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Overall rating
92.66/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1965
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
39 years old
Casknumber
3678 + 3679
Number of bottles
261
Strength
42.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
18 Apr 2009 12:04 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 22970,60

35 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1965

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.66 points

  1. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This Scot has a full body, complexity and a velvety structure. The ABV should have been a bit higher, which I only criticize a bit. The presentation I find very successful and has something mystical for me. The price was in 2006 at about 3000 € for the 0.7 liter bottle including 5cl miniature. I sold the big bottle and enjoyed the mini very much. Slainte
    • Nose
      Full, round, harmonious and complex. Dark, ripe berry fruits combine with forest soil, coastal flavors, dark chocolate, vanilla and the smoke of an extinct campfire.
    • Taste
      A deciduous forest in autumn - damp soil, leaves, mushrooms, moss and fully ripe berries. Above lies the smoke of an extinct campfire. The barrels used complement the aromas wonderfully with sandalwood and delicate spices. Very balanced and complex. The relatively low ABV he does not seem tired, but a few% more certainly would not have hurt.
    • Finish
      The medium long finish is mild. Peat smoke mixed with forest soil and spiced sandalwood gradually fade away.

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

    This Whisky was sold for 7.075 € at Whiskyauction in March 2016

  4. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Producer's Tasting Notes
    • Nose
      Initial wafts of sea spray give way to a mix of luscious summer fruits
      (blackberries and blueberries) enveloped in ripe peaches.  Beneath the
      mouth-watering fruit, nutty chocolate and vanilla notes emerge.  The senses are
      latterly aware of sweet smokiness, coal tar and gentle peat oils.
      With water the sweet smokiness becomes more apparent; subtle medicinal, tarry
      rope notes are suggested with briny sea spray as the senses are reminded of its
      Islay birthplace.
      The theme is still fruity and fragrant, with top notes of wine gums and
      autumn brambles.  The flavours open further, revealing waxy aromatics, chocolate
      raisins and rich fruitcake.  Subdued traces of tree sap and tobacco smoke are
      present in the background
    • Taste
      the mouthfeel is warming with a tingly effect.  The flavour is
      initally of a salty sea breeze with fish smoked over an open heather and peat
      fire.  In a few seconds, rich dried fruits (raisins and sultanas) come to the
      fore with elements of cherry pie and ice cream.  Vanilla is present throughout,
      with peat, espresso coffee and berry fruits completing a myriad of flavours
    • Finish
      The long finish lingers with peat smoke and blackcurrants, with
      hints of dark chocolate, dried fruit and traces of sea salt.

  5. corbuso scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Excellent nose, but then the dry and bitter astringency of the wood kicks in.

    The quality of the spirit seems excellent. Spent too much time in the 2 casks (of maybe poor quality).

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