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Inchgower 2009 CA

Overall rating
87.06/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2009
Bottled
10.2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
582
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2018 2:39 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 64,45

8 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 2009 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.06 points

  1. RichardMayston scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tamworth had been such a beautiful girl. Slaughtered, salted, and hung air dried in the backyard olive tree for the last 8 months, she was now presented in wafer thin slices, nestled on a bed of the plumpest moist sultanas. A haphazard stack of buttered digestive biscuits to one side. A nasal delight snuffled greedily for the first half an hour as the afternoon sun gently warmed the plate.

    Some fruits were brought out to balance the palate: stewed apple and pear, lightly dusted with cinnamon. Home-made Damson Plum Jam to grace the biscuits. Accompanied by a small intense shot glass of cold pressed sun ripened blackcurrants, reduced almost to the point of syrup.

    My hearts desires satiated beyond my wildest expectations, I sat back and cleansed my palate with a light peppermint and green tea, before greedily repeating the gastronomic delight in delirious cycles until the plate lay barren.

    That one so young could attain such beauty. Can it ever be repeated I ask myself, whilst looking forward to next years pig.

    Inchgower, Cadenhead, 56.5%. One ex-bourbon hogshead for 6yrs finished with 3ys ex-sherry, the other hogshead 8yrs in ex-bourbon followed by 1yr in ex-sherry, coming together for a marriage made in heaven at 9yo. Neither the bourbon or the sherry dominating, a perfect balance with many layered strata. The colour alone indicates some quality casks along the line. I’m not normally one for finishes, but this has made me swallow my pride and given me an itch for the Inchgower.

    And so economical, a shining example of Independent mastery over pedestrian Official offerings. Magnificent, thanks Cadenhead.

    Many thanks to John Sherlock of Regional Wines not only for bringing it to my attention, but also for being being such an exemplar of flights of fancy. Sláinte.

    #singlemalt #scotch #cadenhead #inchgower #emotivemalts

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Inchgower 9 year 56.5%

    N: Raisin and nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, plum, dry and hot, cocoa.

    P: Cinnamon hearts, hot, orange chocolate

    F: Cinnamon hearts, nutty, dry, orange zest, milk chocolate.

    Notes: Much better with water, it gets creamier, softer and more accessible. It’s a decent malt, not overly memorable for me though.

  3. dramspotter scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting. A competent bottling and not as bitter and woody as I have read. Those notes are there but there is a lovely gentleness to the whole package that makes it an easier drinker than you might expect.
    • Nose
      sherry (obviously), a bit of shoe polish. Suggestive the abv is quite high; gentle, low spice
    • Taste
      dry, bitter, dark chocolate but soft feel
    • Finish
      medium; woodiness indeed

  4. dandan798 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Unlike anything I have ever tried. The cocoa flavour and taste is intense!
    • Nose
      87 87
      malt, barley sugar, earthy, moss, yeast, sweet, grapes, sherry, cocoa
    • Taste
      89 89
      sour, citrus, cocoa, spice, pepper, cinnamon, sweet, grapes, lemon, chocolate
    • Finish
      87 87
      sweet, sherry, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, citrus, oak, nutmeg, sour

  5. stefan_PB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky! A wonderful chocolate sweetness stretches from nosing to taste to the finish. Definitely worth trying.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Super wine aroma, cocoa bean + vanilla, some spicy notes, a little nougat at the end
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here, too, chocolate + sweeties sting before, beautiful sherry shades, a hint of fig I also taste out, then the end of peppery
    • Finish
      88 88
      Nice long and warm, wine aroma and chocolate again until the end

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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