Jodanklängen, surprisingly little wood, the ship's diesel remains at the very back - holds itself extremely long in the throat

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  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    straw yellow
    Pineapple, apple, lime, avocado, leather, salt and pepper. Then comes vanilla, as well as yellow notes of mirabelle and honeydew melon. Leathery throughout and really sweet in the nose.
    Soft, sweet, peaty and very harmonious on the tongue. Fruity-sweet with yellow fruits, peat and bourbon vanilla. With accents of marzipan and Russian apple pie, as well as a nutmeg-flavored spice. Salt, pepper, turmeric and dry herbs complete the beautiful overall picture.
    Medium long - fresh and spicy with peaty herbal notes and a light woody effect. The vanilla is also here towards the end and is accompanied by sweetish smoke, as well as an apple fruit. Elegant and different than usual! But great!
    91 points
    N: 89P / G: 92P / F: 91P

  5. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    In itself very elegant and beautiful notes, he lacks unfortunately unfortunately with the 40% after all the time noticeably a kick in the mouth and also for the finish.
    • Nose
      Very elegant, lavender, incense sticks, rose water, licorice, fennel, orange oil, grapefruit scones, sweet peat, pine nuts, wild honey, ginger, nutmeg, old and sweet malt, old logs, rye bread delicate
    • Taste
      Pine nuts, fennel, rye bread, grapefruit, very delicate here too, distilling tea, Earl Gray, rose water, autumn leaves, wild honey, sweet malt, licorice, brown sugar, orange zest
    • Finish
      Rose water, sweet fine malt, Earl Gray and old leather, pine forest, medium length

  6. bokhanov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very delicate. In the fragrance of Lagavulin the purest water. Oily and smoked.


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