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Overall rating
91.28/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1975
Bottled
2001
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2008 2:27 pm

Average value

€ 1399.00

23 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1975

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.28 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The smell is very ripe without the smoke has lost its power, for the low alcohol content, it is very intense. The taste goes perfectly with the nose and continues the picture in a harmonious way. The finish lacks a bit of complexity. A mature, smoky whisky from a bourbon barrel that shows what you expect from it. I like such ripe whiskys.
    • Nose
      gentle smoke, lemon, strong, honey, it is sweeter, vanilla and caramel, peach juice, the smoke provides a spicy undertone, sugared lime, overall very spicy, grilled pork neck, the smoke is not so strong, but very present, the caramel gets stronger over time
    • Taste
      Light body, medium ingress, slightly astringent, smoke and spicy oak dominate, but also the sweet peach juice is back and connects wonderfully with the smoke, chicken broth
    • Finish
      The finish consists mainly of sweet smoke, the spice is surprisingly clear, but the taste of the oak remains long.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    blind I would not have typed on Ardbeg necessarily this whisky lacks excitement, it is tasty and harmonious, pleasant to drink
    • Nose
      directly after pouring without movement: bourbon notes, smoke, sweet grain, honey later with movement: oily, sweet pop corn in medical smoke, soft sweet French apricot, fleshy sweet, a flashback between Talisker and Laphroaig, now camphor, citrus notes and caramel - the nose develops harmoniously and softly
    • Taste
      soft onset with caramel in the smoke, citrus and later chocolate on the palate - the mouth has despite soft onset and even strength, develops ripe fruit, the smoke remains pleasant and unobtrusive, smoke with chocolate powder and clove on the palate
    • Finish
      medium, for a Ardbeg a rather weak finish, pleasant with sweet ripe fruit taste and some smoke and clove

  3. gango4 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Wonderfully round, gentle and yet complex. Nevertheless, probably a little too diluted.
    • Nose
      First very fruity sweet in the nose. The smoke is very reserved. Light maritime notes are distributed in the glass. With a bit of warmth, these maritime, peaty notes are enhanced and replace the sweet fruit. The nose suggests a very soft, oily character.
    • Taste
      Very round and soft. Maybe a bit too soft (?). Very complex. Not easy to read out here single.
    • Finish
      The complex smoke employs the palate for a moment. Then he pulls back and lets the still fresh oak aroma come through. Strong finish that lasts for a long time.

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

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