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Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Spirit of Scotland
Vintage
24.10.1991
Bottled
20.03.2003
Stated Age
11 years old
Casknumber
2018
Number of bottles
282
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2008 7:08 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1991 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.13 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Eye / nose
    Bright, radiant amber. Smoky on the nose, peaty, salty. Unmistakably maritime. In addition Ardbeg tar. Fresh, fine, smoky citrus note. In the background discreet sherry sweets. The nose is intense. Very intensive. Even in the fresh air, this classic Ardbeg fragrance can be seen almost at the entire table.

    palate
    Here too the peat leads first. A subtle sherry note with subdued influences of orange, red wine and nuts is slowly emerging from the background. This is a very light, never disturbing influence of alcohol. All these influences result in a very coherent overall picture. Incidentally, here the long oxidation and the now very low level may well have helped a bit in the most positive sense. The malt has a well-balanced character and an equally harmonious relationship between the various components. Clean, no discernible notes, especially no sulfur, despite the noticeable sherry influences. Go then.

    Finish / Conclusion
    Peat ... and behind it ... peat. Massive. Then tobacco leaves, coffee notes - passing in sweet Turkish mocha. Spicy and herbal, but also sweet and smoky - and everything in the finish very intense. Towards the end, tarry ash notes follow, leaving little doubt as to which pot stills our distillate comes from. A, especially for his still quite young age, remarkably successful malt. Bottled in 2003, about fifteen years ago. Again, I know again why I am a fan of the theory of bottle aging for years. It is also noteworthy that such a fine and solid Malt in the Whisky base brings just barely 86 points, while some, with miss notes downright spiked, current Malts almost inflationary from the stand out the 90 points mark. And how did the Prussian Ron Kritzfeld say so well about inflation - 'except prices, it lowers everything.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. kalle7428 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Great balance, peat & sherry. The longer you have it in your mouth, the greater  its get! 

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