Ardbeg 1972 DL The Ardbeggeddon

Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
29 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
48.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
28 Nov 2008 5:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 7533.68

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66 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1972 DL The Ardbeggeddon

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.78 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Definitely a legend
    Definitely an exquisite whisky
    I had a sip while bottling
    (for some reason that's always the best)
    the smell in the nose
    the voltage
    the swallow
    and I immediately described this Ardbeg in one sentence
    for the sake of the eternity of the word, I leave that out of here

    then I had to keys 2 cl ... mmh, one is probably too afraid with so little
    2cl ... mmh today it gets harder and harder
    open my 10cl sample and that's it
    This whisky is drunk, then he is great
    Yes, I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      stale fine peat smoke subtly in the background
      finest sweet caramel
      the sweetness of the barley
      lemon oil
      sweetish spicy herbs
      warm fruity apple with vanilla
      the notes are delicate and varied
      elegant, beautiful, oily,
      in fact, you can also find an adhesive note
      and in the emptied glass stall smell

      the nose is really an experience
    • Taste
      cool herbs (also a touch bitter) and chocolate in the start
      then sweetish woodruff
      Caramel, lemon oil
      cool wood ash
      mild medical note
      again the warm apple with vanilla
      hot and numbing on the palate
      from sweet and cool to hot and dry
      it produces all sensations in the mouth
      Spicy chocolate powder sticks to the palate
      Sweet peat smoke with a fiery touch streams out of the throat
      his notes eat into your mouth
    • Finish
      very long
      chocolate powder
      the finish is accompanied by cool wood ash in the background
      Your taste buds will become dry
      and yet it keeps flowing
      cool baked apple juice with vanilla and caramel
      from your cheeks
      a game between dry and damp
      with me has gained damp;)
      a feeling like muscle soreness on the palate stays with you

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    written on the front label

    "Pour yourself a dram of this Plowed Society exclusive bottling of Islay whisky. Distilled at the Ardbeg Distillery, Islay and bottled for The Whisky Shop commemorate The Ardbeggeddon gathering January 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada."

    matured in sherry cask

  3. Sjors scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    really love this one.
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke, seaweed, seashells and some wet hay.

      Sweet apples, vanilla and smoked fish even some asphalt.

      Very complex nose.
    • Taste
      Very creamy and oily mouth almost liquid peat,

      on honey, vanilla, sugar candy, citrus and again apples.

      Some oaky spicyness and tones of sherry.

      Superb balance.
    • Finish
      Long after taste with a peaty sweetness.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Gréât sherried ardbeg a lot of toffee some candies fruits, the peat is perfectly balanced, one of the best ardbegs out there

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=291 Colour: gold Nose: Waxy-creamy-thick with lots of vanilla, salty lemon and a truckload of honey and caramel. In addition aromas of apples, yellow-ripe mirabelles, rhubarb and heavy smoke. Dull leather, cardboard, peat and wet ash. Taste: Creamy thick, very sweet and at the same time very salty at the beginning. Sweet peat, vanilla, ripe apples, gentle lemon and gray clouds of smoke. Now come medical notes - maritime and becoming peatier. Honey and herbs in peaty broth. Finish: Long - peaty-sweet but also dull and tart. Cardboard coal, wood ash, fruity lime, honey, sweet peat and fresh herbs. Still slightly tingling on the tongue - fading peaty-maritime. Comment: Good? Yes, no question but up to the Olympus, it is not enough! 93 points N: 93P / G: 94P / F: 93P

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A smooth body.
    • Nose
      Rich, soft, oily smokiness. Very appetizing.
    • Taste
      Against a firm,steely background: a dexterous interplay of grassy peatiness , oiliness , just lurking suggestions of lemony fruitiness, sherry, and oak.
    • Finish
      Lively,evocative, maritime flavours. A long walk on a sandy beach, with a a vigorous, salty spray.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    One of the sherry / toffee style of Ardbegs with a pleasant toffee / coffee note. Really great!
    • Nose
      Toffee, butter, toasted bread
    • Taste
      Citrusy and lemony notes, roasted nuts, a bit burning in the mouth
    • Finish
      Long, smooth and a tad bitter - not bad at all

  9. tebond968 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 29y 1972/2001 'Arbeggeddon', 48.4%, DL OMC for PLOWED, 227 bottles
    Hallelujah, this is blessed! Big! Enormously intense nose on creamy peat, smoked fish and other salty aromas. Asphalt, just like a bit of tar. Charcoal. Sweet apples. Vanilla. Smoked bacon. Wet hay. What farmy, indeed. What a complexity and so concentrated, enjoy in overdrive. It is thick and creamy on the tongue. The associations that catch me first are peat, smooth peat that is, honey, candy, citrus, salt, some oak, herbs ... light sherry tones. And what a wonderful bitterness! And then the aftertaste has not yet ... gigantic. Man man, what a dike of a whisky! 95/100 http://onversneden.com/2011/05/30/finish-in-beauty/


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