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Overall rating
90.69/100
votes
18
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Bottling serie
The Future of Whisky
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
246
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Show 10th Anniversary
Added on
06 Oct 2018 11:31 am by thijs100
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 283,42

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1974 TWEx

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.69 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This Invergordon is certainly one of the better iterations I’ve had the pleasure of tasting.
    • Nose
      This needs time to open up, starting off on big glue notes, as well as furniture polish and oak shavings. There’s hints of vanilla beans, fudge and caramel, as well as milk chocolate. It has a fruitier side as well, with some raspberries, and orange zest. Finally some perfumed floral notes as well.
    • Taste
      Fudge-y, orange-y, oak-y and spicy. That about sums in four word-y words. The caramel is ever-present, as is the vanilla. The orange is undeniable, as is—after 44 years of aging—the oak. The oak and spices go hand-in-hand. A bit of pepper, some cloves, and a tad dry.
    • Finish
      Spicy, turning into a lingering sweetness.

  2. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, white fruits like pears. A heavy nose that usually promises better things to come.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Thick, spicy, oaky, loads of vanilla and warm custard. Very robust and quite enjoyable. Wood shavings. Some incense. It's like drinking a fruit-forward oaky bourbon, to be honest.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Oaky for sure, but not egregious, and doesn't detract from its overall quality. I've had some older Invergordons that seem to be slightly fruitier, but not necessarily better. Again, if tasted blind, I would perhaps said this was a rather good bourbon.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/10/19/a-handful-of-grain/

    As child of the 1970's & 80's, this bottle’s fabulous label reminds me of all the plastic rulers I had at school.
    N: That’s the business, reminding me of a slightly older ’64 Invergordon [WB] I enjoyed a few years ago now.
    T: Yep, same again. I’ll have to revisit this later when the crowds have died down.
    F: It’s even more moorish towards the tail. Finishes with layers of [dryish] vanilla sour cream that only long, slow ageing provides.
    C: Unwavering sherried grain whisky. Provisionally scores 89 points.

    TAKE 2:

    N&T: Ideal. Worth the 44 year wait to reach this harmonious plateau.
    F: A touch of ash into the finish, concluding with its grapey-dry vanilla grain core.
    C: I’m scoring this high, not for its complexity, but for its just-so-ness.

    Scores an A-

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