Overall rating
92.37/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
WB5927
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas of Drumlanrig (DoD)
Vintage
03.1976
Bottled
09.2001
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
237/48
Number of bottles
286
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Scotch Single Malt Circle
Market
de Germany
Added on
23 dec 2008 7:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6932.53

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71 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1976 DoD

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.37 points.

  1. Petitcham scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: The aromas unique to adbeg and the aroma of fresh fruit are very harmonious and rich

    Taste: The deep smoke unique to adbeg starts pleasantly, followed by nuts and fruits of deep sherry cask, with a lively overall structure, different first and end flavors, very stable and long finishes, myriad layers and changeableness

    A little bit of it, and the rich flavor explodes like crazy

  2. mudshark scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This Ardbeg lies comfortably in the glass and takes its time. I treat him to them and enjoy the aromas that unfold. Heavy sweetness, leather, raisins, dark dried fruit, caramel, tobacco, black tea, bitter almond, brown cane sugar, bourbon vanilla, wood. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated. After a while, citrus aromas and a little lovage are added. Infinitely complex and space-filling.

    The aromas are repeated in the mouth, with more sweetness. Very long, soft finish, accompanied by a light, pleasant bitterness.

    A masterpiece!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    WF said this: http://www.whiskyfun.com/feisile2006.html#020606

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    Quite balanced but not too sweet, the creaminess is flabbergasting, one of the more serious Ardbegs - great!
    • Nose
      Ardbeg-like peat and smoke, bonfire, smoked cigars, hints of tar, iodine, sea breeze, whiffs of old books - really not bad
    • Taste
      Extremely creamy and mellow, little punchy, bonfire, rather dry peat and smoke, diesel oil, tobacco, salty, hints of sea weed, subtle sweetness, some dried fruits, plums, figs, dates, dark chocolate - very good
    • Finish
      Long, warm, more woody notes coming out

  6. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Impressions during the Mara Tasting on 20.03.2010: Dark amber, very oily, pearls stick to the glass, in smell all sorts of spices and some smoke, medicinal, wonderful, full in the taste, very fruity, reminiscent of candied fruits, on the finish strong and long-lasting. Color / impression 19 points Body 19 points Smell 19 points Taste 19 points Finish 19 points Overall impression 95 points

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=263 Color: Copper / Amontillado Nose: oranges, wax, wood, leather - kept quite dry. Add tobacco leaves, balsamic and herbs. Taste: orange-honey and peppermint wood! That shapes the first seconds of taste. Then dull leather, coal, peaty broth - refreshed with peppermint and eucalyptus. Tart wood, some dark chocolate and dried nettle leaves. Finish: Long - peaty, fresh, with a pulsating salty body. Dried herbs, liquorice and wood - becoming bitter and dry. 90 points (Nose: 91 / Taste: 90 / Finish: 89)

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2003]  I found this dram in an advent calendar sampled by MaRa. 

    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 it 92,5.  Unfortunately I did not take any notes.

  9. u485tfu scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    95P

    Odor: heavy oily smell of spices, nutmeg, gingerbread, marcipan, oak, wood, chocolate, raisins, a hint of pipe tobacco

    Taste: first an explosion on the tongue, but can not shock the Ardbegliebhaber. then comes a taste experience of a special kind: Super sweet, black chocolate, oily heavy material that caresses the tongue.

    Finish: only now the typical smoke cinnamon Christmas chocolate

    Verdict: very dark, oily, velvety whisky, which could be a touch sweeter, yet almost perfect

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

    This Whisky was sold for 508 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2015

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