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Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
10
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Mark & Manny's Malts (MMM)
Bottling serie
The Galaxy Series
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
8106
Number of bottles
50
Strength
46.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
The Moon
Added on
09 Sep 2017 9:27 am by markjedi1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115,00

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1988 MMM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. Joco1974 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Generally, very tasty creamy Grain whiskey, with a lot of vanilla influence, little to criticize, 85/100 is a good score, in my opinion would have been a little higher (86-87) if he just a bit more punch / pepper had been in his hole, I especially love CS, but that is personal of course
    • Nose
      Warm, creamy coconut milk / coconut foam (almost a pina colada nose), supplemented with marshmellow heated up above a BBQ and indeed a little green banana peel, but especially after a while the remnant of a vanilla stick.
    • Taste
      Richly sweet, peche / mango, and such a buttercup cake from my grandmother, as if I had drunk from the bottle of vanilla extract ... I also take out some candied orange zest. After a while, slightly drier with a little pepper.
    • Finish
      I thought it was a little bit longer, a little fat / oily itself

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Grain whisky can be so beautiful if matured on great wood. This one spent almost three decades in a wonderful bourbon cask. We are absolutely over the moon (get it?) with this one. It is also the oldest whisky that Manny and I have bottled so far. Cost is 115 EUR and it is limited to only 50 bottles.
    • Nose
      Typical for a well matured grain, this nose offers up unripe bananas and white chocolate, upholstered with some wood glue and vanilla. It is full and round with some creamy coconut, popcorn and honey. 
    • Taste
      A luscious sweetness with some cinnamon gives it a candy-like quality, but without becoming sticky. Some tropical fruits emerge. Think pineapple, mango and apricots.
    • Finish
      While the finish is on the short side, it still offers up a vaguely spicy and sweet death.

  3. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Manny (one of the three Ms) gave me 2 days before the release of the Moon a sample of this one, and ask me to try to taste and smell what it could be. Below my remarks as i found them while tasting it semi blindly (he had told me the age and the %AVB)

    Colour: light yellow goldish

    Nose: Sweetness and vanilla. really a bit bourbonesque or at least an good ex bourbon cask. Some slightly toasted bread, also a hint still of alcoholic spirit left? Ah there is some good old velpon glue and some caramels and Haagse Hopjes (a type of Dutch sweets with a slight coffee and caramel flavour). So far I would say this is clearly the profile of a single grain.

    taste: compared to the nose, more wooden notes, still very sweet, honey sweet. It feels a bit thick and oily, leaves a nice filmy layer behind on the tongue. It also has bit of a sharp note hidden somewhere

    Finish: medium long, feels really fatty / oily. Still quite sweet and oaky and some spiciness comes along.

    when asked by Manny if I would dare to take a quess, i took the educated guess for Invergordon.. and what do ya know, i was spot on. (educated: i have an Invergordon of my own at home, which is quite similar, and i know for a fact that Invergordon is known for being bottled by IBs)

    overal: quite a good dram once again by the MMM guys, Mark, Manny, well done!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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