Inchgower 14-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Stated Age
14 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Aug 2007 10:32 pm

Average value

€ 56.33

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 14-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.18 points

  1. Saftkenner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The fresh and fine nose is definitely the highlight of this bottling. On the palate, bitter and unbalanced, it is no longer a pleasure.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A beautiful, fine, fresh maritime nose with tangy citrus notes. Oranges, limes, ginger, pepper, sea breeze, fresh wood, applesauce, apricots, hay.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Slightly watery, slightly hot and yet quite intense on the palate.
      Vanilla, ginger, tannins, orange zest, pineapple, blood orange, oak spice, aniseed.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium-long finish. Above all, the bitterness remains, along with a little oak spice and blood orange.

  2. hafssol scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    A Speysider with a bit of a maritime strength. At first, it displays some fruit sweetness (apricot, apple pie, citrus), but soon reveals an oaky and slightly salted bitterness, already announced by the nose (bitter almonds). Also vanilla notes are present, given by the bourbon cask maturation, anyway the result is neither sweet nor smooth.
    It has its own character, bold and not immediately comforting for everyone, but surely interesting for anyone who likes to explore something a bit different.

  3. keizerjos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The scent of cardboard - not the annoying kind - quickly turns floral and soft. It has been (closed) in the closet for five years, waiting for the final judgment - keep it and sell it or not? Or not, so. The increase in value is negligible (see what I did there?) And the valuation on WB is not over the top.
    Okay, pop, so open now. 14 years old, at 43%. he's a smooth guy. Butterfat mouthfeel, trace of nuts and wood, a bitter edge in the aftertaste. There is something spicy in it, not very specific. It doesn't necessarily make me happy. Dry, dusty, now also cardboard in the aftertaste. I think that if you blended this with a sweet whisky like Glenmorangie 10YO, the combination would be more interesting than this whisky as a single malt. I will definitely give that a try, I still have 100 ml of that stuff somewhere.
    That said, maybe it's just me today - it wouldn't be the first time the whisky is more enjoyable the next time. Not a big deal for now, but I am disappointed.
    The second tasting is a bit better; there is a pleasant pepper in it - unfortunately the cardboard remains ubiquitous. This whisky is neither fruity nor very sweet; neither salty nor peaty; neither remarkable nor startling; what he is, I may know that the third time.
    We have had that third time now. Nuts, softly sweet, cardboard remains oxygenated for a month and a half now. I don't really believe in that myth either. Mild, friendly, minty entry-level whisky that can't really anger anyone. Unfortunately, I am not pleased either. 82 points.

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. JimJaws scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  6. YD84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. sengaia scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is quite floral but also has some sweet candy as well as seaweed aroma’s. The taste adds some bitter oak as well strong grassy notes. This is a strange symphony of flavors that somehow works and is just great to either puzzle apart or simply to enjoy for the unique thing it is. The let down is the low strength, at a higher proof this would blow the house down.

    Inchgower has an oddball style that you either love or hate - I love it.

  8. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    An idiosyncratic one. Extremely leafy, vegetal, and mineralic, with soft exotic "white" fruitiness. Glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't go for a whole bottle.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Salad greens, celery, spinach, dried grasses and herbs, hay, chalk, parched oak. The fruits only show once you've taken the first sip.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft is understating it. Feels like the mildest 43% I've tasted yet. Interestingly and unexpectedly fruity though, with the pulp of pears, pineapples and guavas. Very softly drying, with a nicely mineralic feel at the end.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Mildly astringent, with a sprinkling of white pepper, sweet exotic fruit pulp (see above) and limestone.

  10. DocF scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Color: yellow gold

    I have no idea how the sulfur gets in the nose, quite penetrative. Basic malt whisky with a little old style that I would like to try with more age.
    • Nose
      Smells young at first, musty, no sherry and still sulphurous, asparagus pee, unripe plums, actually a little malt in the background. Burning matches and dry wood chips. After the first sip of dark, malty, a few pickled plums, block malt. Boiled apples, vanilla sauce.
    • Taste
      For 43% surprisingly oily, butter, malt beer, for 14 years a good pile of old oak. Nutmeg, orange peel, green apples.
    • Finish
      Rather short, clearly bitter. Grassy, straw, shoe polish.


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