Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
24 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
14 Sep 2007 7:23 pm

Average value

€ 1271.86

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792 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1977

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.56 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. pere scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Quite light smoke, heather, a bit of flowers, quite fresh, a bit of smoke, vanilla, just a hint of peat, gets a bit more smoky over time.
    • Taste
      Stronger, grass, a bit of smoke, oak, a bit of spices, a bit of vanilla, quite fresh, smooth.
    • Finish
      Quite smooth, a bit of oak, flowers, a hint of dry fudge, a bit of peat, plums, gets gradually a bit sweeter. Very nice and well balanced.

  8. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    LWC tasting with Ardbaggie. Rest of the line up was Lord of the Isles, 1974 SV, Airigh Nam Beist, 1991 OMC, 2004 AD. This was my 3rd favourite, a very good expression of Ardbeg. 8/10
    • Nose
      slight cardamom, lemon porridge, slightly smoked meats
    • Taste
      lemon verbena, light banana bread, very dry, slightly vegetal, angelica, ... (in progress)

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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


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