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Ardbeg 1977

Overall rating
90.25/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
WB77746
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2002
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2 106 4ML 08:25
Market
de Germany
Added on
01 Feb 2016 12:27 pm by jocmueller
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 799.00

4 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1977

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Definitely scores with its special grades, never had such a bright Tropik at Ardbeg, let alone such an old one! Still super balanced and shows no weaknesses or mistakes.
    • Nose
      Ui, the smokiest of the vintage Ardbeg round of the tasting, not a smoke bomb, but is quite present, behind it as the second main actor Cachaca and Pisco, ergo fresh, tangy grapes, lime peel, pineapple juice, woody tones, wet autumn leaves, capers, salt, chalk, Kiwi, flaxseed, liquorice, leather
    • Taste
      Grapes, kiwi, lime peel, white grapefruit, autumn leaves, moss, capers, algae, fine salt, liquorice and camphor, tarragon, oregano, lavender, cucumber, apple, and later more herb honey
    • Finish
      Charcoal, moss, green apple, pineapple, black pepper, medium to long

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A smoky caipirinha in the nose. It gives me the idea to prepare a Caipirinha with an Ardbeg 10. That could smell like that. I like it. The taste and the finish are a perfect reflection of the smell. Rarely have I drunk a whisky that leaves such a consistently harmonious and consistent impression. I like that very much even if he misses a little bit of tension.
    • Nose
      Surprisingly much smoke for the age of whisky, oak, tart vanilla, lime juice, sweeter, a bit grassy, ​​the sweeter impression mixes with the lime, it reminds of the preparation of caipirinha, when the limes are crushed together with the cane sugar, the smoke fits in well.
    • Taste
      Gentle on a light but creamy body. Sweet smoke, oak, slight bitterness, lime, less intense than in the nose
    • Finish
      The oak and the smoke gain the upper hand, the sweetness and the lime are still present in the background, a slightly tart herbal note is added. Long.

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A nice old Ardbeg, which I would like to try in full strength. It offers a lot, does not kill anything, it is almost filigree, it shows itself balanced and harmonious.
    • Nose
      At first there are tender bourbon notes, some lime and only subdued smoke. He may breathe first. Even after a little time has in principle changed little on the profile. A medium strong grain note and clear mineral notes, a good pinch of salt, brackish water and behind it a touch of caramel make a nice, balanced overall picture. Tender notes of leather, wax and furniture politics briefly flash up in between. Heated, a strong change occurs here. The smoke increases significantly, bringing with it a very appetizing slightly acidic, dark sweetness: Somewhat burnt, in dark caramel (used almonds) candied candied lime slices.
    • Taste
      Quite dry and spiced with a pinch of salt, it still carries a restrained, peaty dark sweetness, which builds up behind. Black pepper appears briefly, slightly sour fruity notes can be found as well as some spicy oak to the rear, but always remains very discreet. The mouthfeel is not particularly dense, but still full, the alcohol strength is just enough.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long, almost clinically clean, he goes over slightly ashy and mineral notes, to leave a slight, tender salty content of the tongue for a long time.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Islay whisky, as it should be. Not overly complex, but succeeded from start to finish, so you always want to smell and drink. A really good Ardbeg. That's the reason to drink whisky.
    • Nose
      delicate peat, yet clear and clear, sweet, citrus effervescent tablets, martime notes without end, like a beach walk on a strong sea, with some candle wax and slightly murderous oak. Very dense and voluminous.
    • Taste
      light peat, citrus, some oak, a nice sweetness with a slightly tart note, some black pepper, plus the idea of ​​salt and algae.
    • Finish
      salty, peat, some ashes, black pepper, with some maritime, slightly fishy, ​​smoky, in the end more oak, tart and peaty.

  5. jocmueller scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 1977/2002 - L2 106 4ML 08:25

    Colour:

    Gold, a few fatty oily legs.

    Nose:

    Slightly peaty-smoky, fruity, with the time rather fresh and fruity, the peat keeps - as so often in old Ardbegs - nice in the background, is never too dominant and yet there. These are joined by iodine and tar.

    Mouth:

    Now the fresh street tar comes through, coupled with fruitiness and sweetness, the tongue is really dry and tarry, the oiliness on the tongue. With 46% not particularly alcoholic, but nevertheless meaningful, the tar feeling on the tongue increases with time and pushes the fruit in the background.

    finish:

    The tar remains dominant for some time, gets a bit bitter, medium long.

    Conclusion:

    Beautiful old Ardbeg, no peat monster, as many today simply expect from the distillery, but a good representative of the "old Ardbeg school" when peat was not all. No frills, not super complex, but honest and good.

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