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Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
4
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular - The Easter Edition
Vintage
05.1997
Bottled
03.2020
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Barrel
Number of bottles
155
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Mar 2020 9:50 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.59

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1997 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    very tasty dessert dram 7/10 ... notes in progress
    • Nose
      certainly rum-like (bajan rum), which is absolutely welcome. very creamy, rather sweet -- creme anglais, white chocolate, mini eggs (totally the easter suggestion, but yeah). then some spices, ginger, nutmeg, and a bit of white hot metal.
    • Taste
      really custardy up front, egg-custard tart, grain rich, white sugar sweetness, white chocolate, mini eggs. long finish with a more nutmeg and cream. easy sipper, ideal maturity in my view, I like the "youthful" bite it still has. certainly sweet, so it's a "mood" dram no doubt, but great for pairing and surely a crowd pleaser.

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is an excellent single grain whisky for the sweet tooth. Lots of vanilla, toffee, caramel and fine fruit notes, accompanied by milk chocolate and subtle oak spice on the palate, leading to a short finish, typical for grain whisky. A dignified Easter Edition that goes perfectly with the Easter chocolate bunny.

    I thank Douglas Laing for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/04/15/invergordon-22yo-1997-2020-the-easter-edition-old-particular/
    • Nose
      Instant sweetness on the nose with vanilla sauce, toffee, butterscotch and brown sugar. Delightful notes of sponge cake, cereal biscuits and fruity nuances of mirabelle and apricot, with a hint of oak spice in the background.
    • Taste
      Deliciously sweet on the palate with vanilla pudding, toffee, butterscotch, caramel and sweet cereal notes. Pleasantly warming with a little alcoholic spiciness, followed by ginger and some oak spice. Milk chocolate with a tendency to slightly dry cocoa towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is relatively short, warming and creamy sweet with vanilla, caramel, some oak wood and a slightly bitter espresso note.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, this single grain becomes more lively on the nose with a little less sweetness but more cocoa notes. Tingly on the tongue with oak spice, milk chocolate and cocoa. The sweet notes are somewhat pushed into the background. The finish is short to medium length, creamy with notes of coffee and espresso.

  3. Jack McClane scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Freshly cut wood, green apples, a small hint of popcorn and some weird sour notes of pickled cucumbers.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Quite spicy peppernotes on the tongue. Vanilla sweetness afterwards. Getting drier.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Notes of popcorn and vanilla fudge. Slightly getting a wee bit bitter. A bit flat in total.

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