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Overall rating
88.86/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky Druid (WhDr)
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Calculated age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ruby Port Cask
Casknumber
803604
Number of bottles
138
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Deinwhisky.de
Added on
23 Aug 2019 9:51 pm by tribe
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.90

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 2007 WhDr

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.86 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2019] I bought a bottle, had a first dram and rejected to drink a second one because this is not malt whisky (to me) but a sulphur-spoiled "winesky". Yes, there are extreme flavours in there but none of them has anything to do with whisky (as I know it).

    If you like it, great for you (some of my best whisky friends like it too so it was easy to comp my bottle). Nevertheless I strongly suggest to not call this a single malt whisky - because there is no malt whisky to detect in there, as simple as that...

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic port (whisky)! The barrel influence was powerful and gave this Inchgower almost the rest, of Brennereicharakter is after this dominant barrel barely or not noticeable. Nevertheless, I find this filling very successful, the interplay of sweet fruit, tart chocolate notes, salty nuts and many other intense flavors whets the appetite for the next dram.

    22/23/22/22 (89P)
    • Nose
      Dark old pink with an orange touch shines wonderfully silky in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall stick oily and syrupy streaks. Röstaromen rise, a handful of hazelnuts is covered with dark, fermented and dried grapes or berries while caramelized sugar and beguiling sweetness dissolve minimal hints of sulfur. Strawberries and blackcurrants in rum end in juicy oranges and mandarins, while slightly earthy notes are added. Once again fruity sweetness dominates, glazed peaches and strawberries are flashing, while the voluminous but harmoniously integrated alcohol causes raisins and a hint of dark chocolate. The dark and slightly harsh chocolate note increases noticeably, cocoa a few drops of espresso gradually stimulate the salivation ...
    • Taste
      Creamy and bittersweet, the first sip spills through the palate. Dark caramel mixes with raisins and strawberries, harsh dark chocolate dresses the palate, the initially subtle sharpness explodes in the end formally on the tongue and massively stimulates my salivation! Again slightly loamy and decayed earth tones follow in combination with sulfurized raisins and roasted peanuts, dark chocolate melts in the mouth and leaves a creamy and buttery film in the entire palate. Slightly salty, spicy wood elements float in the saliva under the tongue, I imagine a licorice and a few splashes of lemon juice perceive. Mild and creamy, the second sip, despite its high alcohol content, flows smoothly over the tongue, the tingling and prickle on the tongue noticeably increases and warms the palate and throat. Roasted flavors and dried grapes and berries play together, rasp of dark chocolate melt on the tongue, a pinch of pepper again warms the tongue and the palate.
    • Finish
      The chubby heat still sticks with its discreet sharp note on the palate and gently massages the tongue. Hazelnuts and slightly rancid walnuts are creamy on the tongue, salted butter flakes melt under the tongue, the sulfurized raisins and dates return. Oily and greasy, the finish sounds slow, but really slow, leaving the almost greasy and oily film on your tongue. Spicy wood tones sparkle and soon afterwards the echoing off with an incredible aroma of roasted and salted peanuts.

  3. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The whisky has indeed a very big port wine influence. A classic fashion whisky! Take a wet cask, fill up with young whisky and you'll be talking to both worlds - whisky diners as well as wine and port wine friends.

    Crisp raisins in the nose, dark chocolate, cocoa, a little bit of menthol, caramel, vanilla. Fits so far. I like it; However, I'm also self-confessed port wine drinker.

    Very sweet on the palate, milk chocolate, Ritter Sport raisins, hazelnuts, trail mix, dates, roasted almonds, cotton candy, again cocoa ... delicious! However, not necessarily perfectly balanced. The Malt scores much more in terms of barrel recording, as that he would be super balanced. Therefore, do not misunderstand; but we do not have a gentleman before the Lord here ... You have to like the direct influence of the barrel! Do I taste the 'Gower here? .... to be honest, I do not think so.

    On the other hand, I have already drunk things at the age that have hurt my throat significantly more. So I would lie if this inchgower would not be easy to enjoy without water!

    Finish: medium long, very sweet, creamy, caramel, again chocolate ... yes the part is delicious! I hate it when a plan goes up, because ripening a malt for 11 years in a wet port wine barrel is not really the big whisky art.
    But be it. Whisky or not - I like that part and with a clear conscience 89 points!

    Conclusion: difficult! I always try to rate Malts the way they taste. The fact that all the rules of art, as well as a portion of idyll could be trampled on feet, may interest my philosophy, but unfortunately not my taste buds. So I have to be honest with myself - and I'm not a Fame Boy - the Malt tastes good!

    (NB: Thanks to deinwhisky.de for the free sample when ordering)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Never heard of a port quarter cask before. Interesting.

    Not sure if this is a whisky. Port, port, port, port, port, port, port, port, port, port, port, port, port, port ... I like the taste, don't get me wrong but it is rather strong port than whisky.
    I'd have a meatball & pasta recipe that would go well with it.
    5 years less in port would have been more to my liking but the one who get crazy on a sweet port, go for it. Inchgower is non existent in this one.

    My rates are based on the sticky spiked port and hardly detecable whisky influence. It is a sweet sweet port dram that will do the job for you if you like this profile.

    From a 3 cl sample of a freshly opened bottle.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he is not for me
    I don't like such a strange note that probably comes from the port barrel
    it is complex
    didn't have many inchgowers in the glass to compare well
    • Nose
      dark, a strange note, red berries and fruits !!!, wine?, red Haribo bear, light ham, cough syrup, herbs, light liquorice, sweets
      with water: sweeter, more of the Haribo bear, slightly dark chocolate so 50% comes, old wood, more red berries
    • Taste
      oily and full on the palate, tingling somewhat
      Sweet, red beer (does that come from the port barrel?), Heavy, it lies down on the trunk, old wood, slightly moldy,
      with water: more berries, bitter, bitter
    • Finish
      long
      Sweet, old wood, becomes tart, wild berries, slightly astringent
      with water: slightly rotten eggs

  6. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2cl Blindsample.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Port barrel !?
      But it crashes.
      Typical portnotes in the extreme. Reminds me of the Spey fir Batch 1 ... Can it be him?
      The sulfur notes make me doubt.
      Acts too charged.
    • Taste
      84 84
      OK, no Spey: D
      Cherries, the alcohol tingles.
      A little out of round.
      The keg did a "good job".
      Whether you like it, everyone has to decide for themselves.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium with dates and milk chocolate.
      Slightly dry

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