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Overall rating
87.09/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
15.06.1993
Bottled
18.06.2009
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
5746
Number of bottles
225
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Nov 2009 10:21 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 46.00

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22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1993 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 points

  1. tebond968 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ardmore 16y 1993/2009, 54.7%, Gordon & MacPhail Reserve, bourbon barrel # 5746, 225 bottles
    Different profile than the Archives bottling, fresher, jumpier, less round. But no less pleasant. On the contrary. That extra freshness is translated into garden herbs such as mint and eucalyptus, and an even greater minerality. Wet stones, the smell after a summer rain shower. Fruit is certainly also present, but that is also less round, less sweet, rather stimulating: lemon and grapefruit. Peeling an apple. Notes too. Of course, I can not forget the peat, more medicinal than in the Archives. After a while it gets a bit sweeter: vanilla, nougat. Very complex, and a nice evolution. Also on the tongue less full and round, but fresh and stimulating. Mint, lemon, grapefruit. Slightly sharper peat than at the Archives. After some time also sweeter elements such as honey and cane sugar. In addition to the garden herbs on the nose, pepper and liquorice. Candied ginger to the end. Evolves here also very nice if you take the time for it. Very long aftertaste, longer than at the Archives. Spicy, salty and smoky. And yet also that slightly sweet in the background, the balance is preserved until the end. On the nose I prefer it, they are worth each other's taste. So a tip more. 90/100 http://onversneden.com/2012/09/12/ardmore-16y-1993-gm-reserve/

  2. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nice peated Highlander. Good bang for your buck but it needs more time to open up than some of the 1992s and doesn't reach the same heights in my view. Sister cask #5747 (also bottled for Van Wees in Holland) is still available though.
    • Nose
      Starts with a big focus on sooty notes and mineral peat, slightly more harsh than the best Ardmore 1992s. Evolves more towards fruits though, first lemon, then some green apple, than also warmer notes of banana. Nothing tropical though. Eventually vanilla and almonds as well. You can see why this kind of Ardmore has been praised so much, but it doesn't quite have that magical edge in my opinion.
    • Taste
      Earthy and peaty notes mixed with honeyed lemon juice and lime. Lovely pink grapefruit. Sweet almonds. Peach. Quite round and fruity, nice. Also some metallic notes. Hints of liquorice in the end.
    • Finish
      Long, back on peat, a little brine and smoke. Still something metallic.

  3. Lafroy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

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