- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice
- Refill Bourbon Barrel
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Map Label
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 16 Aug 2008 9:28 pm
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12 × member ratings
16 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1996 GM
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.70 points
- Tary and fruity aroma, orange, mango, banana, toffee, nutmeg and cardamom. Vanilla sweet and smoky taste, pepper, peat, mint, malt and juniper berries. Long, smoky and malty end.
- This young Ardbeg surprised me mostly on the wonderful nose, but on the palate, while more than okay, could not keep up.
The nose starts on peat and tar, but also struck matches and smoldering fire. Some obligatory seaweed and salt. But it turns sweet and fruity almost instantly, with liquorice, pear and (do not laugh) strawberries! I took my time to be absolutely sure, for I could hardly believe it. But truly: smoked strawberries. It evolves further in the glass, showing a sourish side.
On the palate, it is rather soft and docile and, after the fruity start (apples and grapefruit, this time), becomes very salty. Peatsmoke plays second fiddle.
The finish is medium in length on citrus and light pepper.