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Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
5
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Extraordinary taste intensity
Vintage
20.05.1993
Bottled
10.2011
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Virgin toasted oak hogshead
Casknumber
G5.3
Number of bottles
246
Strength
65.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Oct 2011 9:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 62,17

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1993 SMWS G5.3

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Polished chestnut

    We found a fabulous, unusual nose – polished oak, coconut and perfumed smoke; curry spices, toasted sesame seeds and aniseed; rum and raisin ice cream and a cobbler’s shop. The palate delivered extraordinary taste intensity; butterscotch, rum, cardamom, star anise, black jack chews, sweet coconut and shoe polish. It took plenty of water, with the nose developing buttery popcorn, marmalade, chocolate sauce, orange barley water and pepper on water-melon. The palate remained exciting – lots of syrupy sweetness (flapjacks, barley sugars) orange Cremola Foam and big, woody spiciness (pepper, ginger) providing a long after-glow. The distillery is owned by Whyte & Mackay.

  2. autowatch092 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Dark amber
    Nose: Caramelized apricots, orange zest, overripe sweet melon, tinned tangerines, wood polish, vanilla, cinnamon.
    Palate: Initial sweet punch on the palate, then butterscotch, apricot tarte tatin, orange, cinnamon and a tiny hint of mint.
    Finish: Very long, sweet and fruity.
    Overall: For a change the SMWS tag line is not bursting of creativity, but it is spot on. The palate feels like an amplified version of the nose, the quality is unusually high for a grain whisky of this medium age.

    http://www.dramming.com/2012/08/23/invergordon-18-yo-19932011-smws-g5-3/

  3. Finlaggan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:
    http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2013/10/invergordon-1993-g53-extraordinary.html

  4. BenNevis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I liked this, something different, lots of flavours. Try it if you get the chance you wont be disappointed
    • Nose
      Oak, smoke, spices and rum
    • Taste
      Oaky sweet and spicey with butterscotch and toffee, some smoke, brandy and leather.
    • Finish
      Lots going on, Long with Oranges,  charcoal, brown sugar Oak and some spice

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