Overall rating
Single Malt
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask - 20th Anniversary
Stated Age
20 years old
HL 17086
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Nov 2018 8:52 pm by shortyx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96.90

5 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

4 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1998 HL

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.17 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Distillate driven, quality malt. Tastes younger than 20 years. A little spicy for my personal preference, but enjoyable nonetheless. I definitely appreciate the old style nature, but like I said just a little on the spicy side. A gateway to or from blanco tequila.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Wort and citrus tea, white pepper. Quite naked really. Some fresh ginger and lemon spritzer. Vanilla pudding. Barley forward.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Malty, prickly ginger and white pepper, agave and citrus freshness. Orange oil and vanilla.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Orange oil and agave syrup. There’s some vanilla and oak spice but really you can see right through it to the distillate.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bottle kill tonight of this one, I still like it, I would get another at the right price.

  3. Likudi scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

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

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Just opened this , so it is early days but 87-88 points from me
    The nose is quite closed at first and water does not particularly help it, lots of lemon, sawdust and various fresh notes that you would associate with a bourbon cask.
    The palate is really nice full of white fruits, a hint of peat, zesty and creamy.
    The finish remains zesty & fruity.
    Water does not help the nose open up and it takes a little of the fire out the palate in a good way.
    87-88 points from me/
    I did do a full note but only one line went on, so this is the brief version, gremlins again?
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Lord Melchett scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Anyone looking for a high-quality "classic" whisky - for me, this has everything it needs. Light sweetness, malt, roundness, spiciness, fruit, complexity, body ... etc. Absolutely great, even the PLV is fine!

  6. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A high quality Inchgower.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla, honeyed green tea, lemongrass.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Apple juice, aloe, slight mint, a hint of smoke. Surprisingly good, but a bit spicy though. With water, same same, meaning it's still damn good, perhaps slightly more rounded. It's not very complex, but the quality is rather high.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet, grassy finish.


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