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Overall rating
90.57/100
votes
402
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2001
Calculated age
24 years old
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010494196283
Added on
14 Sep 2007 7:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1108.72

83 × in wishlist

402 × member ratings

734 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1977

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.57 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 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 90.  My notes state an average blonde colour and fast, small legs as well as a few tears (oily texture at the glass).  The nose is delicate sweet with some fruity and peaty aromas.  After some minutes of breathing the fruity aromas vanish.  The mouthfeel is very mellow.  The body is sweet with toffee flavours and just minor peaty notes.  The finish is very sweet again and of medium length.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Second time I've tried this and not as exciting as the first time. While the nose and palate are very good, a higher ABV would obviously make this even more drool-worthy. The finish is short.

  3. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Refined and fresh. A quality of antique Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      Peat, salted caramel, forest fruits, citruses, fish, grass, antique leather and honey.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Vanilla pudding, peat, pepper, citruses, caramel, malt, ash and pine resin.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, salty with citruses.

  4. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a very good Ardbeg, that was it then. Not bad, but I expected more. By dilution, he seems not fully to advantage.
    • Nose
      at first rather closed, rather grassy, ​​which I do not like. After some time but many tropical fruits on fresh tarred road. Freshly torn pack of pretzel sticks, black tea. Quite different from today's bottlings, much dirtier and tarier.
    • Taste
      Tar and peat also here, nice malty sweet, salt, through the drinking strength a bit thin unfortunately.
    • Finish
      medium length, maritime salty, some honey.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Typical 70s ardbeg profile, coastal peat, citrus, vanilla a hint of caramel, very nice

  6. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Tar, asphalt, sea air, moist dew. Some furniture polish, and after some time in the glass come nice fruit notes. Honeydew melon, red apples, mango and peach. Blossom honey, salted almonds and salted caramel. The smoke gets lighter over time, more towards cigars.

    Mouth:
    The first impression: a right thinner appearance.
    Lots of caramel, a lot of vanilla, hardly any smoke. The fruits from the nose are unfortunately not in the mouth.
    Creme Brulee, again some salted almonds.

    Finish:
    Long, vanilla sweet and again a salty note.

    Conclusion:
    A well-matured malt, which promises much in the nose but unfortunately loses something in the mouth.

  8. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The price has steadily gone up over the years to the point where I don't feel comfortable adding a second bottle, but I am glad to have a bottle to savor.
    • Nose
      Very vigorous from the outset. Peaty. Creme brulee. Glazed donut. Caramel. And yes, fruits!! None of the fake sweetness from red wine casks or port or whatever BS that they want to finish this in nowadays, but REAL fruits -- mandarin, strawberries, stewed pears, blueberries
    • Taste
      Obvious Ardbeg. Creamy. Very viscous. I thought Airigh nam bey what creamy, but wow, I think I am eating apple strudel with schlag and vanilla ice cream on the side. Very easy drinking. 
    • Finish
      I guess it's a long finish, but I guess. I usually do not consider a tasty whisky to be quaffable, but hot damn, this is quaffable AF. Citrus and zest at the end.

  10. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    07.04.2018 Stammtisch in Schifferstadt with Dennis

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