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Overall rating
84.96/100
votes
26
Whiskybase ID
WB166968
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Campbeltown Whisky Company Ltd. (CWCL)
Bottling serie
The Electric Coo Series
Vintage
02.1988
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Brandy Butt
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Oct 2020 5:23 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124.00

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1988 CWCL

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.96 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Out of curiosity I wanted to try the result of this collaboration between 2 big names in the industry. I was able to order a tasting set with all of the bottlings in this range they did together. I do have some sympathy for the year 1988, I wonder why...
    • Nose
      A typical grain nose. A lot of glue and although it’s in the glass for about an hour already, the glue stays quite present. As with most grains also this one is soft and sweet. It gives ripe mango, banana, licorice candy and the usual suspects like vanilla and honey. The brandy butt did add flavor but it doesn’t give a lot of thrilling new sensations. Something I did expect actually.
    • Taste
      Sweet, very sweet. A tad bitter but friendly and subtle all the way. It offers a creamy and mature mouthfeel. A lot of toffee, honey, caramel toppings and vanilla ice cream. There is also a clear brandy taste here. It reminds me of aged genever quite a bit.
    • Finish
      In the medium-long finish this aged genever influence continues. It becomes very grainy and quite alcoholic as well. It becomes a bit too bitter/tart. Not something I’d buy. Maybe it’s pleasant for others, to me it seems this cask has been very interesting in terms of profit mainly.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    brandy butt, lots of sediment, chosen by Mark Watt

    nose: popcorn and petrol. germoline and vanilla ice cream, sawdust.
    palate: rich oily mouthfeel- butterscotch, vanilla and white chocolate
    finish: tablet and red chilli, parmesan

    with water
    nose more vanilla heavy, lemon zest
    palate: coconut ice

    Tasted as part of Berkshire Whisky Club's Electric Coo tasting with David Stirk and Mark Watt

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Odd grain, the nose being clearly different than the taste. Strong in alcohol where the body is smooth, more versatile, 'green' and earthy, where the taste is pretty one-dimensional sweet.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Pretty some alcoholpunch, even after giving it time and air for almost an hour. Also the glue elements remain in the nose, accompanied by some vegetal elements, a bit earthy actually. Sweet vanillanotes, fruity, oranges.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smooth now, now more like a typical grain, vanilla, candylike sweetness. Some fruitylike, tangerine
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still smooth, sweetness again. Vanilla. Only a little sparkling. Middle long finish.

  5. leeho scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Ruisdael scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    84/100 due to aftertaste. Nose and taste certainly around 85/86/100. Bananas, toffee and sweet. Delicious on the nose and nice and sweet in the finish. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have an after dinner party. Aftertaste is moderate in terms of duration and whiskey layers ....

  10. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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