Ardmore 1994 GM

Overall rating
88.97/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB181284
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
22.09.1994
Bottled
13.01.2021
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill American Hogshead
Casknumber
10889
Number of bottles
222
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 21/031
Barcode
5020613082878
Added on
13 apr 2021 9:10 am by blacknapkins
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 277.42

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Whisky reviews for Ardmore 1994 GM

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.97 points.

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    These ‘new’ GM bottlings are rather priced up unfortunately. This is withholding me to buy them in lot’s of occasions. But then off course, exceptions are everywhere and I have to say this is one of them. Exceptionally well matured.
    • Nose
      Candystore! Sweet but well matured and with a savory layer underneath. Gummy bears and winegums. A subtle and great integrated layer of peat. I get a sensation of ship rope which, in my opinion, is responsible for that typical flavor of older peated whisky.
    • Taste
      It’s very soft and gentle! Almost shy initially. After that a slowmotion explosion of dried herbs, cinnamon powder, paprika powder, cigarette tobacco and earthy, sweet peat. Finally it builds up to a thick, syrupy and mouth coating body. Truly lovely stuff!
    • Finish
      The long and delicate finish is rather mineral like and gives again dried herbs, subtle peat and also a sensation of wet tobacco.

      This is a whisky you need to dive into and concentrate. Definitely not a beginners dram but very rewarding when you sit down and take your time with it! Simply lovely how the peat developed after such a long time. Despite of the price I would give this a serious buy recommendation.

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  3. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. RJKrueger scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not an easy malt. Quite interesting, you can tell the age, but overall lacks some complexity.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Raspberries and some wine gums, herbs and grassy notes next to roasted arms and a peaty-fat base note; quite interesting and mature.
    • Taste
      87 87
      At the beginning a creamy sweetness, then an intense tingling on the tongue and lots of spice.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is a little rough with lots of wood and bitter notes emerging.

  7. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Ripe, soft, tasty. But somehow the malt lacks expressiveness, a bit flat in aromas, almost boring.
    For 26 years and 200 euros I would have expected a little more.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Citrus with a hint of smoke. Sweet
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Likudi scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Citrus, smoke, vanilla, tobacco, mineral, not bad at all

  13. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Much better on the palate than on the nose, quite drinkable
    • Nose
      85 85
      Quite some peat and smoke, vanilla, minerals, quince, iodine, cereals, hints of honey, dough
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, creamy, citric, fruity, subtle sweetness, hints of peat and smoke, vanilla, yellow fruits, tobacco, spices, custard cream - really not bad
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm, more citric, spicy, little zesty, peaty, smoky

  14. sengaia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A 26 year old Ardmore from a refill bourbon barrel, what does one expect? A mellow earthy peater with good age and a good amount of but hopefully not too much oak. I am happy to say this is exactly what you get.

    Both nose and palate are in perfect harmony with not an off note to be found. The peat is mellowed by age, the oak is kept in check by the malt. The complexity is average, but pleasure is very high. This profile is rare in the current whisky market, forget about getting aged peat like this from Islay, this is where it’s at now. Recommended.

  15. Koning scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Impression after three drams: A dram to take your time with: it develops very well and has a lot of depth to offer. It has a unique light 'floral' type of peat, and a full and rich taste beyond the more subtle nose.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This Ardmore from G&M is also convincing.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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