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Overall rating
91.15/100
votes
59
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
East Village Whisky Company (EVWC)
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
44 years old
Number of bottles
142
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
Birthday Son
Added on
02 Nov 2018 10:22 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 289,00

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1973 EVWC

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.15 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2019] I had several 40+years old Invergordon over the course of the last months and all of them were excellent so I have high expectations...

    ...that are met, again. Somehow I score all these Invergordon at around 89 points which is very high for a grain whisky (by my standards - I am not a grain head). Invergordon delivered a consistent high quality throughout the seventies, no doubt.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers that typical old grain profile with fruity, vanilla and solvent aromas. Later some honeys, nuts and wooden notes join in to create a fine and complex profile wiithout any off-note or imbalance. This is pretty good, I like it.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is nicely layered on vanilla-wooden flavours first followed by sweet molten sugars and some fruits. Then the spices kick in and later some autumn floral notes. The tannins grow stronger over time but never get unpleasant. These bitter flavours are strenghtened by tobacco and nutty (walnuts, almonds) notes before an interesting salty touch pops up, surprisingly. All is pretty fine and without any flaw, again.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The whisky arrives warming on the palate and nicely coats the whole of the mouth with a creamy impression and some minor bitter-drying moments (tannins, no wonder after 44 years in an oak cask). The finish is long and adds more spices but the bitterness dominates a little too much, now. Water turns the nose more punchy and the taste sweeter, a further reduction releases chalky-mineral aromas in the nose and turns the taste rather bitter again - I like the neat dram best.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    The nose is amazing! Fruity sweet and extremely complex. After the first sip, the memories of the fruity sweet nose disappear abruptly, dominate dark and heavy aromas. The interplay of aromas or nose, taste and aftertaste is impressive and whets the appetite for more. A very successful bottling, I like it very much!

    24/23/23/23 (93P)
    • Nose
      Bright copper with a reddish glow shines in the glass while sticking to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter long and syrupy "legs". Sweet and creamy, vanilla and slightly caramelized sugar, tough forest honey drips on toasted pieces of wood and juicy orange wedges. Apricots and hints of citrus appear, followed by lychee and other tropical fruits. The incredible variety of aromas never seems to end, at the moment dominated by green apple in combination with juicy oranges, sweet toffee and creamy caramel join with roasted hazelnuts and a hint of cedar wood. Shortly distract me from the heavy oily "legs", then travel me caramelized sugar and tropical fruit salad from my lethargy. Gorgeous, I could smell forever on this wonderful nose.
    • Taste
      Tender notes of wood and a pinch of salt make you forget the sugary and fruity nose immediately after the first sip. Dark fruity aromas rise, slowly, in combination with pungent black peppercorns, wooden sharpness lays around the tongue, enveloping it with lumbering warmth. Dried orange slices and spicy oak are zealous, the mouthfeel gets darker and heavier. Appearances of leather and bitter tobacco leaves dissolve from a few lying on the tongue salt and pepper grains, old peppermint draws with eucalyptus echoes of the palate, creamy sticky pieces of wood stick to the palate while slowly show old and dried walnuts. The mouthfeel is slightly earthy and wooden at the moment, dark walnuts and hazelnuts are voluminous.
    • Finish
      For a long time the dark and heavy aromas on the palate rest, more and more old and dark walnuts appear. Dried tobacco leaves stick to the tongue, slightly smoky wood tones appear, toasted cereal ends slightly malty.

  3. MicMac scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    The taste convinces me the Invergordon as well as in the end, the nose stands for me one step higher.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Here I hear citrus notes with honey, mixed with sweet, ripe oranges. Very sweet and intense, these notes are in the nose. A slight salty note is mixed below as well.
      Later, I have a hint of fresh green apple mixed with toffee and hazelnut, which is more reminiscent of Nutella.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweetness, honey sweetness - comes clenched on the tongue; fills the whole mouth and sticks to the tongue, slowly moves backwards. The fullness remains on tongue and on the palate.
      Now the grain is developing. Sachter reminiscent of orange mixed with pear and peach, which is permeated by a subtle Eichwürze.
      Sweet ripe orange with a subtle, unobtrusive woody note.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is not so long but very balanced. The fullness remains more in the mouth on the tongue and palate.

  4. hettrum scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I assume this is from a bourbon cask as it basically smells like bourbon to me mixed with paint notes. Some sugar and fruit do come through like pineapple and pear and it is what I call a strong nose, almost in your face but the chemical notes are not great.
    I am sure some will love this and the fruit flavours on the palate are really strong but I am not a big fan of grains I can however appreciate the quality on show here and the fruit notes are really nice.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Holle525 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    A very good, fruity and pleasantly sweet Grain. The best invergordon I ever had.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Colour:
    maisgelb
    Nose:
    Salty-stinging and spicy start. The salt content is already enormous here and combines perfectly with dull aromas of leather, earth and cardboard. In addition a beautiful spice, which is supported by nutmeg, allspice, coriander and Thai curry, is integrated. The fruit base is mild orange, slightly sour lychee and some grapefruit. With waxy honeycomb and a sparkling herbal freshness, the nose is perfectly completed!
    Taste:
    Soft and gentle in the first second, but then extremely spicy and voluminous. Spicy notes of salt, fresh mint, wood, nuts, cereals, honey, soft lime liqueur and notes of dull cardboard and dry earth. The wood fits perfectly into the powerful spice and a sheer endless herb basket - awesome!
    Finish:
    Long - still really good! Fine wood, almonds and a dull spiciness in slightly acidic herbal mud, with perfectly integrated cereals, sweetish fruit notes and a vibrant freshness of peppermint.
    Comment:
    The soft start in the taste is ingenious and completely error-free - well done, Peter!
    92 points
    N: 92P / G: 93P / F: 91P

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