Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
28 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Dec 2008 6:09 pm

Average value

€ 425.00

7 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1972 DL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.67 points

  1. helmutgw scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Perfectly consistent in nose, taste and finish.
    • Nose
      Phenol, charcoal and sweetness.
      Over time, a fresh perfume - fruit note develops
    • Taste
      Keeps what the nose promises. Plus some alcohol and woodiness.
      There is no development with water.
    • Finish
      Long, warm: nose and taste accordingly.
      The sweetness is getting drier, some wood.

  2. XorLophaX scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    94/100 points - "Wow, what a dram!"
    This old Ardbeg once again proves what was then bottled for insanely good whiskys. A dream on the nose and almost as awesome on the palate.
    If the price is not, every Islay lover should have tasted this whisky once.
    Who comes to a sample - strike.
    Link to the tasting on my blog:
    • Nose
      In the nose of the still hot smoke from the campfire on the beach in the foreground. Nice, strong cereal notes paired with fruits like ripe apples.
      More subtle then the mint, surrounded by the fine salty sea breeze.
      With water, it is a little sweeter with flavors of apple pie and blockade candies.
    • Taste
      On the palate you can recognize especially the fruity aromas again. At first he is a bit wild and strong, but soon the sweetness returns and he opens smoky aromas, as one wishes.
      One would think that one sits on the beach, late at night and an apple over the hot fire roasting.
      Unfortunately, it loses its aroma and fruit with water, but gains sweetness and a touch of woodiness.
    • Finish
      A pretty long, fruity finish. No trace of alcoholic sharpness. In the end, it becomes a bit bitter / bitter and reminds of grapefruit. This remains for a very long time - covered in a beautiful smoke coat - received.

  3. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 755 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Ardbeg 28 yo 1972/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, 186 bottles)
    Colour: gold. Nose: easier, more delicate, with a little white
    chocolate and crystallised oranges before the tarry, medicinal notes
    come out. But it does become very bandagey again over time. Less
    immediate than the 27 yo but they become very much alike after a good
    fifteen minutes. Mouth: a bit easier again, and yet it’s no easy whisky.
    Big, fat, with a little oranges this time, quinine, tarry liquorice…
    Full Ardbeg! Finish: long, with more salt and an earthy side. Orange
    drops. Comments: absolutely wonderful again. It started slower than the
    27, but it did catch up. SGP:457 – 93 points.



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