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Overall rating
91.80/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2003
Calculated age
29 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Map Label
Bottle code
JC/AFF
Barcode
5020613147829
Added on
13 Apr 2009 12:43 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 769,22

7 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1974 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.80 points

  1. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly salty, perfectly integrated peat, slightly sweet, aromatic smoke. Burnt heather. Candied citrus fruits, seaweed. Becomes medical, iodine, almost tinctureartg. Later also floral tones of roses and lavender. Perfectly.
    • Taste
      Soft and very balanced. Fragrant smoke, fumes, cigar ash, salty, filigree. Becomes medical and citrus-toned.
    • Finish
      Medium long, peaty, lilac soap and lavender sachets.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This was the first Ardbeg that I liked because it was slightly oily and full-bodied and not so thin. When the bottle was empty, I bought the 1976, which was also good, but less rated by me. I also had a 1977. The 1974 was the best of it, then came the 76er. The 77er one had to talk then already well. Only with Lord of the Isle did I have another Ardbeg, which was good. Many came from Ardbeg, most of them were disappointed, I still had some. Since I came to the taste of the Japanese, I buy no more Ardbegs. They are too little for me today. The Lord of the Isle is the exception. On Neudeutsch: Drinke smoky salt bar funny this why. 1974 earlier, iez fil expensive this. Schmekke wi wet exhaust from VW Diesel, which has shit in America. Go California smell wi wood burning, but wet. Fil töier, man, is blatant.

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