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

€ 2357.10

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1975 DL

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.56 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts 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

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  3. Kensay scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      fire smoke on the seashore, prunes with a drop of iodine, pear jam sprinkled with salt, seaweed with iodine, confectionery spices
    • Taste
      90 90
      lemon with a drop of iodine, smoked fish in oil
    • Finish
      90 90
      old salted leather, tobacco, lemons, spices

  4. minialkoff scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior


  5. scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 21 22 87

    Tasty, smooth, not deep, but good, although I obviously expected more from this whisky .... sorry.

  6. ep11ripee scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


  7. Killswitch scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoked fish on the coast, because I smell seaweed, Parma ham - like a burned down fisherman's hut. A subtle hint of lavender and rye bran, yeah
    • Taste
      89 89
      Acetone at the start, slightly phenolic - that gets better with a few drops of water
    • Finish
      92 92
      Herbs, Herbs, Herbs. Enormously long, extraordinary and good!

  9. Likudi scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    brilliant old style ardbeg, sweet peat and citrus

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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. 

  15. bokhanov scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very delicate.

  16. Lafroy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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


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