Inverleven 1991/2010 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail)
There were many vintages in this relatively light series but as 1991
was the last vintage at Inverleven, I guess it’ll soon come to an end.
Colour: straw. Nose: very light and pretty much on pears and barley,
with a little bubblegum in the background, then more watermelon and
maybe strawberry sweets (Haribo’s Tagada?) Mouth: again, very light,
sweet, almost a little sugary, with the same kinds of fruits. It’s
pleasant enough and I guess it’ll take a few ice cubes with gusto.
Becomes maltier after that, a tad tea-ish and rather drier. Finish:
shortish but pleasantly waxy. More oak in the aftertaste. Comments: I
think it’s rather nicer than earlier vintages and after all, it’s become
a slice of whisky history! SGP:431 - 78 points.