Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
14 years old
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
939 + 940
56.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Added on
12 Jun 2017 8:29 am by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 82,90

31 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardmore 2002 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2017]  ...a sherry cask matured whisky and a "Germany only" release - so I expect sulphur.  

    Oooh, no sulphur!  Did they hear the bang or is this just by incident?  Actually it is a quite nice dram with the typical (light) Ardmore peatiness escorted by delicious sherry and barley sugary flavours.  All nicely balanced both in the nose and on the palate.  No flaws in the mouthfeel and finish that I can find.  The finish is long and sherry wine-sweet with nice peaty flavours that really pep it up.  Water turns the dram smoother and releases more aromas so I like it reduced better than neat.  Just the nose stays punchy even after water added...

    I just had a 2cl sample because of my fears of sulphur but most probably I will get me a full bottle of this delicious stuff.  Well done, G&M!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. schero scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A great malt. I hope nobody reads this ...
    • Nose
      Ashy and oily smokes along with spicy orange peel, chocolate, typical Ardmore workshop, as if 100 liters of sherry had passed through an exhaust, cigar tobacco
    • Taste
      Chocolate smoke, beautiful and pleasantly powerful onset, very creamy, a lot of oak, a lot of heat in the mouth, no dryness
    • Finish
      There is the engine room again, then the smoke comes with a pleasant bitterness, the whole chocolate whip hits you

  3. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Yes delicious. Amazingly little smoke for an Ardmore. Since the Portwood OA has much more. The sherry is very well integrated. The alcohol note comes to me but a little too much. It gets better with water. The high ratings in the base, I can not understand. Since I prefer to buy two bottles of Classic of Islay for the same price ...

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. butt scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

  6. Sandman23 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Benny85 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    I think Scheros description with "workshop" and "100 liters of sherry through exhaust" somehow pretty good. I would join that; However, it does not quite meet my taste.
    I would probably rather resort to springbang 12er CS, if I want something dirty with sherry and bit of smoke.
    but qualitasmäßig is already pretty good!
    Edit: is getting better. My first assessment was premature. Now I would almost give him the 90th ... wait ...

  8. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The bottle has been "darkened" a bit since opening and is very similar to the previous bottling of 2016.
    • Nose
      Orange peel, blockade, mirabelle plums, a hint of cinnamon, especially compared to the Laphi cozy smoke, hot campfire, hot coffee, railway sleepers in the sun, menthol, later ripe plums, a hint of lilac, with water: the "first nose" is back, Orange peel, cinnamon, herb-fruity, later lilac blossom, hedge trimmer full of oil and resin, which has spent on a Thuja hedge. Time in the glass works wonders, lilac, acacia honey, hammer!
    • Taste
      Without water too many turns for my taste. Dark-malty with water, coffee, block malt, plum jam, orange peel, sweet, caramel, Bailey's, spruce forest.
    • Finish
      Resin, spruce forest, moder, malt beer, coffee. Ordinary portion of bitterness, medium long, warming. Caramel, oranges, blockade left behind.

  9. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. DramTimeNI scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94


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