Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Spirit of Scotland
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Jan 2008 2:48 pm

Average value

€ 500,00

3 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1976 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.16 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2000]  I had this dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting at Kyrburg. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5.  My notes state a bold, rounded and well-balanced Ardbeg profile with a medium finish.  With water the finish gets shorter and flattens - but the body gets softer, almost gentle (that is very unusual for an Ardbeg).

  2. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    No 'typical' Ardbeg -

    at the beginning, it looks more like a Laphroaig, later this impression changes somehow.

    Fruity on the nose, pleasantly unobtrusive atmosphere;

    crescendo in the mouth; 

    Finish initially very strong, then slowly decreasing.

    Very harmonious!

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1.
    • Nose
      Apples and pears, peat, juicy big green grapes, grasses, wood fire smoke, 'medically', windscreen detergents, idea mint, drops of lime juice, lychee, slightly peppery wood, a little salt, pickles, spicy peat with an idea sweetness, some coniferous forest, idea scouring powder, smoked bacon, atmosphere of Scottish Atlantic coast, some tar, later peat chocolate, caramel, tea, gym;

      becomes more complex and deep with time ...
    • Taste
      Grass, mild peat, light bright fruitiness (old lychee), spicy and slightly wet wood, cold smoke, trace pear, more smoke, smoked ham, sour apples, idea of very tart cocoa powder, later also citrus, some black pepper, becomes much stronger, some cleaner
    • Finish
      Wood spice, strong peat smoke, medical, iodine, salt, faded sweetness of apples with mint, dry down (wood), peat, smoked bacon, later slightly sweet, Wintergreen, dry leather, wood smoke, unseasoned lentils, cocoa powder

  3. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting ...

    Beautiful crescendo on the palate, getting more complex on the nose as time passes by, the finish offers quite some peaty ash and some cocoa powder.

    Iodine, tea, smoke, light fruits - pleasant and kind of surprising for this Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A sweet and smooth Ardbeg. Misses a real punch for me, more on the delicate side.
    • Nose
      Expressive. Fresh smoke. Iodine. Sweet-sour farmy notes (Brora territory). Slightly floral. Drying seaweed. Tar.
    • Taste
      Smooth and silky. Peaty. Some sweet fruity notes of orange marmelade. Vegetal. Toffee and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Not that long. Dry. Bittter-sweetness. Cresole and cocoa  Some salt at the end.


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