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Overall rating
89.64/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Anatomy
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
180
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
A Joint Bottling with The Whisky Fair
Added on
10 Sep 2010 6:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 325,00

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41 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1974 TWA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.64 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Lovely
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Brilliant stuff, Inchgower at its best.

    Why this distillery is not higher on peoples lists is a mystery to me.
    • Nose
      Old school Speysider, with the Inchgower, meaty/toffee/buttery almost rum like smell, a style that you do not find very often which is why I rate this distillery so highly in general.

      Fantastic nose, like the F&F bottling but stronger and much better.

      Faint orange notes mixed with rich toffee, fruitcake, faint hints of ginger and cream.
    • Taste
      Wow, substantial and meaty sherried profile but not like a Mortlach meatiness, this is less gritty & more restrained.

      Creamy and thick on the palate, on caramel, fruitcake, caramel cake, faint hints of plum and orange liqueur.
    • Finish
      Good medium length, viscous, and chewey.

  3. Toffie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sherry Wood? Ah bon?
    • Nose
      Très floral, parfumé. Particulier. Je trouve le nez assez marqué par la résine voire quelque chose de plus chimique comme la glue , à la façon d'un bourbon. Alcool bien intégré . Jasmin, chèvrefeuille... C'est le printemps! Sève , boisé. Frais, clean, équilibré .
    • Taste
      Bouche agréable, veloutée peu agressive, bien vanillée et fruitée . Une petite touche de cuir mouillé
    • Finish
      Finale légèrement boisée , un peu amère .

      C'est élégant et subtil.

      Un dram très "féminin"

  4. ALouis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very good malt, of a nice freshness, pity that it lacks a little complexity.
    • Nose
      very elegant and fresh, with floral, herbaceous and undergrowth notes in the background. then come sweeter notes of vanilla, honey and citrus.
    • Taste
      The attack is directly on lemon and bitter orange, superb freshness for a whisky of this age. The spices arrive then and brings a beautiful structure.
    • Finish
      The finish is long on lemon zest and spices.

  5. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's good, it's round, it's well done; but it lacks a little punch and especially complexity to seduce me completely.
    • Nose
      Many cooked fruits tickle the nostrils. First, citrus fruit, then cooked apricot and orange. A little resin is felt later. Some stealthy hints of dried cereals.
      A nice and fresh nose, which does not succeed however to transport me completely.
    • Taste
      A wise roundness, dominated by the cooked fruits, invades the mouth. It's sweet and slightly sweet.
    • Finish
      A light oak immediately seals the mouth, at first without obscuring the taste of the cooked fruits; then it is necessary to stay.

  6. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very complex and nice Inchgower. Good balance between fruit and oak. If you would tell me that this was matured on a bourbon cask I would believe it.
    • Nose
      Lots of flavours. Fresh sweet barley. Melon, organges and exotic fruits but also shoe polish. Very complex nose whice develops through time.
    • Taste
      Warm mouthfeel, very smooth and sweet. Yellow fruit and orange peel. Nice oakiness. Later on more bitterness. Not a trace of sherry though!
    • Finish
      Long. Some pepper.

  7. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cask shared with The Whisky Fair
    http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=103&whiskyid=29385

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