Inverleven 1973 Deoch an Doras

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
Stated Age
36 years old
48.85 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2010 9:41 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 545,33

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Whisky Reviews for Inverleven 1973 Deoch an Doras

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.94 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Amazingly fresh. A trace of glue, some hair spray, grated orange peel and overripe mango. Campari Orange. Wild mint, eucalyptus, exotic grasses.
    • Taste
      Sweet apricots, honey, white pepper. Orange oil, a hint of cloves. Fanta, light wood, Campari.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

      Quite a mole, a deep and rich flavor, a more primitive and straightforward taste / finish, but overall pleasant and interesting, although from those years I expected more.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, cardboard, medical medicinal notes, medicinal herbs - motherwort, valerian; orange, kumquat, processed wood, lacquer, slightly overripe tropical fruits, sweet vanilla, light hydrogen sulphide shades, candy drops.
    • Taste
      Thick, slightly harsh; sweet and astringent oak, pepper wave, lemon peel, dried fruits - dried apricots, dried apples; kumquat, ginger candied fruits.
    • Finish
        Unsweetened dried fruits, a little pepper and ginger, light oily, anise, apple peel.

  3. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Buttery, nutty, caramel, heather, orange marmalade, citrus
    • Taste
      Buttery, peppery, salty, bananas, grassy, creamy, toffee, apple
    • Finish
      Long, rich, buttery, peppery, oregano, hay

  5. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting notes from the back of the bottle:

    This rare old malt Whisky is full of wonderful light fruity citrus notes intermingled with creamy toffee and sweet candy apple flavours.

  6. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic Inverleven! Actually the best I've had till now. Amazing how Inverleven always suprises me in a positive way. Sad that it stopped producing in the beginning 1990's.
    • Nose
      Round and sweet, very aromatic and floral. Excotic fruits (mango, passion fruits).
    • Taste
      Rich and complex, warm mouthfeel. Bourbon style oakiness with hints of vanilla, fruit and sweet barley.
    • Finish
      Long, a little spicy in the end.

  7. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A historic bottling - the first ever official release of Inverleven, the Lowland distillery closed in 1991. This is one of the first releases in Chivas Brothers` Deoch an Doras series - the name (roughly pronounced `Jock an Doris`) means `a drink at the door`, the Gaelic equivalent of `one for the road` - although why the Irish spelling of `doras` has been used instead of the Scottish `doruis` or `dorus` is probably one for the marketing dept to answer. TWE


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