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Inchgower 1997 HL

Overall rating
86.71/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB176124
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Vintage
08.1997
Bottled
11.2020
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
HL 18203
Number of bottles
294
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060354274538
Added on
05 feb 2021 10:30 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 144.65

6 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1997 HL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.71 points

  1. Matthias80 scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    One thing in advance: I generally rate it rather strictly, I think you can use the scale a little ...
    Then another anecdote from the beginnings of Indian cooking at home: We bought a jar of Asfoetida in a trusted Indian supermarket. An exotic spice that is used in a similar way to garlic. We opened the can at home. We are surprised to find that the powder smells like burnt rubber, smells sulphurous, very penetrating. We decided to cook with it anyway. That works fine too ...
    • Nose
      78 78
      Spicy, slightly like caramel and nice like mint, overall not bad.
    • Taste
      63 63
      The body is of medium strength. Immediately I am reminded of the Asfoetida experience. The malt tastes badly like burnt rubber, bad note in my opinion. The caramel comes through anyway, everything else that might be there seems to be covered over to me. Too bad.
    • Finish
      63 63
      In short, the missing grade is still there

  2. Sirralf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Solid dram. I would have wished for more character and expression for a 23-year-old malt. And then there's the price.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Solid dram, elegant second/refill sherry butt, suffers from a slight suphur note however which is noticeable most prominently on your tongue at the finish. Those not very sensitive to sulphurous notes will not recognize it however. Overall a joyful experience. Price is debatable...

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