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Overall rating
90.83/100
votes
55
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Mancarella (Ma)
Bottling serie
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Vintage
1972
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
45 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
121
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Feb 2019 11:12 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 219,00

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1972 Ma

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.83 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    very nice old nose, complex, sweet and fruity dessert charm meets old barrel flavors - almost too good to drink, it also convinces on the palate.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Crème brûlée, sweet coconut cream with a lot of vanilla, caramel, mousse au chocolat, baking cocoa cooked pear with a dash and a hint of cloves and cinnamon, buttercream, sugar melon, apple compote,
      delicate wood effect, some furniture polish, birch water, herbal tea
    • Taste
      90 90
      very sweet and oily, baked banana in honey, roasted hazelnuts in rum chocolate, very nice notes of old wood - sanding dust from old pews, dry deadwood sawdust, horn, some leather, tobacco, malt, wax
    • Finish
      90 90
      Burnt paper, a touch of mined barely perceptible smoke, mint, baking cocoa, cucumber water

  2. didi1893 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This Invergordon is incredibly multi-layered and multi-faceted, wonderfully sweet and fruity on the nose, wooden and muted in the taste and aftertaste. A harmonious pleasure experience where I like the nose the best, I could smell for hours on this wonderful nose!

    24/22/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Intense amber with an orange shimmer shines in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall sticks a variety of small syrupy drops which slowly make their way back into the glass. Sweet and fruity, the first nosing brings together wonderfully harmonious aromas. Vanilla, apricots, caramelised sugar, grated coconut, floral hints, cocoa and milk chocolate compete for the prize. Creamy toffee and old caramel are on display, fruity oranges and tangerines are minimal, hints of Moroccan mint follow. After a few minutes, milk chocolate appears again, hazelnuts join in, associations with soft Toffifee are no longer out of my head. Apricots and pineapples break away from the sweet melange, this Grain looks like a mixture of cognac and rum at the moment. A vanilla pod is scratched out ... Wonderful, I could smell all the time on this wonderful and multi-layered nose.
    • Taste
      Lightly burnt sugar and spicy wood tones dominate the first impression. Dark cereal notes mingle with dried oranges, the wooden impact lingers in the background all the time while burnt coconut and creamy hazelnut chocolate show up. Gradually sharpness develops, a pinch of white pepper continues to heat up the wooden sharpness, minimally I perceive echoes of burnt wood and roasted grain, as well as a hint of smoke. Maybe I'm even familiar with the hints of smoke, but at the moment only darker woody notes, roasted aromas and somehow minimally burned wood dominate. Coconut and fresh mint tear me out of my thoughts, baked bananas follow ... A wonderful interplay of flavors.
    • Finish
      For a long time, the palate is flooded with chubby warmth and voluminous aromas. Toasted cereals, coconut, sweet vanilla, apricots, oranges, honey and spicy woody notes stick to the palate, the aftertaste gives the appearance as if he never wanted to fade away and fade. Roasted coconut flakes adhere to the tongue, and hints of rum reappear. Creamy and fruity, the partly dark aromas swim under the tongue for a long time, hazelnuts and chocolate slowly fade out the aftertaste. What remains is an oily greasy yet fresh mouthfeel with a touch of exotic fruits and a few drops of rum pot.

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Mon Cheri, coffee, caramel, licorice, cloves, vanilla, coconut, baking cocoa, thyme, nail polish remover, minimal traces of smoke, hay, wood dust, cherry tobacco
    • Taste
      89 89
      Manner wholegrain hazelnut waffles, honey, banana, tangerine juice, baking cocoa, vanilla, cloves, pepper, malt candy, cherry, thyme, black bread
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium long, sweet, baking cocoa, thyme, cherry tobacco, mint, licorice, coconut, rum-grape-nut-chocolate, ... and again the nail polish remover

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Hobbit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aroma:
    a very "reduced" / thickened aroma, deep and heavy at the beginning, light Grain notes but rather very hard to recognize. Already at the first tasting I had the impression that I would never recognize the blind as Grain. Rather than spicy malt.
    The age shows with oak, tart seasoning, herbs, followed by sweet caramel, vanilla, very sweet, strongly cooked apple compote, real cinnamon stick (rather tart-woody than cinnamon-sweet), honey, pudding cream, cream sweet, ripe, crushed banana or Banana milk, freshly sawn softwood

    Taste:
    very pleasant full, set, old, first sweet and creamy with tart honey notes (forest honey?) later bitter, "chewable", great alcohol, oak, herbaceous, vanilla, cereals, a hint of coconut and tree resin

    finish:
    nice long and warming, nutty, creamy, herbs remain long, furniture polish

    Total:
    no doubt a great old Grain. Very tasty and very good quality. Point. I did not expect anything else from Dinos bottlings. His bottlings are so easy to recommend blind. However, if I had to compare this bottling with his new Ardmore, I find the Ardmore "more surprising" good or more extraordinary. The Invergordon is simply very good without that he would have surprised me especially.

