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Overall rating
90.52/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1974
Bottled
03.04.1997
Calculated age
23 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Label
Map Label
Bottle code
IG/ABB
Barcode
5020613148024
Added on
19 Aug 2009 11:32 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 723,35

3 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1974 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.52 points

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    From the time when the hunt for ppm's had not been blown yet: the phenols let other elements live next to them very well. This bottle spontaneously gave me my one sister out of her house bar when I drew her attention to this trouvaille!
    • Nose
      fine and slightly peat bogs, also soft phenols, citrus fruits (orange), figs, but also sea salted wet ropes ... and that does not contradict itself: ashy dryness perfectly rounded
    • Taste
      the smell is completely taken over by the taste
    • Finish
      long, full-bodied, lets all the previous reminisce, slightly peppery. Even slightly watery: here you notice the sheer 40%.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Good whisky, restrained classic Ayla, a little lack of density and strength, the flavor is still there and here, but the taste / finish would not hurt, but in general it is very worthy, it seems like a modern Lagavulin with a admixture of Highland Park and ash.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, juicy and spicy wood, a cigar box, pipe tobacco, soft smoke-peaty notes, ash, stone dust, tar, caramel and lemon rind, leather goods, shoe cream, sweet creamy confectionery motifs, nuts, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Oily, spicy wood, peat, dry herbs, nuts, pitch, light peppery wave, caramel.
    • Finish
      Light, oily, smoked, lemon rind, light astringent bitterness of young bark, caramel, cocoa, peat.

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Peated smoke, creosote, sweet fruits, christmas cake, old leather, furniture polish, cream notes on nose.

    Peated smoke, creosote, spices, oak cask, green apples and dried fruits notes on palate.

    Creosote, apples, vanilla, spices, dryness notes on long finish.

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