Ardbeg 1973

Overall rating
93.54/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
WB891
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
16.03.1973
Bottled
22.12.2004
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1143
Number of bottles
216
Strength
49.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
21 nov 2007 8:36 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2672.80

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82 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1973

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.54 points.

  1. Proneor scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: very powerful, smoky. Lemon orange. Clean and thin. Some oak, licorice, lemon candy, orange, some cloves, seaweed, some sea (cooked seafood), peat.

    Taste: Lots of sweetness. Lots of seafood, iodine and campfire smoke. Baked apple richly sprinkled with honey. Peat, more and more, and coastal. Sweetness of berries and pears. And oak, as a frame of taste.

    Finish: Very long, sweet, oaky with a hint of lemon and pepper. Citrus and apple. Gorgeous.

  2. Lemserig scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Chic, rich and full-bodied - sea, fire, fried seafood. Then lime and citruses, orange peel. Violets. Algae appear, a little iodine. When warmed, iodine comes to the fore. More raspberry jam.

    Taste: Peaty sweetness and iodine. Smoky notes. Wild berries, grapes, dried apricots and apple. A little resin and sweet syrup. Then minerality, some oak and tannins. As a result, the sweetness in the form of candy returns.

    Finish: Very long, slightly oaky. The smoke perfectly maintains the floral sweetness and slight pepperiness. At the very end, the tangible presence of the barrel. A very complex whisky. An age-old Ardbeg that retains a huge amount of fruity freshness, citrus and balance.

  3. Fyferpj scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Nose: rich, sweet, vanilla, some grapes, oranges, bonfire and peat.
    Taste: peaty with sweet smoke, apples, citrus, wild berries, leathery notes, some walnuts with orange zest.
    Finish: long and smooth, zesty, sweet, some notes of apricot jam, toffee, bananas covered with peat.

  4. Marky scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose - Peat, a bit of lemon. Vanilla flavors, some sweetness. Medicinal notes come next.

    Taste - Rich and peaty. Oak, pepper, lime, orange, green apples, liquorice. Some mineral notes. Perfectly balanced. Very nice.

    Finish - Very long and warming. The peat lingers on. Floral and fruity. Very satisfying.

  5. Jonas88 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet maltiness with very fine smoke. Some citrus, fruity, vanilla, floral notes too.
    Taste: Soft and round. A fruity sweetness. The smoke comes from behind. Some apples, grapes and mango. Minerals and tar. Also oak woody notes there. Very complex.
    Finish: Amazingly, the smoke does not dominate, the oak comes stronger, fruity taste long and gentle. Amazing malt.

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A lot of young, fearless, fresh lemony peat here, very different from sister cask 1146, much brighter here. Classic lemony peat reminds me of Caol Ila's from similar vintages. Very mineral, there are metal and water scales.
    • Taste
      Mellow and sweet, still a lot of fresh crushed lemon and peat juice. Very sour and balanced, a little bit watery but fine, some tar and fresh herbs, again, a lot of lemons!
    • Finish
      Long, dark chocolates, residue from the factory, a lot of tar.

  7. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1710 € at Whiskyauction in July 2015

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