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Ardbeg 1972

Overall rating
94.58/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ping No. 1
Vintage
27.10.1972
Bottled
14.10.2004
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
2780
Number of bottles
245
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010494229271
Bottled for
Juuls Vinhandel, Copenhagen
Added on
21 Nov 2007 8:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6721,40

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1972

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.58 points

  1. Virus102 scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    Best Ardbeg ever

  2. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This whisky was sold for 3505,-€ at whiskyauction 2015-07

  3. Hering scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    These are the original tasting notes from distillery manager Stuart Thompson as they can be read on the website of Juuls Vinhandel (the bottler): http://juuls.dk/get/18578.html
    • Nose
      A heavy and lively mix of aromatics, this single cask reveals an amazing balance of rich savoury and sweet flavours, setting an expectation of depth and intensity. At full strength, the aroma is initially rich and raisiny with hints of fruit cake and coffee. Then rich beefy savoury flavours emerge wtih black olives, smoky bacon a hint of salami and rich peat oil in the background.With water: The aroma increases in aromatic oils revealing layers of lemon and lavender oil and aniseed. Beneath the oils, a soft creaminess is discovered with hints of peat and lemoncurd, reminiscent of eating a lemon meringue pie with a mountful of simmering cappucino coffee with cacoa powder on top.
    • Taste
      Taste: The mouth-feel is smooth and exceptionally oily and chewy with a lightly mounth-coating effeect.
      The taste is rich, sumptuous and full-flavoured revealing a beguiling mix of lemon oil and barley sugar intermingled with walnuts, treacle and dates. There is a big smoky middle which brings bourbon biscuits, cocoa and the flavour of coffee cake.
    • Finish
      Long and intriguing with lemon curd, olives and cocoa.

  4. Hering scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    This bottling is also known as PING 1. The PING-series was launched to commemorate Michael Madsen`s 30 years anniversary in the wine/whisky business. Michael is a Keeper of the Quaich and owner of Juuls Vinhandel, Copenhagen, Denmark (http://www.juuls.dk)

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