Ardbeg 1975

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
31 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 sep 2007 9:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6630.54

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144 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1975

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.34 points.

  1. kanpai79 scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
      A monster…served as a gift by Thomas straight behind the distillery. Thx for that stunning dram sir!
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. pere scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not exactly bad, although there is definitely some dirty sherry / sulphur in play, but nothing spectacular either. In my opinion there are plenty of single cask Ardbegs a lot better than this.
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, a bit of lamb wool, fruity, a bit spicy, maritime, a bit of smoke, fruity.
    • Taste
      Spicy, a bit of peat, smoke, fruity sweetness, coffee.
    • Finish
      Spices, fruity sweetness, a bit of raisins, wood, a bit of peat, wood tar, dry hay, dark chocolate.

  4. Pepperpride76 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Very powerful malt, with bonfire and spiciness all around us. Peat smoke, a touch of vanilla and cinnamon, lovely aroma of apples, plums and sweet dried fruits.
    The palate delivers creamy notes, peat again. Hot chocolate, spicy tropical fruits, berries, orange zest.
    Finish is quite long. Fruity, spicy and peaty simultaneously. A bit of oak and chocolate. Perfect.

  5. Equinox80 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Quite phenolic and spicy. The smoke with mineral and medicinal notes, then sherry, cinnamon and plums. Notes of dark fruits. Nice and clear.
    Taste: Wonderfully peated creamy start, then lots of chocolate, walnuts, cherries, dark fruits. Sweet smoke again, covered with soft woody tannins.
    Finish: Long, spicy, drying. Quite intense. Fruity aromas, dark chocolate and ripe cherry. The finish constantly develops and changes the spectrum of sensational feelings. Great!

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. Modhu scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    A very intense, complex and pleasantly spicy. Soft smoke, accompanied by sherry aroma, dark dried fruit, light cinnamon, in addition a bit of red apples.
    Great smoke, creamy caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, the spice dominates, nice oaky cinnamon.
    Very long, persistently intense, a veil of smoke, some floral aromas, fruity spice, espresso, dark chocolate.

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    There is hype in those Ardbeg's. But I found this one a little bit dull, the integration between sherry and peat in my humble opinion didn't work well here.
    • Nose
      No doubt about it, a strong sherried peater, iodine, fresh ripe apple, fresh grapes, very thick and syrupy, all over the place, not well organized.
    • Taste
      Sweet leather, too much oak, sweet dates, dry tannins, a bit dull.
    • Finish
      Long, oak spices, chocolates, leather and dates, a lot of sherry influence.

  9. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Madness! So complex and complex that my notes do not do justice to this drop.
    • Nose
      Wood and sherry; dusty; a surge of spices pervades the nose; very fine and dense smoky note; sweetish with gingerbread, but also a nice, slightly sour note of sherry
    • Taste
      indescribable; Power / spices; Sweet; Mint; Sherry, oily
    • Finish
      warm; sweetish spices; sherry again; also some wood

  10. rottendon scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I'm very pleased with the barrel, nice that I can taste it again extensively, and also nice that I was able to deal with him in Limburg ever trial, he needs this attention! Thanks for the wee dram, AS!
    • Nose
      After it opens closed and extremely mineral starts it opens with time. As an old Ardbeg it comes with a smoke profile that is no longer available today, slightly phenolic, but also ashy and soaked in iodine. The room of damp granite becomes narrower, sweet little mirabelle plums lie around on the rocky benches, Bavarian block malt runs down the walls. Now it is warm, tender sherry swells blow through the cave and bring the essential oils of overripe limes with.
    • Taste
      It's so beguiling that you just can not do it any other way and lick the walls to have all those flavors in your mouth too. Sweet he is not really, again minerally covered with sweet threads, but now comes a lot of old barrel influence dark coffee and a lot of camphor. He is still full of strength, warming and taking pleasure in the taste buds.
    • Finish
      Slight acidity of lime dancing on the tongue, while in the back oak dust and ashes dance together a waltz. It will take a long time for the lively bustle to continue until only memories of wet granite remain.

  11. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior
    • Nose
      8,9 Dość dymna, lekko medyczna z nuta toffi, kakao, pomarańczy, kwiatów, goździka oraz soli morskiej.
    • Taste
      8,8 Torfowa z nutą pomarańczy, kawy oraz ciemnej czekolady z akcentem białego pieprzu.
    • Finish
      8,8 Długi, rozgrzewający z nutą torfu, soli oraz wanilii z akcentem mięty i ziela angielskiego.

  12. barryfox915 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Old gold-amber
    Nose: Bold peat, tar, menthol, cocoa, cold ashes, slightly
    maritime and quite mineral. Very complex.
    Taste: Peaty, salty, slightly tannic, lots of iodine and
    disinfectant, mineral, on cold ashes, some pear, dark chocolate and seaweeds.
    The finish is very long, very dry, tannic, peaty, maritime, and on cinnamon
    General impression: Compared to the Manager's choice, the
    sherry is less pronounced and the result is a more tannic whisky, but also more
    mineral, on cold ashes and more complex.



  13. Toemi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. ASWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    this whisky is like a grand old lady
    already in the glass
    shows in the nose his noble lineage
    is in the mouth so sovereign and superior 

    and has a perfect classic Ardbeg finish
    doesn’t stumble at any point 

    I had expected much and got more
    a big old masterpiece of Ardbeg yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      very complex and intense
      sherry comes first
      a mature and noble one
      gorgeous rich notes of plums and blackberries
      a little ripe yellow fruit
      cinnamon and toffee
      in the background the foggy scenery of Islay appears
      with salt, peat, sea, port, camphor, silt
      the nose is very noble
      almost perfectly
      and renders the mouth moist
    • Taste
      a strong self-conscious beginning
      soft smoky sweetness mixes up with salty nuts,
      flattering and intense
      returns to the natural sweetness of dark ripe red cherriesdelicately bitter with smoke and old oak
    • Finish
      salt liquorice with a delicate sweetness
      the throat represents slightly smoke
      on the palate a touch of acidity
      long, dry and intense

  15. ASWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This whisky is already in the glass like a big old lady
    shows in the nose his noble descent
    is so confident and superior in the mouth
    and has a perfect classic Ardbeg finish
    just does not stumble anywhere
    I had expected a lot and got more
    a great old masterpiece by Ardbeg, yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      very complex + of intense depth, sherry is ripe + noble, beautiful rich notes of plums and blackberries, some ripe yellow fruit, cinnamon, toffee; Islay in the deep fog: salt, peat, sea, harbor, camphor, silt. Your mouth is getting wet
    • Taste
      a strong self-confident start
      Smoky soft sweetness blends with salty nuts, chocolate, flattering and intense
      > becomes again the natural sweetness of dark red ripe cherries> delicately bitter with smoke and old oak
    • Finish
      Salt liquorice with delicate sweetness, slightly smoke in the throat, a hint of acidity on the palate, long, dry and intense

  16. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      92 92

  17. ALouis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior


    sustained with coppery highlights. Nose:

    rich, on salt, iodine then toffee, chocolate and dried fruits.

    light peat in the bottom, very marine on the coaltar. Stuffy:

    little peat, then chocolate, oranges and coffee.

    a better memory of my tasting at feis Ile, he had made me
    strong impression while there I find it more flat in the mouth.

    sample has deteriorated


    final on spices.


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