Ardmore 1997 GM

Overall rating
87.83/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
WB181229
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1997
Bottled
18.01.2021
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Refill American Hogshead
Casknumber
900663
Number of bottles
242
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613083073
Added on
11 apr 2021 10:31 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 186.17

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Whisky reviews for Ardmore 1997 GM

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.83 points.

  1. Koning scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Those older Ardmores from G&M (1990's, matured for 20+ years) are always a pleasure to taste, this no exception! I like it even a bit more than an other 1997 Ardmore bottled by G&M back in 2019 (wb 135167).
    • Nose
      89 89
      Light and subtle peat. Sweet flowers, vanilla, strawberry candy and a bit of caramel. Beyond the sweetness is a nice dusty and earthy note, and a scent of wet stone (minerality?). Adding water unleashes tropical fruits and sour yogurt. A very enjoyable nose this is!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Light old (completely integrated) peat. Kiwi and citrus fruits are followed by sweet vanilla and caramel . Then leather, salt and scents of wet dog appear. The peat becomes more pronounced and comes with a dry ashiness, while the fruits keep the palate juicy at the same time.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium peat with dry and ashy effect. This is countered by juicy citrus fruits, strawberry, flowers and a nice whiff of thyme.

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  3. MLE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Nice mix of fruits, herbs and a touch of smoke - not bad
    • Nose
      89 89
      Nutty, herbal, spicy, walnuts, hazelnuts, white grapes, sultanas, almonds, marzipan, oak wood, some yellow fruits, pineapple, tobacco, hint of leather - pretty good!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, creamy, fruity, hint of honey, tobacco, whiff of smoke, subtle sweetness, almonds, spices, herbs, oak wood
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, spicy, herbal, nutty, woody, little oaky

  6. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Banzai scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Coastal smoke, green fruits, almonds, barley sugars, candied ginger, white pepper, fruity and smoky, very drinkable

  10. oleg.wx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Sweet, fruity, spicy, little bit of Ardmore smoke. Great stuff, very different form most popular whiskied sherry nowadays...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  12. L_Gillian scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Spiced, sweet and smoked. Fresh ginger, hard orange candy, crème brûlée and a hint of marzipan. Slight peat, the dry and earthy kind, hints of leather, kitchen salt and a farmy note. Delightfully Campbeltown-esque.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Nice viscosity. Starts with a subtly saline sweetness. Candied ginger and slightly smoky. Then more farmsy notes, more salt, a pleasant dry spice and balm.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Warming and sweet. Whiff of smoke floats around separately. Does not stick around for too long, but no off-notes either.

  13. eselsim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    22/21/22/22

    Just another good Ardmore, why would someone call this distillery an Underdog?
    • Nose
      Peat bog, myrtle, sweet lemon candy, salted crostinis, after time burnt pineapple, custard, burnt sugar, a whiff from a nearby farm dung pile
    • Taste
      Spicy lollipops, ginger shortbread, smoky, lemonbalm,

  14. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  15. MarcinCh scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Bright color. Between straw and bright gold. It is not oily.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Light peat. Earthiness. A bit of herbalism. Salt. Minerality. Some vanilla in the background. Spices. Well hidden power. Hint of tropical fruit. Pineapple. The second time there is more caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Light saltiness. Sweetness. Salty caramel. More salt later. Spices. Ginger. Hot pepper. Later, more sweets, caramel. Vanilla. Slight smoke. Slightly astringent in the mouth. For the second sip, less spice and spice.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sweetness. Ripe fruit. Apples and peaches. Caramel. Sweet syrup. Light smoke. Salt. Long finish. A pinch of spices. Pepper.

  16. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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