Ardbeg 1975

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2005
Calculated age
29 years old
ex-Oloroso Cask
Number of bottles
47.2 % Vol.
700 ml
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
21 nov 2007 8:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6275.00

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122 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1975

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.78 points.

  1. Proneor scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Very deep. On the one hand - fruits, pears and plums, and on the other - coal. And a little sea. With sweet heather honey, orange jam, soft tobacco and sweet smoke. And with the railway station, with coal. And all this is one, fragrant and inseparable.

    Taste: Light astringent note of oak. Prunes, dried apricots, fruit sweets, plus the sea itself with iodine too. Tobacco, tar, more figs, cocoa, orange candies. Sea scallops with juicy orange sauce.

    Finish: Long, sweet and oaky. Like splashes of orange juice with sunny herbs and smoke echoes. And so all the time - oak, honey sweetness, fruits and peat. Wonderful.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Dark gold
    Unusual! Dark fruits of elder, plums, soft grapefruit and a lot of leather. The phenols are not very pronounced. Sweet peat aromas with vanilla and honey, but also malty grains in connection with a fine maritime minerality complement this nose. Rather untypical for an Ardbeg, but still very good.
    Dark sherry, fruits, charcoal, wet ash, as well as a fat pepper touch and sharp notes of lemon and yellow paprika. There is also a little BBQ and beach campfire with subordinate notes of leather, vanilla and bland tobacco. The peaty phenols are now more pronounced here than in the nose. The taste is salty-maritime and kept tart throughout. Without a doubt a first class malt, but certainly not what we expected!
    Long - now becoming sweeter, but also with more intense wood, peat, dry coal and ash. Fresh and dry with fine herbs, honey, vanilla and phenols that stay on the tongue until the end - great, that's the best part!
    93 points
    N: 93P / G: 93P / F: 94P

  3. checkpointrk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior
    • Nose
      9,2 Ostra, torfowa z nutami, wiśni, pomarańczy, soli, wędzonych ryb i czarnego pieprzu z akcentem lasu.
    • Taste
      9,3 Dymna z nutą śliwki w czekoladzie z odrobiną imbiru, tytoniu oraz soli morskiej.
    • Finish
      9,2 Długi, pikantny z akcentem torfu, wiśni oraz pomarańczy ze szczyptą soli i czarnego pieprzu.

  5. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.435 € at Whiskyauction in July 2015

  6. ASWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    a wonderful and smooth nose with harmonious notes
    which are found in the mouth and on the finish
    a magnificent Ardbeg
    with elegance and fire
    and a long pleasant finish94 out of 100 points
    yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      have you ever swum in the North Sea when it was raining
      the salty water is gray-brown and quiet and it feels warm
      back on the beach, all over your body smells of salt and silt
      from harbor blowing a smoke fire
      at the quay you smell the wet old planks of the fishing boats
      the rain has stopped

      everywhere are gray puddles of sea water and rain
      a wet strand of hair falls into your face
      You feel the salt on your lips
      the fish still hangs over the ton in smoke
      you have to wait
      a fisherman gives you a bottle
      you raise it to your salty lips
      old nutty sherry flowing on your tongue
      lemons and cloves exude an intense smell out of the smoke
      you swallow ...
    • Taste
      smooth and cool
      smoke fire
      hot ash
      dark chocolate
      a hint of bitter almond
      salt & peat
      malt is slowly getting sweeter
      long malty sweetness with sea
    • Finish
      salt & malt sweetness
      dark chocolate with almonds
      sweet tobacco

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    a very nice calm nose with harmonious notes
    which can be found again in mouth and finish
    a beautiful Ardbeg
    with elegance and fire
    and a long pleasant finish

    yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      Have you ever swam alone in the rain in the North Sea?
      The salty water is gray-brown and calm and it seems warm to you
      Back on the beach your whole body smells of salt and silt
      from the harbor blows a smoker
      at the quay you can smell the damp old ship planks of the fishing boat
      the rain has stopped
      gray puddles are half seawater, half rain everywhere
      a wet strand of hair falls in your face
      You feel the salt on your lips
      the fish still hangs over the barrel in the smoke
      you have to wait
      a fisherman hands you a bottle
      you put them to your salty lips and feel old nutty sherry
      Lemons and cloves come to the fish
      in the smoke they exude your intense smell
      You swallow ...
    • Taste
      smooth and cool,
      Smoke fire, warm ashes
      Fish, lemons, dark chocolate
      a touch of bitter almond
      Salt & peat
      Malt, which is getting sweeter
      long malt sweet with sea
    • Finish
      Salt and malt sweetness
      Bitter chocolate with almonds
      sweet tobacco

  8. Whisky_Fan scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    This Ardbeg is a piece of art and quite clearly the best one which I could try up to now. An outstanding Ardbeg
    • Nose
      Ohh wonderful, extremely complex, sherry notes, sherry sweetness, sea breeze, smoky and peaty
    • Taste
      again this complexity, intensive on the taste, sherry notes, sherry sweetness, smoky, peaty, softy and round. Non of the aromas are to powerful
    • Finish
      Sea breeze, smoky, peaty, sherry notes, sherry sweetness, extremely complex, long finish


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