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Overall rating
92.07/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
10.1975
Bottled
01.2000
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
234
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Dec 2008 2:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1508.67

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74 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1975 DL

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.07 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    an Ardbeg that needs a bit more attention
    but very nice notes developed
    a successful composition of changing notes
    who interweave well with each other
    and form a continuous line from the nose to the finish

    yes, I'm in heaven

    in the tasting vs http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/977/ardbeg-1975-dl
    • Nose
      A gust of wind from the sea blows into the kitchen
      It tastes of menthol and salt
      as salty as the smoked ham
      you filled with fresh goat cheese
      It should be a nice day
      she will like your food
      brown cloves you press into the lemon
      one breaks between your fingers
      and exudes her dark spicy aroma
      You're smiling
      Next time you will bake a spice cake with lots of chocolate
      a nice spicy smell will welcome you
    • Taste
      soft
      sweet
      peppery
      sharp
      sweet
      chocolate - spicy
      a touch of sensual femininity in the middle of male Ardbeg
    • Finish
      anything you want
      soft and yet snappy
      sweet yes, definitely
      but also spicy like pepper
      a perfect mix
      and the memory stays - long, very long

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A unique 70's Ardbeg. Musty. Earthy.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Super fresh, yet old and musty! I don't remember if I've ever tasted a 70's Ardbeg as musty as this one. A bit sour, even, and definitely earthy! Salty sea salt! A very exciting, unique nose, with a good layer of fruitiness underneath the mustiness.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Creamy, earthy, peaty, still with a bit of sourness, perhaps a kind of vegetal peat. Again, there is a sweetness that is not very discernible. A bit of lemon, yes. But again, the mouthfeel is wonderful -- viscous and thick. Perfect balance, and extremely drinkable despite the uniqueness.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Faultless. A wonderful finish. Bottled at the perfect age. I love it.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    takes a long time to open
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Missalotta scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Appearance: Light straw, thin in the glass

    Nose: phenol, salt, Sylter Royal Oyster (only know the)

    Palate: Behave, I miss something the lemony of old Ardbegs,
    Peat, mint and tar

    Finish; long, salty, slightly metallic, warmed.

    Generally air does him good, more of a stammerer, locked Ardbeg.
    It takes some time and 1-2 drops of water open it a bit.

  5. helmutgw scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good OMC Ardbeg, but not really at the top.
    • Nose
      First closed, musty. Then phenol, iodine and some alcohol.
    • Taste
      Charcoal, sweetness, alcohol. Later fruit flavors, almost perfume-like.
      Becomes sweeter with water.

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

    This Whisky was sold for 705 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

  7. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Lafroy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

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