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Overall rating
88.45/100
votes
13
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Whisky Trail Vol. 2 - Jazz Series
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
0038
Number of bottles
168
Strength
47.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532805240
Added on
04 Aug 2019 9:28 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 246.63

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1974 ElD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.45 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/12/31/twe-show-2019-all-things-elixir-part-2-2/

    N: A fruity old grain. What’s not to like? Particulars include ginger cake, yeasty wheat beer, Smarties, ham, crystallised honey, plasticine,….
    T: Descriptors talk of all the usual fruity old grain suspects. Despite all those [44+] years, the spirit remains robust.
    F: Light vanilla grain.
    C: Quite direct and simple but no doubt a treat for longstanding grain fans.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Banana pudding, lemon frosting. The citrus gets brighter with time. Lemonade popping candy. After a while, some obvious corn bourbon (caramel, oak, vanilla) also comes into play, which of course, makes sense since Invergordon makes grain whisky.
    • Taste
      Wow, I thought it was a bourbon at first... but then some of the brighter fruits come into play, especially at the midpalate onwards, and let you know that this ain't no Four Roses. Very bourbon-like still.
    • Finish
      Oaky end, but still some of the sweetness carries through until the end. If this was a bourbon, I would probably give it a 90. But as a Scotch, my grading criteria is a bit more stringent. So 88 points.

      ** Yes, I don't care if you think I am biased.

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