Ardbeg 1967 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Stated Age
28 years old
Dark Oloroso Butt
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
13 Apr 2009 1:19 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4871.80

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126 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1967 SV

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.65 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    a very own Ardbeg which is heavily dominated by Oloroso sherry a reason why he was bottling a UA? the heavy wood impact could be too intense for some normally all point deductions but he got the turn and became a great one-of-a-kind extravagant
    94 out of 100 points Yes, I'm in a wooden heaven
    • Nose
      an old forgotten sherry barrel
      dark Spain
      bitter sweet
      soft heath, salt marshes, cold wood smoke
      wet North Sea silt and dry peat
      dark nutty oak wood
      sparkling sweet lemons
      the nose tells of moments from old stories
      dark and forgotten
      Sherry old, tart & dark nutty wood
      Shoe wax
      refined with a dash of old Ardbeg
      The sherry is great, but very dominant
    • Taste
      a first quick sip
      says dark asphalt

      Raisins, hot asphalt, oak, nut, lots of leather
      Lemon, a small floral note, a cool camphor note
      It's cold in the old room full of dusty furniture
      Your hands glide over the smooth leather of the chair
      In summer you walked on the small road to the village
      the asphalt was so hot
      that you could smell him
      You should not have taken off your shoes
      You can still feel the pain
      hot glowing asphalt
      and now this cool old leather on your hands
      You're smiling
      what a contrast

      You open the old oak cabinet
      it creaks as if the oak wanted to say something after so many years
      their wood has become dry and dusty
      dark Sherry from Spain
      bitter, sweet, dark and mysterious
      as if it had grown together with the old oak Your mouth is getting wet
      ripe oranges, furniture polish, dark chocolate, dust
      The oak only remains dry and dusty on your palate You have to learn to wait
      wait for the perfect enjoyment

      the oak on your palate dissolves in your saliva
      she is getting sweeter
      Oranges, marzipan, bitter almond
      cooling camphor and mint, hot ashes

      You want another sip
      cold and smooth it starts
      then comes the hot asphalt ....
      - you know -
    • Finish
      Bitter almond and oak
      Salivation and dryness
      You have to play with him
      then he releases his aromas
      strong barrel flavors
      bittersweet fruit

  2. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Attention: Bottle No. 277 is empty !!!!

    It was sold on ebay for 671,99 €
    Let's face the facts:
    This bottle will be refilled -
    maybe with an Ardbeg Ten - to find a new
    Source of information:
    Armond Dishers WhiskyNews Edition Nr. 79
    – Dezember 2018/Januar 2019

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2005]  I emptied bottle no. 161 together with friends around christmas time that I bought for 255 Euros (499 Deutschmark) in December, 2001.

    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 95+.  Pls. see my other notes below for details. 

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Difficult to start without noting the color of this Ardbeg. It's dark, with magnificent reflections: an orange coffee? A big sherry for sure.

    Definitely a masterpiece. I am not a big connoisseur of Ardbeg, but it is easy to see that it is more than the distillate which speaks here.

    • Nose
      96 96
      We have a very nice attack, the 54% are present.

      Dried fruits: dates, figs, apricots, currants. Nuts, roasted almonds.
      Leather, wax, solvent.
      Precious, fresh and burnt wood that mixes flavors. And there as well waxed.
      A cliff edge: a nice dose of spray.
      Recessed fruit: blackcurrant, plums, orange zest.
      Eucalyptus, balsamic vinegar.
      The peat is discreet, and is more concretized by a smell of burning, gunpowder.
      A very small metallic side: a light rusty adjustable wrench in an old workshop.

      The note speaks for itself, it's complete and complex. We already know from the nose that we are on an exceptional sherry.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the mouth we continue in line with the nose. It is however much more austere and astringent. It's tannic, but luckily oily.
      The wood is drier, less waxed, and much more present.
      The more acidic fruit: redcurrant, blackcurrant.
      We have more peat and cold ash than on the nose. It's fat and the barbecue is off.
      Always a nice dose of leather, dried fruit, undergrowth, cigar.
      A nice dose of spice: Anise, cloves, pepper.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The finish is long, dry, tannic.
      Precious wood comes out first, followed by spices, cloves and star anise.
      Next come salt, oily peat and a light film of cold ash.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Really great on the nose - really rare - pretty austere on the palate - little more sweetness would be better but it's on a very high level. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Intense, dried fruits, dates, plums, peat and smoke, menthol and eucalyptus, bonfire, brown sugar and molasses, little toffee, sherry wood, hints of cooked oranges and jam - very rare in Ardbegs - superb!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, very oily and creamy, subtle sweetness, little austere, little fruitiness, more peat and smoke, little herbal, a lot of old sherry wood, spices, pepper - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, more austere, more woody, more herbal, a tad bitter

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful signatory dumpy ardbeg, this is really amazing

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2001]  I had another dram during an Islay charity tasting at Rheinhotel Dreesen. 

    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 this 95+.  Unfortunately no detailed notes were taken.

    But I noted the results of the charity auction:
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/11079/bowmore-1976-ud = 610 DM (305 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/16877/bruichladdich-15-year-old = 270 DM (135 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/11192/caol-ila-1966-gm = 540 DM (270 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8341/bowmore-1964-black = 2900 DM (1450 Euros, no one placed a bid at the mininum price of 2900 DM during the first auction round - in a second round with a reduced starting bid it was hammered at this price)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/6201/killyloch-1972-sv = 3500 DM
    (1750 Euros, no one placed a bid at the mininum price of 2900 DM during the first auction round - in a second round with a reduced starting bid it was hammered at this price)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7342/ardbeg-1967-sv = 560 DM (280 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20157/macallan-195859 = 560 DM (280 Euros)
    - a Macallan distilled 17.10.1988, bottled 22.12.2000 port finish for 400 days in a port quarter cask by Werner Hertwig, Berlin, bottle no. 3 of 30 = 140 DM (70 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/23694/glen-grant-1965-sv = 670 DM (335 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8203/laphroaig-1966-sv = 710 DM (355 Euros)

    The final result of this auction (10.650 Deutschmark or 5.325 Euros) was donated to charity projects on Islay.

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2000]  I had another dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting at Kyrburg. 

    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 this 95.  My notes state an extremely complex sherry profile both in the nose and on the palate.  The arrival in the mouth is very enjoyable.  Good finish (hey, what's this???).

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2000]  I had my first dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting at Rolandsbogen.  The price of this fine tasting was as low as 180 Deutschmark (90 Euros) plus 70 Deutschmark for an excellent four-course dinner. 

    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 this 95+ points.  My notes state it has a more intense nose than the pale oloroso edition but a less intense body.

    It was an extraordinary decadent line-up this evening:
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/25438/ardbeg-1975-rwd
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/22965/ardbeg-1975-ca
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/13870/ardbeg-ten
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/12324/ardbeg-10-year-old-guaranteed
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1636/ardbeg-1974-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3143/ardbeg-1976-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/43686/ardbeg-1964-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/62/ardbeg-30-year-old-very-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7342/ardbeg-1967-sv
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7341/ardbeg-1967-sv
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/675/ardbeg-1974-provenance
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1306/ardbeg-1976-cask-2391
    and as a bonus dram "one for the road"
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/4235/ardbeg-1972-dl

  10. MJ84 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94


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