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Overall rating
92.61/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1964
Bottled
1995
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Bottle code
IE/CIB
Barcode
5020613148826
Added on
07 Aug 2013 9:26 pm

Average value

€ 4686,87

6 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1964 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.61 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 95 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 Euros) 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 95 points.  My notes state it has a very intense and delicate sherry driven nose.  The body and finish is a perfect balance of sweet sherry and old Ardbeggish flavours (the latter are completely different to today's Ardbeg profile, much softer and smoother).

    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. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very fruity, red fruits, subtle smoke, and oak.
    • Taste
      You definitely taste the age. Oak spice and fruit dominate, with a faint wisp of smoke. Dry.
    • Finish
      Very long and dry with lingering red fruit.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    This one is a very dark Ardbeg - actually the darkest I have so far but I just bought the new Ardbeg Dark Cove Committee 2016 - let's see which one is darker

    OK, the Ardbeg Dark Cove is not really dark - it's more like deep copper. This 1964 or the Ardbeggeddon or some others are definitely darker.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Actually not a typical Ardbeg at all - in particular there are no peaty-smoky-coal-lemony notes. This is more like an old Macallan 15yo from the fifties or sixties. Therefore I really like this one too because it is very drinkable and enjoyable. Great whisky!
    • Nose
      Toffee galore, also notes of roasted coffee, citrus fruits, oranges, vanilla, sherry wood, deep and intensive but actually just really faint notes of peat and smoke - Superb!
    • Taste
      Liquorice, oily, sherry wood, toffee and coffee again, chestnut, some faint leather notes, subtle sweetness, almost none peaty or smoky
    • Finish
      Medium long, rather dry in the end

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