Overall rating
90.98/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB191350
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
East Village Whisky Company (EVWC)
Vintage
11.11.1964
Bottled
09.06.2021
Stated Age
56 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Number of bottles
91
Strength
39.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Premium Spirit Drink
Added on
08 sep 2021 5:39 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 349.00

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47 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Invergordon 1964 EVWC

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.98 points.

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Online Blindtasting…
    Hammer part.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Cloudy Gold

      Nose:
      My first thought is Grain...
      Glue and sticky sweetness. Vanilla, dry but somehow soaked wood. Roses, coconut, lychee, tart juicy pineapple, Big Red chewing gum, bit of musty weed.
      With time in the jar, wood resin develops and becomes tougher. Nougat and a fine pinch of herbs.
      With even more standing time comes more caramel and a dash of cream - coffee - chocolate. In the meantime, the herbs become tart and more intense. Very nice, layered interplay.

      The empty glass smells of leather and dried apricots.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then pleasantly peppery with something fresh. So in the direction of menthol. Slight espresso bitterness and more tart herbs. Still, the sticky sweetness remains. More peach and coconut in the taste.
      With the second sip, the colleague looks much older and mustier. Dark chocolate and cake spices. The tart pineapple remains in the background.
    • Finish
      Long and full-bodied.

  2. JungleDram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Vallado scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. whisky313 scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

    95+

  5. karloff scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger and I have had a few great old grains from him.
    I also agree with him about the label but it's more forbidden fruit on the Forbidden Planet than Flash Gordon.
    • Nose
      95 95
      I had a good sniff of the empty sample bottle and it was heavenly.
      Chocolate coconut, dark oak antique furniture.
      Just love the smell of that well aged grain, nothing beats it in my book.
      Now the glass and the pleasure continues, kiwi fruit, green apples, black grapes and old book covers.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste was never going to match the nose but it comes pretty close.
      The initial delivery puts you under a false sense of security and you are thinking Ahhh no! Then everything comes together what you expect.
      The grains just melt away,as with the spice.
      Soft texture, oak and tinned prunes.
    • Finish
      90 90
      A medium to short finish and you just wish it could hang around longer and this is why the next sip is immediate.
      No bum notes to speak off so I ain't going to punish it.

  6. firstmajor scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 91 points Super Administrator

    Strictly speaking, this underproof Invergordon is no whisky, but who cares when dram in the glass is fantastic? The aroma unfolds with Mon Chéri confectionery, antique furniture and marzipan, enriched by rosemary, marjoram and cocoa powder. What a great nose! Light as a feather and yet full of flavor, the palate continues with complex wood spices, coconut cream and a touch of menthol. Licorice, dark chocolate and baked banana linger in the aromatic finish. A sublime grain, 56 years of maturation have taken this impressive spirit to another level.

    RATING: 4.5/5.0 stars ≙ 91 pts → SUPERB
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    I'm a great fan of old grain whisky.
    According to rules this has matured beyond whisky, but who cares? At 1% more I probably would not have been able to afford it.
    Unrelated to the contents, also a fan of classic cartoons I find the old Flash Gordon label fantastic.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Great nose for a grain, you can smell it as you pour.
      Sweet, old wood vanilla.
      Herbs and nuts. Cooked fruits.
      Dry leather, oiled oak.
      It may be the ABV that make me feel it is in a way gentler than the Gordons from the -70's that I've tried, but it's also quite a bit more complex.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Some say one minute in the glass for each year, some say one second in the mouth... no matter who you prefer to follow, this is a dram that deserves time and attention.
      I don't think anyone can distinguish between 39 or 40, so this is not an issue, it feels just right on arrival.
      Surprisingly creamy. Gentle tasty wood notes.
      Dry herbs and gentle spice develop.
      It's extremely delicate. I wouldn't dream of adding any water as I get a feeling that it's balancing on the edge of fragile. But oh so delicious!
    • Finish
      89 89
      A bit short... then again I might just be greedy.
      Sweet with nuts, wood and a little herbs.
      Very unique and interesting smell of the empty glass-

  9. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Dreamlike! The nose is fruity and sweet, the taste is dominated by slightly tart wood and herbal notes. Old and dignified, unmistakably an Invergordon!
    • Nose
      Sugar, popcorn, old vanilla, steamed yellow fruits ... Invergordon! Wonderful, unmistakably a grain ... Hazelnuts mix with old vanilla and caramelized sugar, toffee melts with apricots and peaches, zest of lime ends with a touch of fresh herbs in the nose, cinnamon sticks flatter the nose, old and dignified the Invergordon spoils my nose! I could sniff at this wonderfully harmoniously balanced grain nose forever ...
    • Taste
      Soft and gentle, with a bitter base note, the first sip flows over the tongue. Dried herbs mix with a handful of old spices, a touch of spiciness emerges from creamy wood tones, vanilla plays with cinnamon and hazelnut, hints of fresh citrus fruit combine with a touch of old apricot and creamy vineyard peaches, fresh sawdust ends in wonderfully old and creamy ones Wood tones, old mint and a touch of fresh menthol in the background.
    • Finish
      Soft, creamy, old and solid, hazelnuts stick to the palate while yellow fruits mix with a hint of fresh herbs and mint. Vanilla and hazelnuts stick to the palate to be cozy and warm, a minimal note of glue slowly heralds the end of the aftertaste ...

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Typical grainy notes with a lot of vanilla but very balanced and drinkable - very good
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lot of vanilla, herbs, lime zest, austere, green fruits, caramel, little nutty - really not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, creamy, good sweetness, vanilla, spices, honey, toffee, little fruity, herbs, little green and leafy notes - very good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, honey, vanilla, little more herbal

  11. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla, corn, toffee, hazelnut, cinammon, biscuits, very subtle, very good

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