Inchgower 1997 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
61.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 jan 2019 3:52 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 147.49

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Whisky reviews for Inchgower 1997 DR

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.67 points.

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    1722) Inchgower, 1997/2018, 20YO, #8776, Cask Collection, A.D. Rattray

    After 20 years, still at 61.2%...???? Generously shared by a regular of The Whisky Bar.
    • Nose
      N- Nose melting strength a prelude to something great are coming. Softened down to bed of spices, floral, new wool, honey bee and rusted chains. Mineral and coastal with harboring saline. Malt sweetened citrus and oat. Highly evolving, some burn coal and small campfire. (90/22)
    • Taste
      P- Lovely sweet oak jus at spine, foster with liquorice syrup, fresh pine, nutmeg and compote of citrus jam. Various notes at loud and clear high pitch. (90/22)
    • Finish
      F- Long, ripe citrus tart, profound strength that caress the senses. Honey, beewax, coffee and pounded peppercorn. Succulent and dangerously heady. (92/23)

      B/B- 93/23 It says is a Sherry Hogshead. Thought not much of sherry to cherish, instead more bourbon cask forward. Probably an old vintage Sherry cask that has previously used on finishing or had done a lengthy 2nd maturation for some great bourbon cask matured whiskies with it, that has 'washed down' most of the sherry notes. But no complaints, it nurtured this Inch-y superbly.

      Weighted Rate- 90pt

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very, very good. I tried this blind and convinced myself it was an Imperial, there was so much rich wax, honey, and fruit. Completely unexpected from an Inchgower, but this is why we try things blind!
    • Nose
      Light and floral, fairly sweet. Smells like a malt. Big honey, with maybe a bit of a beeswax character. Fresh stonefruit, banana, and citrus (pomelo). A fair bit of vanilla, maybe there’s a fresh bourbon cask going on. Shortbread and lemon squares. Floral notes of white tea and rosewater. Not particularly nutty, but maybe a creamy pistachio kind of note. Actually, honey + rosewater + pistachio = baklava! There’s a green sappy tree-oil note (not young-sappy, more floral-sappy) that’s really reminiscent of willow tree branches. That’s a new one.
    • Taste
      Medium texture, proof seems moderate. Sweet-tart on the arrival, slightly drier than expected from the nose. Definitely some beeswax here, along with Granny Smiths and underripe pineapple. Develops to rich varnished oak and herbs, then slowly to thicc crystallized honey. Lots of nougat, some caramel, and more floral flavours of white tea and cardamom. A bit of a malty note underneath.
    • Finish
      Medium-short. Light sweet herbs and honey, reminding me of the Basil Smashes I mixed up this summer. I could even see a juniper note in there. Some creamy vanilla and lingering tart green apples.

  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note: the actual bottling states it is a Sherry Hogshead, so these mockups are mistaken or there was a mistake with the bottling run.

  4. Luigisim scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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


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