Inchgower 1993

Overall rating
88.63/100
votes
102
Whiskybase ID
WB15275
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Managers' Choice
Vintage
07.10.1993
Bottled
14.05.2009
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bodega Sherry European Oak
Casknumber
7917
Number of bottles
564
Strength
61.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 apr 2010 6:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 421.82

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102 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Inchgower 1993

16 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.63 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Classic modern sherry but more on the olden days, pretty solid.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet notes of sherry, light wine notes, a chocolate torch, light notes of alcohol
    Taste: From the first try, noticeable notes of pepper and a strong dose of sherry. With subsequent sips, a slight oilyness and a slight bitterness are noticeable. Without adding water, it is sometimes too alcoholic.
    Rating: 88 | 100 Medium long finish with a peppery sherry aftertaste. Quite an interesting item especially after adding water. Generally interesting sherry worth trying

  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  5. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. little_joe_e78 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Bottle #538 has been stolen.

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Interesting sherry monster, magnificent aroma with a rather wide range of derivatives besides standard sherry; concentrated, syrupy taste and a pleasant sour-bitter finish, very harmoniously, very richly and deeply, and that is especially pleasing - somewhat beyond the sherry standard.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, spicy oak, old furniture from the array, furniture varnish, stain, unsweetened prunes, at first the aroma is so concentrated that it already causes some sort of chemical associations, a little settled becomes more natural and harmonious; a lot of different raisins, pu er, metal sour, dried herbs, plum jam, pipe tobacco, dried apples, dried melon, light notes of dried tropical fruit.
    • Taste
      Very thick, full, syrup of sherry and oak, peppery, prunes, strong lacquer notes, burnt biscuits, burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      Spicy, peppery, oleaginous, sweet with oaky bitter notes, stout bitterness, prunes, pu eras, earth shades, furniture varnish.

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Sulphur, mint, raspberry and damp.
    T: The sherry is big, the sulphur is big, and yet the ‘bigness’ is short lived. Everything is short lived.
    F: Short lived and done.
    C: Inchgower is almost exclusively matured in sherry casks but sometimes that comes at a price. I’m aware that other commentators who i respect highly, haven’t had the sulphur experience i’ve had with this cask bottling so i will endeavour to retry this at another time. Can sulphur compounds from the juice develop within the bottle?

    For now, it scores a C[-]. Blog

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    With Water

    A few sulphur notes but the sherry is good quality, still a few nutty notes.

    Water smoothes it out very well with a really lovely sweetness and some chocolate orange.

    Very good and the sherry does not dominate.
    • Nose
      Powerful and fruity with the sherry singing , I get figs, blackcurrant jam, dark raisins and like the 1985 TWA something metallic.

      Some nutty notes after a time in the glass.
    • Taste
      The sherry is vibrant and rich with dark plum, treacle tart, plain chocolate, rich fruit cake.

      Seems to get stronger and more powerful with time in the glass.
    • Finish
      Long, tightly compact flavours, the sherry is not overpowering which is really good.

  11. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, chocolate, rubbery, smoked meat 
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, cough suryp, liquorice, sweet 
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, syrupy

  13. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An extreme expression of Inchgower, both in nosing as in tasting. You will not forget this whisky very soon. Tasted with my good friend Emiel.
    • Nose
      Cooked vegetables like canrniflower (with nutmeg!) and broccoli. Earthy notes as well, wet grass. Later on dark coffee, leather and stewed fruits. Strange but interesting nose.
    • Taste
      Hot! Chilli-peppers and ginger. Warm mouthfeel. Oily and waxy. Lots of sherry flavours intermingled with tannins as well. A quirky industrial taste which I like a lot in Inchgower.
    • Finish
       Long. Tanninic and spicy.

  16. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  17. Willie JJ scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I can understand why a (perhaps jaded) tasting panel would pick this,
    because its certainly different. I don't really identify it with
    Inchgower though. There's a lot going on but is this the best Inchgower
    I've ever had? Certainly not in my opinion. I'd still love to have
    one to play with, but the price is madness.
    • Nose
      Well its certainly distinctive. The nose at full strength makes you
      think of uncooked green vegetables. weird. Floral and minty. The dark
      red colour suggests that this was a big sherry cask, but there's no
      sherry aromas at full strength. A little water does little to change it.
      More water brings the gravy and fruit notes out but the uncooked veg
      is still there. Still weird.
    • Taste
      Gravy notes and some hints of fruit, but they are really muted. A
      little tannic and certainly sweet. Slightly nutty. Water opens it and
      allows the sherry to take control. Bursts of orange and cinammon that
      certainly perk up the drinker. More water allows a little sulphur to
      surface. Apart from that the whisky becomes pleasant and orangey.
    • Finish
      plenty going on here. A big burst of peppermint with menthol clearing
      the tubes. Sour plums in the background. Water brings the fruit into
      play and it struggles and fails with the menthol. More water brings
      sugary spikes of fruit.

  18. hsmithjr scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very, very good, but the distillery characteristics are lost on the very active Bodega sherry cask.  A non-Inchgower Inchgower.
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry.  Chocolate covered cherries.  Dark chocolate truffle. Espresso.  Tar.
    • Taste
      Sherry attack!  Sweet.  Christmas fruit cake.  Pancake syrup.  Anis.  Rum and coke.
    • Finish
      Oily and long.  Sweet maple syrup.  Plastic.

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