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Overall rating
90.61/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2003
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Map Label
Bottle code
JB/DDE
Added on
29 Aug 2008 11:18 am
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 1294,02

3 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1973 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.61 points

  1. markkerr02 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Test 077: Islay Special - 080223
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Lagavulin 21Y, 56.5%, OB; 1799: - 121 points Glass 2 Bunnahabhain 31Y, 46%, Berry Brothers & Rudd; 1036: - 14 points Glass 3 Bruichladdich 34Y / 1972 Legacy 6, 41%, OB; 2513: - 4 points Glass 4 Laphroaig 18Y / 1988, 49.3%, OB; 999: - 101 points Glass 5 Laphroaig 25Y, 40%, OB; 2000: - 14 points Glass 6 Ardbeg Lord of the Isles bottled 2004, 46%, OB; 1590: - 88 points Glass 7 Ardbeg 1973/2003, 40%, Gordon & MacPhail; 1302: - 29 points Glass 8 Caol Ila 23Y / 1984 Madeira Finish, 50.7%, Creative Whisky; 1269: - 57 points Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Ardbeg 1973/2003, 40%, Gordon & MacPhail; 1302 - Color: Gold-colored Fragrance: Smoky - Ripe clean smoke Taste: Soft marked smokiness, nutty, slightly fruity Aftertaste: Long with soft nutty smokescence, complex and balanced, fattones; softer than the Lord. Score: 93 Comment: As often with Ardbeg from Gordon & MacPhail, you can find the influence of sherryfat. Too bad to be bottled at as low as 40%. Hence has removed some of the inherent power. http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2077%20Islay%20Special.html

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