Ardbeg 1975 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2008 5:36 pm

Average value

€ 1659.20

15 × in wishlist

82 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1975 DL

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.84 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely brilliant Ardbeg as I would like to drink it anytime compared to almost all modern ones.
    • Nose
      Slushy apple, beans, old Driftwood on the beach, dry algae, moss, old rye bread, heather, lavender, old leather, toffee and grasses are also there, wild honey
    • Taste
      Algae, lavender, but also sweet apricot, peach, bitter orange, grapefruit peel, sherry wood, wild honey, sweet licorice, cocoa beans, green apple, honey-whipped oak, vanilla
    • Finish
      Herbal honey, getting drier, the peat is dry back, oak, lavender, long, remainder vanilla too

  2. Dirk scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    Many thanks to Royalscotsman for the sample, old musty, zesty but such a thick mouthfeel. Great, great, great!

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2002]  I had this dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting in Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5. My notes state an average blonde colour and thin legs with late big tears (oily texture at the glass).  The nose is very intense and complex with fine lacquer aromas (acetone) that I call "old bottle flavour (OBF)".  It is a sign of a high quality spirit with a perfect maturation.  The mouthfeel is both bold and smooth.  The taste is COMPLEX (I wrote the word in capital letters) with beautiful peaty flavours as well as cocoa (bittersweet) and dry dusty aromas.  The finish is long, sweet, warming and very nicely balanced. 

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    brilliant old style ardbeg, sweet peat and citrus

  5. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Smoke infused seaweed and olive bread, mixed with apples, lavender and black pepper. Very smoothly integrated but a bit too much ashtray on the finish for me, which slightly overshadows the enjoyable candied citrus from the palate. Otherwise a very impressive and complex dram.

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, christmas cake, old leather, cream, toffee, fresh grass notes on nose.

    Peated smoke, creosote, green apples, spices and oak cask notes on palate.

    Spices, vanilla, dryness, light peated smoke notes on long finish.

  7. bokhanov scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very delicate.

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 705 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

  9. Lafroy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91


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