Ardbeg 1967 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Stated Age
28 years old
Pale Oloroso Butt
Number of bottles
53.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 Apr 2009 1:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6366.70

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1967 SV

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.60 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2000]  I had another 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 body than the dark oloroso edition but a less intense nose.

    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

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    Wow! I don't remember that I ever had such an Ardbeg - that Pale Oloroso Butt is really flabbergasting - I would say that this is the first fruit bomb of an Ardbeg while the peat and smoke still exists - very drinkable and enjoyable - too bad that I just had a sample but it was worth it - amazing!
    • Nose
      97 97
      Very fruity, tropical fruits, pineapple galore, vanilla, also mango, passion fruit, papaya, some peach, custard cream, ripe apricot, apple, melon, if at all only very shy peat and smoke, tobacco and spices - superb!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Oily, creamy, little sirupy, good sweetness, again tropical fruits galore, pineapple mostly but also others, some vanilla, lots of orchard fruits, honey, peche melba comes into my mind, little peat, smoke, spices - delicious!
    • Finish
      96 96
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, little more punchy, still good sweetness - excellent!

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Purchased 30ml sample.
    • Nose
      Has that initial, sourish sharp peaty nose which then mellows down just a bit, with some milk chocolate, creamy peat, and salty, maritime notes. Very distinctive old Ardbeg, with its profile virtually indistinguishable at this point from the ones from the 1970's.
    • Taste
      Delicious old Ardbeg... a bit too punchy probably, but again, just like the nose, mellows quite a bit with time on the palate. Becomes creamy, still quite peaty, slightly peppery, again with that sourish edge. Of course, this is complex -- I'm not tacky enough to say otherwise, but this is probably not better than some in the 1976 239x series, despite being almost a decade older... ie, don't overpay for the romanticism of the 60's Ardbeg, at least , not this one. Still, if you notice my score, this is outstanding stuff. You can add a bit of water here... even if it doesn't improve its taste, it will add extra slurps to your tasting.
    • Finish
      Mocha finish. Lemongrass and mint at the end. Yum! 94 points from start to finish.

  4. kundalini did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Top Whisky!

  5. pere scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Another great old sherry Islay. In comparison to the 578 the sherry is a bit drier and more freshly fruity and the smoke is a bit cleaner and more maritime. The taste is actually "darker" than you would expect just by comparing the colour of these two bottles with some dark chocolate, coffee and Demerara sugar.
    • Nose
      Sweetish spices, smoke, a bit drier sherry, sweet dried fruits, a bit dirty smoke.
    • Taste
      Sherry spices, sweetish, smoke, a bit of salt, coffee, oak, drier spices, a bit of hansaplast.
    • Finish
      Spices, dark chocolate, Demerara sugar, smoke, a bit of peat, dry hay.

  6. Jazzhawk scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    More balanced than Cask 574 with great incorporated sherry. a legend without a doubt ...
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    The best Ardbeg I've been able to enjoy to date!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  8. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Truly incredible balance and far more complex compared to any Ardbeg I've tried. A stunner!

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    [October, 1999]  I had this dram during a tasting at Rolandsbogen. 

    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 dram 95+.  Unfortunately no additional notes were taken (except one word: "Wow!").

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

    This Whisky was sold for 3.220 € at Whiskyauction in Jan.2017


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