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Overall rating
90.04/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1976
Bottled
1999
Calculated age
23 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Map Label
Bottle code
II/CH
Barcode
5020613147027
Added on
22 Aug 2008 12:10 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 850,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1976 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.04 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2000]  I had this dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting at Rolandsbogen.  The price of this fine tasting was as low as 180 Deutschmark (90 Euro) plus 70 Deutschmark for an excellent four-course dinner. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5 points only.  My notes state it is a little bit stronger than the 1974 and has a long finish.  This low rating might be caused by the extraordinary line-up this evening (see below), in a stand-alone setting or when compared with today's stuff this most probably will get a significant higher score...

    It was an extraordinary decadent line-up this evening:
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/25438/ardbeg-1975-rwd
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/22965/ardbeg-1975-ca
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/13870/ardbeg-ten
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/12324/ardbeg-10-year-old-guaranteed
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1636/ardbeg-1974-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3143/ardbeg-1976-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/43686/ardbeg-1964-gm
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/62/ardbeg-30-year-old-very-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7342/ardbeg-1967-sv
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7341/ardbeg-1967-sv
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/675/ardbeg-1974-provenance
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1306/ardbeg-1976-cask-2391

    and as a bonus dram "one for the road"
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/4235/ardbeg-1972-dl

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2017

    a very gently soft ardbeg, as far as ardbegs are gentle and soft. really well rounded and layered.
    It would be even better if the %avb was a bit higher, to give it a bit more power.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2014]  I had another dram during an Ardbeg-Masterclass tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a nice OBF (old bottle flavour).

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A gentle Ardbeg from a legendary year for this distillery.
    • Nose
      Delicate smokiness. Iodine. Cough syrup. Vegetal and grassy notes as well. Oakiness. Seaweed. Tar.
    • Taste
      Medium full bodied. Peaty. Orange marmelade. Candied apples. Lemon as well. Some almond nuts. Kelp. It's all very juicy and smooth.
    • Finish
      Quite long. Sweet oak. Dryness.

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