Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Sestante Import
Stated Age
30 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Mar 2010 7:18 pm

Average value

€ 1866.00

5 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1963 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.54 points

  1. kundalini scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Licorice, sweet, sugar, herbs
    • Taste
      80 80
      Wrong whisky in the glass = 80's Bowmore
      soap notes
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. ASWhisky did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    could not convince

    sticks to the palate
    Rosewood with orange oil
    the nut again
    will be bitter in the aftermath

    is that a Scot?
    artificial sweetness and bitter finish

    notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      soft sweetness (artificial sweetness)
      a lot of vanilla
      dry dusty herbs in the background
      dried marzipan crumbs (almond shell, tender wood)
      someone left the cucumber glass open in the kitchen
      a shot of soft water
    • Taste
      Soft start
      then he makes something on the tongue .....
      almond shells
      oily perfume - feeling
      Orange oil, citrus, vanilla
      some fruit acid in the background
      slightly fresh wood on the palate
      and again citrus
    • Finish
      sticks to the palate
      Rosewood with orange oil
      the nut again (see marzipan and almond shell from nose and mouth)
      will be bitter in the aftermath

  3. Bosi scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    How wonderful old (both production time and maturity) can taste bottlings, this Ardbeg demonstrates exemplary.

    The typical Ardbeg character is there without the smoke being too direct or dominant, with notes that are often only found on older whiskys. All this is perfectly balanced despite only 40%.
    • Nose
      The distillery character is recognizable from the beginning very well. Old furniture meets wet moss, cider, cinnamon and vanilla. Then leather, green tea and cedar wood emerge. The smoke is much more discreet than today's Ardbegs, of course, the long maturation time plays a role.

      After a while, the cider and leather become stronger and stronger.
    • Taste
      The texture is wonderfully oily. The first flavors are salt and dark chocolate. Mint and liquorice lurk behind it. The ash-like smoke is almost gone, it tastes very tender.
    • Finish
      Despite the low alcohol, the finish is relatively long. Licorice and some soot dominate.


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