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Overall rating
92.43/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Crest Label - Sestante Import
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2011 4:25 pm

Average value

€ 2420,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1974 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.43 points

  1. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Ardbeg 21 (1974) Gordon & MacPhail WID: 26998
    Abv. 40%, 1974, bottling for the Italian market
    Nose: a stronger, but only slightly phenolic smoke, with a certain freshness, I would guess that in the batch, a sherry cask have crept in (for me, the Ardbeg the 10s connects but quite unusual), juicy ripe apples and also Cider, a whole cascade of herbs that I find hard to define individual components, lemongrass and mint, with time, the nose is always yellow fruitier then what surprised but the 40% are enough to carry the nose and I had it before a cask strength in the glass
    Taste: here it is now a bit thin compared to the nose, a really very gentle onset, of course, smoke and vanilla, caramel, with a subtle sherry influence
    Finish: the malt sounds medium-long and gives more of what was on the palate
    Conclusion: The nose of this malts is the absolute hammer, unfortunately, the rest of this low alcohol content falls off a bit. It was still great to have such a malt in the glass. It is best to drink this malt as the first and only one of the evening.

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