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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB165977
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cellar (TWCe)
Bottling serie
Private Cellars Selection
Vintage
02.1996
Bottled
08.2020
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
18278
Number of bottles
188
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568750255
Added on
23 Sep 2020 3:49 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.57

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5 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1996 TWCe

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a start! This Invergordon single grain is packed with flavour. On the nose, you get the age, you feel transported in an old and damp dunnage warehouse. The palate is rich with a delicious chocolate ice cream and lots of caramel. Who said single grains started to be interesting only after 40? This one didn’t wait to be middle-aged to overflow with flavour. Delicious. I want one.
    • Nose
      The nose greets you with freshness first, with apples, corn, mint. Then you’re transported into a damp dunnage warehouse: an old mossy stone warehouse, with a dirt floor, a bit musty inside, and with grass around, giving vegetal notes. Sawdust, a sweet caramel.
    • Taste
      The arrival is rich and spicy. The mouthfeel is creamy, with liquid caramel and chocolate ice cream starting to melt. It stays rich and sweet, with a tarte tatin leaking with apple caramel. A few pieces of fudge, letting appear a pinch of chilli pepper after a moment, not too much, spot on.
    • Finish
      Imagine a caramel and chocolate cookie dipped in chilli pepper. And keep that in mind for a long time. There you go, you have your finish.

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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

    Oh yes, this is another example of how wonderfully sweet, creamy, complex and beguilingly well-matured single grain whisky can be. After 24 long years of maturation in an ex-Bourbon barrel, this Invergordon combines an intense sweetness and tropical fruit aromas in a beautiful balance with spicy oak notes. Surprisingly intense on the palate, so you are welcome to experiment with water. As a result, this Grain Whisky does not lose any of its brilliance. Well done!

    I thank The Whisky Cellar for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/10/16/invergordon-24yo-1996-2020-private-cellars-collection/
    • Nose
      The nose is wonderfully intense with sweet vanilla, honey, cereals and cookies. This is accompanied by buttercream, notes of coconut and a hint of pineapple fruit. In the background, oak spice and ginger remain discreetly present. Rather complex and delicate.
    • Taste
      Wow - an unexpectedly powerful entry on the palate with spicy and at the same time strongly warming notes of ginger and black pepper. The whole is underlined by a creamy sweetness with vanilla and butter cookies. As soon as the warmth fades, coconut notes emerge accompanied by honey and creamy milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish shows a medium length with creamy notes of apricot and tropical fruit jam, accompanied by a slightly warming oak note and a touch of coconut.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, the aroma on the nose is even more intoxicating with tropical fruits - pineapple and coconut. It is accompanied by vanilla, oak spice and some cedar wood. Sweet and creamy on the palate with a clearly tamed spiciness and warmth. Vanilla, coconut, buttercream and sweet milk chocolate with some tropical fruit. The finish is still of medium length, yet sweet and creamy, with fruit jam, coconut and a little more dry oak.

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