Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
26 years old
Refill Bourbon Barrels
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Map Label
Bottle code
Added on
19 Aug 2007 2:29 pm

Average value

€ 862,68

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39 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1979 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.70 points

  1. waal scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 1979 GM, 43%, Connoisseurs Choice, 09.1979 - 12.2005 WID: 309 https://www.whiskybase.com/whiski.../whisky/309/ardbeg-1979-gm #WagnerAlexTastingNotes First impression: It is probably thanks to the refill bourbon barrels that the single malt is still relatively light in the glass after such a long time. Ocher and slightly oily, it runs down after tilting the glass. Aroma: I'm surprised (though I've already read about it) that this Ardbeg from 1979 still has relatively little (!) Smoke. Of course it is present, even very pleasant (milder than today, it seems to me at least), but not as I am used to from current bottlings. Sweet vanilla, malt and oak are also easy to recognize. Taste: Two seconds in the mouth and I'm excited. This Scotch whisky is perfectly matched. Oily to slightly watery, it presents itself in the mouth and in addition to the, naturally existing, light smoke, it is the sweet vanilla, which brutally strikes. Great! Until the last sip this malt is a dream and I enjoy the supple malty, which is accompanied by pleasant spice. finish: Long, sweet and creamy with very clear vanilla. Very pleasant! The Nachschmecken reveals a slight dryness, but really only very minimal in appearance. Comment: Yes, what can I say ... I think the malt is great. He is certainly not complex, but just very, very good. Complexity is nice and interesting, but in my opinion does not always have to be. A great experience to have tasted an Ardbeg from 1979. Points: 93/100

  2. Cast Olila scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Sonett scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light nose of smoke and dust, coastal, peat, vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      Soft, charcoal smoke, light fruits, mild spices
    • Finish
      Long slightly spicy and fading out rather dry

  4. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91


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