  6. Vince' scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very elegant Nasenschmeichler that knows how to convince on the palate. In general, he combines for me the benefits of an Old Grain with a fantastic sweetness and the great aromas of old cognac.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A nose-flatterer! At the very beginning, vanilla pods meet a lot of coconut flavors. Burnt powdered sugar with ashes, hazelnuts and light fruits / grapes and unsweetened mint and cocoa.
      In the background there are elegant woody flavors that make me think of very old cognac.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Intense sweet and concentrated. Milk chocolate with nut flavors and malt meet an elegant wooden effect with a slightly burnt note and a little retro style. Again, the drop reminds me in some ways of an old cognac, but rather at the beginning of the flavor profile.
    • Finish
      89 89
      In the finish, a cooling mint comes up in the mouth. Overall, the flavors of the taste fade without a turnaround to make a particular flavor direction. The finish is long and the woody aromas show the tongue completely, yet elegant and not overstraining harsh. Overall, the finish is the weakest part of the drop.

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2019] A new very old Invergordon by Dino is certainly interesting - I liked the previous release (WB id 117891) very much despite I am not a great fan of grain whiskies at all...

    ...and this is fine bottling too. The nose is very complex and quite interesting to explore and both taste and finish are flawless. Grain lovers will adore this, for sure - but even to me as a pure malt-head it is very enjoyable. Another great pick by Dino.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a delicate old style grain profile with adorable fruits, manuka honey, autumn floral notes (dry hay stacks) and the obligatory solvent aromas all old grains own (nail varnish remover, aceton). It is very complex and nicely balanced - actually one of the best grain noses I had so far...
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is complex on basically the same profile as was the nose with stronger barley sugars and less grainy flavours. Later some spices and a pinch of salt kick in together with herbal and earthy notes. Water releases some shoe polish and chalky-mineral aromas in the nose and grassy-earthy flavours on the palate - but to be honest: I like the neat dram best.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with a minor drying feeling from the taninns which is absolutely okay after 45 years in an oak cask. The finish is long and adds more bitter herbal and tobacco flavours that are a nice counterpoint to the rather sweet taste. Again there is a minor drying moment towards the end but this is not distracting either.

  8. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well made old Grain. Smell and taste cover up quite well, but it seems more complex to my nose.

    The finish is long and pleasant, but can not keep up with the rest.
    • Nose
      91 91
      clear grain, sweet, light adhesive note, spicy, plum syrup with cinnamon, a citrus note, nutty, nutmeg, a bit dusty, also burned wood, smells of old wooden cupboard, hair spray, goes slightly towards mint, strong forest honey and clear vanilla. The citrus note develops into light blood orange and weak lemon balm.
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, honey, tingling, old dry wood, cereals, cinnamon, plum jam, dusty, vanilla, short chili, then peppery, tart dark chocolate, caramel. Again, I have something like hair spray on the palate
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, dry, slightly bitter, but not unpleasant, some ashes.
      I miss the fruity and sweetness here. Both are gone too fast.

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really good Grain. The is a bit woodier than the 1973er. The 1973 is a bit more fruity.
    • Nose
      A lot of vanilla. Vanilla semolina pudding. Also a lot of coconut. Coconut liqueur z. B. Malibu. Overripe pineapple. Peaches with chips. A splash of lemon. Some creamy sweet. Spicy, rather tart honey. Backaroma bitter almond. Wood Stain.
      After a while in the glass and with a little warmth of the hand, the wood notes are getting stronger. Rather dry wood and wood dust. Additionally also nutmeg. Maybe a small hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Initially pretty sweet, oily and creamy. The honey is now more orange blossom honey. Some passion fruit. Banana milk. Coconut water. Tree resin. Floor wax. Then the oak comes and makes the whole thing drier and spicier.
    • Finish
      Coconut scallop. Möbelpolitur. Almond.

  10. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nice old and complex Grain Whiskey, the German cereal notes and the strong barrel influence (wood) but you have to like. Still very exciting and something different to the otherwise tasted single malt whiskeys. The sample is enough for me but because of the price (which is very fair for the bottling!).
    • Nose
      89 89
      deep and heavy; sweet and fruity; Coconut flavors; Vanilla; Caramel; Cocoa; floral notes; some seasoning of the oak in the background; very complex and complex
    • Taste
      88 88
      very oily / creamy in the mouth; sweet onset with increasingly emerging intense oak flavoring; Cereal notes clearly noticeable; Herbal notes; nutty; chocolate
    • Finish
      88 88
      long; distinct spiciness of old oak; roasted cereal notes; slight bitterness in an exciting change with sweetness; Chocolate; Herbs; nutty

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