Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
What's in a name? Ardbeg 1977 whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Ardbeg 1977 whiskey, rather than whisky.
It is a shame to see how much money 70s ardbegs cost nowadays. But that said. This is absolutely cracking whisky that there is just no more of. This bottling is exactly what ardbeg should be. PEATY. complex, rich, smokey, fudgy, oaky and did I mention peaty? All while keeping a sharp and distinctly satisfying flavor profile. Fantastic whisky.
6th June 2013
Very subtle, briney and brings back memories of a quiet fishing pier with a slight sweetness in the back ground on the nose. Sweetness comes more to the front on the palte, but the saltyness balances it out followed by a wave of subtle peat and smoke, pepper comes in just as the finish starts. The finish is long and refined, carries on from palate it was difficult to now where the palte ended and finish started, the peat comes through in the end after a slight sherbert pepper sensation. Amazing dram
7th July 2012
This was one of the best whisky's i bought. So balanced and complex in tast, that everyone likes it. Everybody now wants to be my friend ;-) !
9th February 2011