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Overall rating
90.71/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Spirit of Scotland
Vintage
1974
Bottled
1996
Calculated age
22 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
IF/CIF
Added on
03 Mar 2008 2:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 521,00

4 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1974 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.71 points

  1. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/ardbeg-19741996-gm-spirit-of-scotland/

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2000]  I had this dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting at Rolandsbogen.  The price of this fine tasting was as low as 180 Deutschmark (90 Euros) plus 70 Deutschmark for an excellent four-course dinner. 

    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 87,5 points only.  My notes state it is quite shy and somehow flat (for an Ardbeg).  This low rating might be caused by the extraordinary line-up this evening (see below), in a stand-alone setting or when compared with today's stuff this most probably will get a significant higher score...

    It was an extraordinary decadent line-up this evening:
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/25438/ardbeg-1975-rwd
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/22965/ardbeg-1975-ca
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/13870/ardbeg-ten
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/12324/ardbeg-10-year-old-guaranteed
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1636/ardbeg-1974-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3143/ardbeg-1976-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/43686/ardbeg-1964-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/62/ardbeg-30-year-old-very-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7342/ardbeg-1967-sv
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7341/ardbeg-1967-sv
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/675/ardbeg-1974-provenance
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1306/ardbeg-1976-cask-2391

    and as a bonus dram "one for the road"
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/4235/ardbeg-1972-dl

  4. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    http://www.worldwhiskybase.com/a/49-ardbeg/829-ardbeg-1974-spirit-of-scotland-1996-40.html
    • Nose
      8,8 Ostra z nutą kokosa, imbiru, ziela angielskiego, dymu torfowego oraz czarnego pieprzu.
    • Taste
      8,9 Mocno torfowa z nutami perfum, ziela angielskiego, białego pieprzu oraz niedojrzałego jabłka.
    • Finish
      8,9 Długi, pikantny z akcentem dymu, goździka, ziela angielskiego oraz żółtego grejpfruta.

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