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Overall rating
91.43/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
12.1976
Bottled
08.2004
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Refill American Hogsheads
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Map Label
Bottle code
JD/BDD
Barcode
5020613148321
Added on
26 Dec 2008 6:30 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 740,50

6 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1976 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.43 points

  1. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Clear better than the 77er, but behind the 1974er. Similar in taste to the 1974, but it tasted even better. Slightly oily and harmonious. On Neudeutsch: Just like other jar jar 74, weird these. Gives good oil has no water in it. When burn dwelling house, extinguish fischier, collect water and drink almost no matter. Is cheaper, only house teuier then.

  2. yapi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Ardbeg 1976/2004 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur’s Choice) Colour: pale gold. Nose: wow, even at 43%, this tells us how much Ardbeg was a fabulous whisky back in the mid-1970s (not that it isn’t anymore, mind you.) Exceptional mix of leather, tar, liquorice, warm butter, cough syrup, iodine, horseradish, kelp, caramelised apples and diesel oil. Only lacks a little length on the nose. Mouth: excellent body and powerful attack but once again, that doesn’t last for too long, which may well be this one’s only flaw. Both ashier and fruitier than on the nose (more cooked apples) but also beautifully salty and coastal, with notes of cough syrup and almond milk, getting then more citrusy. Finish: too bad it’s a tad shortish but other than that it’s perfect, with something flinty like in some white sauvignons. Comments: top notch Ardbeg as far as the profile is concerned but lacks just a little oomph to make it to 90+ in my book. SGP:457 - 89 points.

    Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun

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