- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 32 years old
- Bourbon Cask
- Number of bottles
- 48.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- United Kingdom
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2007 2:12 pm
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40 × member ratings
55 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1972
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.66 points
- Ardbeg 1972 32YO, Cask # 866, 48.3%. Color: golden yellow; smell: seaweed and lime in the nose, then burned ashes and high-quality leather, as well as spices such as star anise. The lemon jelly is very obvious, the honey is very obvious, mixed with the very fresh taste of sea water and mild peat. After being stored for a long time, the taste of pine needles will come out, and it will even be a bit like old vinegar mixed with a little sticky fragrance, and the peaty feeling will increase slightly. 94 points; tasting: the entrance is very oily, rich in layers, and very vibrant. The first part is very sweet, and gradually the citrus and lemon feel opens up, just like juice. A little bit of spice in the middle section, there is obvious salty taste in the latter section, I feel like eating oysters, 94 points; aftertaste: medium-length, peat, farmy ashes, slightly sweet, 93 points; 20220101
- Nose -
Sweet peat smoke, old leather, oak furniture, soft smell of liquorice, ginger and cinnamon, honey, hot apple pie, apricots, a little bit of iodine... This Ardbeg has a very complex nose.
The taste is certainly as complex and equally good. Sweet peat, salty, light medicinality, beeswax, soft caramel, apples, mandarins, dates, pepper, ginger cake.
Very long finish, the most sublime peat, salt, spicy herbs and plenty of fruits.
- One of the best I ever tasted. Thank God.
A real old classic Ardbeg with al his tannins and tones. You name it.Honeeyed sweetness, peat, oily, moss,kelp and eucalyptus. Phenolic rather than smoky. Complex. Endless.
Complex, take your time then: with drop of water: peppermint, angelica,almond oil and pine apple. Again endless.
Very long and ...endless. No end yourney.
- Dave Broom from scotchwhisky.com says:NOSE
Classic old Ardbeg, with that mix of real honeyed sweetness and a peaty aspect, which seems to be sealed in halibut oil capsules alongside moss, kelp, engine oil and eucalypt. In other words it’s phenolic, rather than smoky, and all of this is fully assimilated into an elegant, oily mass. In time, a note that brings to mind smoked mozzarella. After it has breathed for an hour, you get the blast of wide, airy spaces next to the strand – and lanolin.
The sooty element is now more apparent, alongside Bay Rum and bog myrtle, but it fluxes around the sweet core. Slightly fragile, as you might expect. With a drop of water there’s some peppermint, angelica, almond oil and pineapple.
A superlative bottling.
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
Listening to Martyn Bennett.
Scores a 9.2/10