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Overall rating
87.11/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 18020
Number of bottles
221
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
11 Aug 2018 6:10 pm by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115.56

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Whisky Reviews for Inchmurrin 1996 MoS

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.11 points

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A lovely sherried Inchmurrin. Not the big chocolate sherry, but the matured/ complex one with room for spices, herbs and fruit. In this time, also a very good price €99,- for an almost 22yr old sherried whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Rose-hip and mandarin. Forest fruit like blueberry and other berries. Dried leaves and moss gives it an walk in the autumn forest feeling. Also pine trees and wet earth or meadow. Tobacco boxes and antik furniture with polish. A nice nosing whisky indeed with delicate flavours.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A full bodied and juicy palate with apricot and apples next to plums and oranges. Lot's of jams. So fruity indeed, but more rounded and sweet. Vanilla and honey with some pepper. Only in the back some creamy milk chocolate with some almond.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A soft and warming whisky. With woodspice, some nutmeg and liquorice. Dried fruit like raisins and some cold orange tea.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Colour: copper

    Great spirit, great maturation. It's friendly and welcoming, and very complex. It gives you mostly an earthy profile. The fruit is there too, but to a lesser extent.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The leafy side of sherry maturation: autumn leaves, tobacco, dunnage warehouse and red fruits. Then: milk chocolate, coffee, toffee and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very fresh compared with the nose. There is quite some orange juice, and maybe even some vanilla. Is there a trace of smoke too? Further it's still leafy, earthy on tobacco, forest soil, putty. Along comes a whiff of mint and ground coffe.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and pleasant with orange marmelade, tobacco, dunnage, plum jam, coffee, milk chocolate and allspice.

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    very tasty! am happy i got a bottle of this one at home!
    • Nose
      87 87
      almonds, walnuts, chocolate, old wood, sherry, tobacco leaves.
    • Taste
      89 89
      delightful, earthy, chocolate, orange zest, tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee pellet, oranges and other fruits
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, nicely wood driven, coffee, pepper, raisins

  4. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This Inchmurrin sample is the result of a visit me and my friends paid to the Loch Lomond Distillery, followed somewhat later by a Saturday-afternoon tasting around the Loch Lomond Group.

    Ever since our visit and tasting I started to admire LLG more and more; they are definitely doing something right there in this not so pretty distillery.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Normally Inchmurrin has a nice and friendly nose, but this one is dirty, earthy, "rotten" and complex. Something I also very much like in many Ben Nevis IB's. This is simply great.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very spicy, peppery and fruity. Sherry flavors of course, but this is not a sherry bomb. Complex; for sure not a starters whisky (but which starter would grab an Inchmurrin anyway).
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long finish and quite a dry and very spicy (pepper) til he very end.

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I kind off have a weak spot for Inchmurrin. Since our visit to the Loch Lomond distillery, this became one of my very favorites. Especially the high level of fresh fruitiness combined with a very smooth and gentle character work well for my palate. Let’s see what a heavier sherry maturation does with the spirit.
    • Nose
      Oh that’s a pleasant nose! As I read before; a walk in the autumn Forrest indeed! Wet leaves, autumn aroma’s which reminds me of ‘red bush tea’. Lots of mild spices and herbs. And a clear layer of fresh red fruits. But still there is also plenty of space for that fresh fruity Inchmurrin character. Splendid stuff! This is something to cherish for a while.
    • Taste
      Bitter & sweet. A little spicy as well at 51% abv. Ripe red fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon, tea and again the autumn forest after a while. Let it swirl for a while and the taste gets rounder and rounder and also quite creamy. The development in the taste is great. There is really happening in your mouth. A beautiful complex taste.
    • Finish
      Finish is long and slightly bitter. Again loads of mild spices and herbs come through. In a level it almost reminds me of a Dutch ‘kruidenbitter’. It remains for quite a while. Excellent stuff!

  6. Lakerfield scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    My first Inchmurrin and what a surprise! One of the oddest and most malt-forward whiskies I've had the pleasure of tasting. A little chemical and a 'shy' sherry cask influence, but what a great malt this has become. Lots of earthy and malty notes. Take your time with this one, let's say an hour, and it will take you on a journey. A journey on taking way too many notes as it constantly evolves.. I like it very much, a bit weird and not an everyday dram. Littlemill lovers, you'll probably love this one too.
    • Nose
      'Not your standard sherried whisky, this is' as Yoda would say. Very malt forward and it has a peculiar chemical and earthy smell, reminiscent of a rum too. Overripe to almost moldy banana, tangerine, kiwi, orange, citrus zest and cherry. Then praline, milk chocolate, brown sugar, hazelnut and walnut. Gets very bready and weird now with malt, tea, plastic, pine needle, pencil shaving and wasabi. This is an odd one but malt and cask go in perfect harmony. You could say this has some Littlemill character in it. Pretty surprising.
    • Taste
      Not too soft nor too heavy of an arrival. Very earthy, less fruity and concentrating on darker flavours. Orange peel and marmalade, apricot, banana and kiwi lead to assorted chocolate, honey, lemon sherbet, jaffa cake, sultana and toffee. Again very malty and bready here, next to that there's damp earth, mushroom, tobacco, salt, pepper, pine and a touch of smoke. Further on Iberico ham, beef stock, plastic, wood polish, sawdust and a minor hint of sulfur. That's some complexity there. Again reminiscent to Littlemill, but could even be a Millstone combined with Springbank type of dirtiness. This is a pleasure to taste as we don't get this profile very often.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, bread, dark chocolate, ginger and Belgian trappist beer.

  7. Sidney87 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a good one. Odd and not for beginners. With a little water way better.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Initially it is a bit smokey. Then some earthy notes pop up. After a while there is more room for fruit and flower notes. Some straw notes too. Some savoury sherry notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very heavy sherry notes. Full on red fruit, strawberries, raisins, and hint of cranberry, raspberries from the freezer with sugar and lemonpeel (sorry about that one). There are some leather and wood polish notes. Little hint of ginger.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long length. Some peat flavours. A burst of red fruit, some earth notes, but in a good way.

  9. bakerman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Right dose of sherry makes a complex whisky with chocolate, fruits and smoke. Not sure where the smoke comes from, but it fits perfectly well. Only the bitter wood notes in the finish prevent it from a solid 89 for me.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

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