Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Calculated age
15 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
11/09/12 AB/ACFB
Bottled for
van Wees
Added on
12 Oct 2012 9:55 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.95

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34 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1997 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.83 points

  1. tribe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    After an eternally open sample it was very interesting to drink and tastes better. The smoke and alcohol is now better integrated.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Orange jam smoke and some wood and malt
    • Taste
      90 90
      This is the most orange marmalade I've ever drunk. Sweet and slightly dark chocolate with smoke. Pepper or more ginger with malt and wood
    • Finish
      79 79
      Pepper and wood Remains with the jam and the smoke fades away. Becomes a bit bitter in the end

  2. The Macallan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Highland peatsmoke, fruit and caramel, not really my thing here. I'll keep on trying to find a lovely Ardmore.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Dollemalt did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Serge from Whiskyfun: This one should send wood, as we say in French. Meaning that it might be a face-melter… Colour: white wine. Nose: aaah! Carbon, supermarket plastic pouch (now streng verboten over here), ink, new magazine, cow dung, and a large plate full of various cheeses. Comté, Cantal, proper Cheddar – should that still exist… Some action, at last! With water: extreme smoky grassiness. As if someone had burned some green tea – but I’m asking you, who would do that? Mouth (neat): perfect, gives you faith in lovely Ardmore. Lemon juice, ink, smoked ham, bitter herb juices, green pepper… it is actually very extreme, but it would get you up! With water: works this time. Green melons, lime, lemon, pomelos, all that been properly smoked using beech and grass. And perhaps dried kelp, on a remote beach. Finish: very long, green austere, grassy, and extremely unsexy. Which, precisely, makes it very sexy. Go figure… Comments: some mad very grassy malt whisky that no sane distiller would ever launch on the market. Well, not to-day. Punk whisky, shall we say? Very rock and roll for sure…

    SGP:374 - 87 points.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A sweet maltiness. Lime, yellow raisin, vanilla and apple. With water also orange.
    • Taste
      Again that sweet malt. Quite peppery as well. Citrus, yellow raisin, peat and caramel.
    • Finish
      Sweet malt, peat, caramel, vanilla and yellow raisin.

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. cuhp scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Simple and boring. This was a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Malty, licorice, cream, caramel fudge and cherries. Rather insignificant, but not bad.
    • Taste
      Peat, licorice and grain. 
    • Finish
      Ammonia and a little peat


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