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

€ 7183.00

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1967 SV

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.67 points.

  1. 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!

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  3. Holle525 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    What an Ardbeg. Fruitness, freshness and slightly peatness meets alcohol in a perfect balance. Endless finish

  4. Sonicx111 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    It's crazy how the citrus and herbs are roaring without loosing the balance at all. Eeeeenddlessss finish with tarr, bergamot, lemons and lime. Perfection.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, iodine, liquorice, tar camphor, herbs, very medicinal, stone fruits, peach, candied orange, just the right amount of sherry to achieve the perfect balance, brilliant.

  6. kundalini did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Top Whisky!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

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

  12. 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:

    and as a bonus dram "one for the road"

  13. 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!").

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

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

  15. tebond968 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 28y 1967/1995, 53.7%, Signatory, cask 575, Pale Oloroso - Islay - 95/100
    Nose the glass. Blessed be the Lord! And Luk. Peat, but not the seventies Ardbeg peat, let alone more recent, sharper peat type Airigh Nam Beist. This peat is sublime soft, fruity and sweet. The most delicious, soft sherry through it. Light sea associations (salt, seaweed ...) and some herbs too. Which? Who cares! And probably I can get a lot more out of my nose, because he is so complex, but I do not feel like it now. Wonderful just. And the taste? Yes, that also justifies the score. Powerful, mouth filling, with the fruity peat, salt, liquorice, wax, little tar ... whatever. Nice intertwining to quote an illustrious club member. No, beautiful is a term that detracts from this Ardbeg. Formidable, sublime, breath-taking, mouth-watering, that is the terminology that applies here. Seedy, everlasting finish. Man, this is delicious whisky!

  16. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 28 yo 1967/1995 (53.7%, Signatory, cask #575, pale oloroso)

    Colour: gold. Nose: very expressive, to say the least. Starts extremely resinous, with lots of camphor, eucalyptus, bandages, getting then more and more medicinal. Then we have the marzipan, almond milk, and then all the sea 'stuff': fisherman's nest, shells, oysters... All that is finally rather delicate, not brutal at all. Really brilliant! Keeps developing on orgeat syrup, marzipan, whiffs of turpentine and even tar, dried seaweed... Natural mastic? Heck, let's say it: 'wow!' Mouth: an extraordinary attack, powerful, extremely thick and coating, on peat, rubber and bitter oranges. Hugely concentrated! Lots of mastic sweets, beeswax, cough syrup, quite some herbs (mostly chervil but also a little dill), getting then quite lemony but always resinous... So playful after all these years! The finish is long, waxy, almondy and peaty, with just traces of wine. A perfect match!

    95 points

  17. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur Color: pale gold
    Nose: Complex old nose! Starts with glue, resin and gum, perfumed honey, herbs and almonds in rum. Slight salt and delicate maritime notes. Smoke and peat-free!
    Taste: Heavy and powerful. The aromas of the Oloroso barrel are now being highlighted. The sweeties get stronger, but also the sticky gum notes. In addition there are bitter orange and herbs, which are heavily salty; Accents of oak and lemon.
    Finish: Very long, salty and again gum. The waxy wood flavors become stronger; the syrupy sweetie remains until the end. Only now does smoke and some peat come to the fore and make the finish quite dry.
    Note: The slightly too strong rubber influence prevents a higher score for my taste!
    92 points (nose: 91 / taste: 93 / finish: 92)

  18. Dede scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A profile so special! This is the first time I have tasted such a whisky. Still, it's excellent!
    • Nose
      Unique. I never smelled a nose like this. Extremely camphorated, resinous, with notes of universal glue, hydrocarbons and perhaps some rubber. Sawdust too, as well as herbal liqueur and verbena. Behind are softer fragrances, sweet almond oil and vanilla, as well as some marine hints.
    • Taste
      What a freshness! The particular profile of the nose is found in the mouth. Hard to describe, but there are notes of camphor, resin, eucalyptus, candy lemon balm, aromatic herbs. The texture is very fatty and the alcohol a little more present than in the Cadenhead despite a lower degree. This Ardbeg is medicinal indeed, but it looks more towards aromatherapy than to the classic syrup for cough.
    • Finish
      A little shorter than that of the Cadenhead, it is extended on pine resin, aromatic herbs and verbena. She dries her mouth slightly.


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