Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
18 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
50.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jan 2020 4:49 pm by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.21

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 2001 MBl

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.06 points

  1. SteveW110 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The nose:
    Very creamy and dark aromatic sherry ...
    Dark plum jam, sweet blueberries, blackberries, black overripe cherries. There are also fine aromas of leather, tobacco, figs, glazed with chocolate honey sauce in the herb garden.

    The first start is sweet and fat.
    Here I find cherry and wood, but not too bitter! Herbal garden! Followed closely by beeswax, old mahogany cabinet, sherry ... No sulfur, perfect age!

    Medium long, light fine bitter notes! The wood cuts through here, but not too hard. Almonds and leather armchairs remain.

    After half an hour, the malt really opens up and is even more fun! It could have a little more "bums", but it is drinkable.

    I Like it ...

  2. breflex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Interesting changing nose. some bay lief, mango, papaya. Bitterness, lyccee. Really different than most sherry casks.
    Changing nose. No sulphur. I like it!

  3. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A really cool whisky, which does justice to its hype due to its maturity.
    • Nose
      Leather, chocolate, raisins, wet tobacco, paired with a mineral citrus note, deep oak, over time gherkins and herbs are added, after which it becomes flowery
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate and juicy raisins, somewhat mineral, pleasantly brittle but creamy at the same time, light dryness, a lot of heat in the mouth, an incredible amount of chocolate
    • Finish
      Chocolate without end, creamy and slightly mineral on the palate, it stays forever

  4. Fudschafudscha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    how can you rate this whisky a 95 or 96, when e.g. a Macallan from the 70s, a Couvreur Pristine or a 1984 or a Glenfarclas Family Cask is below that and even bottles 10 times better aren't rated this high?

    In a direct comparison to it's older brother, the Inchgower 22 OP, it is mainly cask-driven and lacks the complexity. I don't get it, color-drinking is so aimless to me.

    But if you like Coke with an average wood and too much sherry flavor, you should spend your money on it.
    At max. a 120 Euro bottle for me, a bit less then it came on the market.


  5. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Rather closed in the nose, a nice, strong pleasure in the mouth. The rather one-sided finish costs sympathy points.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet and dark, thick plums, raisins, ripe black cherries, well-integrated alcohol. In addition leather, hardly oak, later herbs (not exactly definable).
      Overall multi-layered, but not as intense.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong and initially sweet, almost creamy, plum jam, raisins. There are also strong spicy notes, old oak, the mouthfeel is tart and oak-heavy.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The sweet and dark fruity elements fade quickly, leaving a bitter note on the tongue, dark chocolate, tannins.

  6. DocF scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    miracledRambo No. 198 by ... dRambo Color: Burnt umber. Boiled grape juice, tree juice, old spices. Muddy pear, fresher grape juice. Mouth: Very snappy, dark chocolate, liquorice, homemade cocoa, cinnamon and flamed orange peel. Fir resin. Finish: Medium length, dark chocolate, tree sap, simmering bark. Becomes rounder with more air, looks older, but that fresh note of grape must does not go away. Ricola in the mouth, aloe vera "juice", blade-like energy drink. A little more grape must in the finish. 46%, 12 years old, lots of sherry, distillery - I don't know. This grape must note looks young and cheap.

    The fabric tastes good, but as a whisky ?! Too sweet, pure grape, little malt, if at all. No more than 82 points in the whisky category. But tasty.

    Resolution: Inchgower 18yo The Maltman, Sherry Butt (duh), ~ 50%

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Schnapps with sherry, quite one-dimensional and not very productive - quite nice and tasty on its own - compared to a 93er Dronach SC or a Goyne 25 from the first batches already significantly weaker in every respect
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. aspa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ha! I never had anything like that. First, the darkest malt I've ever had in a glass, and then it smells and tastes like nothing I've tried before.
    LICORICE! namely the concentrated load, both in the nose and in the mouth and then long after leaving. I've never had a taste so clear in a glass.
    otherwise I smell dark honey, wood, creamy liquid caramel ... and even more liquorice or licorice, which liquorice is also made.
    Exactly the same in the mouth and finish, only stronger, creamier and captivating. Super sweet, just like liquid liquorice. Some oak.
    I hardly notice any of the alcohol, it is very well integrated and fits perfectly.

    N-89, T-91, F-89, very special but great 90 points
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I find the color really distracting. Decent, if somewhat weird whisky, otherwise. Heavy sherry meets citric, floral, fruity distillate. Like a Kavalan Solist Sherry crossed with a mid-aged, cask-strength Auchentoshan.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cola, caramel, papaya, lime, aromatic black tea, tobacco, leafy Oloroso notes. Appears lighter than this sounds, though, with a floral - even slightly perfumed - aspect.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Massively woody but not over-oaked, if that makes sense. Acidic to start with, to the point that there's a fizzy feeling of carbonated soda. Also extremely sweet and teeth-coating. Some spiciness in the middle. All good and well, but it's the lovely late burst of exotic fruits that makes it stand out in the end. Starfruit, mango, pineapple... The party really only starts once it goes down.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Lingering, sweetness, soft citrus, sea salt, plenty of oak spice and still some of the exotic fruitiness.

  10. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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