- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 14-year-old
38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.18 points
- 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.
Salad greens, celery, spinach, dried grasses and herbs, hay, chalk, parched oak. The fruits only show once you've taken the first sip.
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.
Mildly astringent, with a sprinkling of white pepper, sweet exotic fruit pulp (see above) and limestone.
- 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.
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.
For 43% surprisingly oily, butter, malt beer, for 14 years a good pile of old oak. Nutmeg, orange peel, green apples.
Rather short, clearly bitter. Grassy, straw, shoe polish.
It seems this one came from a rather dark batch. Very nice actually.
Rather resinous, peppery and spicy. Fruity hints here and there but this is more on the savoury side. Slightly herbal and there is a hint of sulphur in there, but it is so faint it can be ignored.
Savoury arrival, this time the sulphur is a bit more prominent in the form of match sticks. Again spicy, some honey in between and overripe apples. Tiny bit harsh, and maybe a bit thin, but it is not all that bad. A certain dry freshness kicks in after a while.
Medium long on overripe apples, caramel and some honey. Nice sirupy, kinda coffe-ish after taste.
- Quite a mole, very clean, transparent, very good depth and saturation for its age, the fortress is also no complaints, for 43% - very worthy, in general - woody-grassy, dry.
Open, dry, processed board, wood shavings, wood dust, herbal notes, light honey-floral tones, propolis, sandpaper, some fresh vegetables.
Sweet-woody, a little lemon pepper, lemon zest, creamy notes, herbs and honey, slightly astringent oak.
Light, airy, slightly tart oak, light plastic bitterness, herbs, weak lemon tints, lemon pepper.
- An unobtrusive drink that takes time to develop to show off its fruit-vanilla qualities and, unfortunately, a bitter orange peel. It's not the worst, but not the bomb
- I remembered it as a little cardboardy in the aftertaste. but tody I find it pretty clean.
nice midday dram, I´d say. up one point
taste changes from time to time, at the moment I´m more into bourbon matured stuff, so let´s see, if I will change my mind. had it 86 last time I reviewed it.
slightly grassy and floral with a substantial oaky back bone. also a malty component, let´s say croissants. thereś also a mineral, slightly coastal smell.
very round and pleasing on the palate, good balance with malt, vanilla, grass, breakfast cereals.
first slightly sweet but drying very quickly.
medium to long, a bit flat now