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Overall rating
94.40/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
27.10.1972
Bottled
13.10.2004
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
2781
Number of bottles
216
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010494232271
Added on
21 Nov 2007 8:36 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4880,00

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56 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1972

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.40 points

  1. Streitum scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Nose: Fruity, apples, apricots, neat peat and smoke, then honey and vanilla. Superb!
    Taste: Creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, more peat and smoke, bonfires, very fruity, tropical fruits, plenty of vanilla, spices!
    Finish: Very long, warm, fruity, good balance of bitterness and sweetness. Great!

  2. Juhugustad scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Smoke, bonfire, citrus zest, apples, grapes, nuts with some grassy notes.
    Taste: sweet peat, spices, minerals, nice oak wood notes. Tons of fruits, grapefruit, orange zest, red apples, some raspberry.
    Finish: long, very long. Delicate and great even after 20 minutes.

  3. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    http://www.worldwhiskybase.com/a/49-ardbeg/136-ardbeg-1972-2781-31-year-old-49-20.html
    • Nose
      9,3 Delikatnie dymna z nutą orzecha, czerwonego grejpfruta, soli morskiej oraz owoców morza.
    • Taste
      9,4 Mocno torfowa z odrobiną żółtego grejpfruta, czerwonej papryki oraz ziela angielskiego z akcentem goryczki.
    • Finish
      9,3 Długi, rozgrzewający, cierpki z akcentem cytryny, mięty,torfu oraz białego pieprzu.

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Found this version well hidden during a whisky festival in Holland! (officially French Market)

    Nose: delicate smoke, with a lovely coastal saltiness, later some vanilla/toffee sweetness combined with some lovely estery notes.

    Palate:  a burst of peatsmoke with a salty, drying, sweet, some what bitter.

    Finish: very smokey, flavorish, drying, typical, Ardbeg style

  5. ALouis scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Color: Gold
    Nose : Superb nose expressive and elegant combining all the elements of a good islay: A fine peat and chiseled on antiseptic and hospital nicely mixed with citrus, lemon and grapefruit. It then evolves on more marine notes of seaweed, oyster and coaltar.
    With aeration the nose becomes more mineral and lemony. Palate : The palate is dull, complex and easy drinkable at the same time.The aromas of the nose are all there but everything is superbly melted, you mix carefully peat, more on the tar this time, lemon, seaweed, oyster, coaltar and beautiful mineral notes and you get this divine nectar. Endless finale on peat, lemon and wet stone. 32 years of cask and not a trace of wood, a typical Ardbeg of this vintage.

  6. magic_slim scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Pure old Ardbeg at its best.
    • Nose
      Powerful and fresh despite of its age. Very delicate peat with plenty of grapefruit flavor. Smoked fish and sea spray complete an extraordinary wonderful nose.
    • Taste
      Powerful and heavily peated. Dry with an earthy humus component and lots of smoke. There is a slightly bitter grapefruit component. Then there are camphor and some spicy chili notes. Very tasty.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and peaty without any failure.

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