Ardbeg 1974 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection - 150th Anniversary Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 feb 2012 8:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 500.00

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1974 CA

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.67 points.

  1. Dede scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Color: Old gold
    Nose: Nice mix of peat and sherry, but not in the monster category. Warmer and more animal (smoked meat, leather) than, more powerful too, but just as medicinal and marine. A hospital ship moored at the harbor. It is fruity with aeration, with notes of apple quarters very precise and then chocolate. An incredibly playful malt, sometimes hot, animal and gourmand, sometimes fresh and fruity, always medicinal and marine.
    Palate: It also plays on hot / cold. Fruit (pear), chocolate, peat, camphor, iodine, lemon, some mint as well, and a spicy note of clove on the finish. The alcohol is perfectly integrated, we do not feel at all the more than 57% of this whisky. Fucking brilliant!
    Final: The finish is long, very long, delicately bitter, fruity and full of ash, with a sublime return of the peat to the retro-olfaction.
    Conclusion: Ardbeg is good, eat it !!!

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    18yo 1974/1992 (57.7%, Cadenhead Authentic
    Collection, 150th anniversary)
    Colour: gold. Nose: it seems that
    there’s more sherry here. A
    little more caramel and chocolate.
    It’s also a little more animal,
    more reductive. Nice skunk (says Davin),
    game, dried beef (Grisons beef), horse
    stable… Anyway it’s simply
    another fab one. Mouth: roughly the
    same profile as the one we just had,
    just a tad simpler, lemonier and less
    fresh but it’s another brilliant
    Ardbeg, no doubt. Okay, 94


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