- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Calculated age
- 18 years old
- Refill Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- 13/07/16 160935
- Bottled for
- Germany Exclusive
- Added on
- 31 Jul 2016 4:46 pm by brandyhill1
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17 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 1997 GM
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.92 points
- I have to go up 2 points, this is very much to my liking.
this is a re-review-
when I opened the bottle a few months ago, there were a few disturbing off-notes on the nose.
These very mushroomy aromas have now completely vanished and I really can enjoy the nose which is lightly peated and which totally reminds me of balvenie full of pears and apples, vanilla and honey. perhaps a few crumbs of white chocolate.
what a difference! this is how oxygene can improve a whisky when you´re lucky.
really I had sworn this is balvenie. very smooth, creamy mouthfeel, overripe pears, honey, vanilla, ice cream wafers. spicy. harmonuous.
clean, slightly spicy, slightly gingery
- All in all, this Ardmore has a nice blend of fruit and smoke, with the focus of the smoke in the nose. Copies the Islay feeling in the glass quite well.
First smoked ham and musty forest soil. The smoke is discreet. Soon there are lighter notes such as vanilla, honey, mild citrus.
The entrance is honey sweet and fruity. Smoke comes after a while and settles on the honey turned citrus fruits. Over time come coffee beans, caramel and chocolate, with some nutmeg. The fruit takes a back seat, fine herbaceous herbs are added, it gets a bit bitter.
Medium long and creamy, with vanilla and honey.
- Can after 3 tasted whiskys - including 2 young barrel widths, a smoky - still easily enforce and fascinates me somehow, this bright, mildly sharp ... 90 € sound a lot, but really outrageous does not feel it.
a fleeting breath of smoked bacon from the bottle, the inevitable Einschenktropfen fragrant intense fresh fruity, in the glass then for 46% very intense, strong lemon, pear, vanilla, honey, white chocolate, white pepper
a lot of sweetness and mild spiciness, again vanilla, white chocolate and white pepper, very creamy, even if I keep it in the mouth for a long time, there will be no bitter or dark notes ...
with later swallowing you will find peach and apricot jam for a short while
long, velvety-dry, vanilla, mild spiciness, very pleasant, also here almost no bitterness
- For 46% he has a lot of steam. Delicious whisky.
Caramel, wild honey, vanilla, peach, marzipan, pear, pancakes, cola cabbage, exotic fruits, citrus fruit
Caramel, wild honey nutmeg, cayenne pepper, clove, coffee, some smoke
Pretty long, spicy, subtle smoke in the background.
soft smoke, dark honey, vanilla and lime juice
Caramel, ginger sweets, where is the smoke? Nutmeg and honey
Vanilla, smoke, honey, coffee, medium-long, very smooth and creamy
- Another malt that lives from the departure. He is really great. Nose and taste are good too, but fall off in comparison. The price?! No, it does not fit. There are smarter smokers from the promised island.
A nice scent of lemon and lime rises from the glass. Add vanilla and caramel. And then the forest honey. The superimposed everything. Even the smoke, which I only discreetly perceive. Despite the age and the "only 46%" the alcohol is present. The nose gets better with a little bit of time.
Nice soft. I do not have much smoke for her, either. Vanilla and honey. A little bit of oak. Seasoning comes with pepper and a touch of nutmeg.
Yes, here's the smoke. Great finish. Spicy oak, vanilla and light fruits. Slight bitterness comes up. In addition coffee and toasted aromas. Everything in the frame. Oh, it stays nice and spicy-bitter.