Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
350 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Mar 2009 3:56 pm

Average value

€ 150,00

2 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1981 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.23 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A well balanced ardmore of the old style. Earthy light smokeiness with hints of leather end sherry. Nice floral base spirit. A charming dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Water: I'm not even trying

    Conclusion: delicious and very tasty, you can really good wegsüffeln. Overall, but not very complex, but very interesting - especially in comparison to today's Ardmores, which come clearly peatier therefore, while this has only a very slight smoke in the background, which is barely noticeable.
    86 points
    • Nose
      Nose: very fruity with a huge load of apples, neat caramel sweetness, and the peat is virtually imperceptible. Easily growing - perhaps OBF? Would not be surprising after 20 years in the bottle. It is accompanied by light sherry aromas such as dried fruit and hazelnuts, altogether he may be missing a little more alcohol, 43% or 46% would be good to face him.
    • Taste
      Taste: creamy mouthfeel, the apple flavors come first with a good dose of sweetness, then the sherry flavors and a good dose of oak take over the scepter. Here, the alcohol content of 40% fits very well.
    • Finish
      Finish: clear sweetness with oak and nutshell, only short to medium long overall, slightly dry at the back, some fruit and moist cardboard.

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Not a bad edition aof Ardmore bottled by Gordon & MacPhail.

    Sherry, malty, dry on the nose

    Big, sweet, sherry- toffee- fruity flavors and some ceral

    Malty, creamy, drying finish


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