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Overall rating
90.31/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Private Stock
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Wood
Number of bottles
98
Strength
60.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Dec 2011 4:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 400,00

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38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1974 TWA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.31 points

  1. vredensever scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aroma . First impression: a festive cake with cream, candied fruit and berries and juicy impregnation. Then malt, apple and lemon candies, marmalade, dry wood, lacquer, honey and wax, vanilla, a little bit of minerality. With a drop of water, more fresh, lemon. The taste is rich, moderately sweet: hot pepper, vanilla, bourbon, citrus, fruit marmalade, honey, a lot of oak, ginger, in the end sheer bitterness. With water is even, citrus and bitter. The aftertaste is long, astringent, oak with spices, bourbon, honey, unripe fruit. Conclusion . An interesting, strong specimen. A fascinating aroma, but the taste a little loses: too harsh and bitter beyond measure. Without water, it is hard to drink. In general, it is not a bad thing, it is consistent. A sample of bourbon aging. The score is 90 (n23t22f23b22).

  2. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very Highlands, waxy and full of acidulous fruits. Excellent.

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 308 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016

  5. whioli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    A difficult whisky to rate. The nose deserves a score over 90, but the taste and finish are very far below that. This bottle would last very long in my collection as I'd only endlessly sniff it.
    • Nose
      At first a whiff of glue and cooked vegetables with sea salt. When that evaporates, a very full palet unfolds: Apricots, figs, wine gums, dates, citrus, almonds, tangerines, oak, vanilla, white grapes, hay and a bit of mint. Clearly a very old cask strength.
    • Taste
      What a disappointment after that huge nose. Still rich, but way too many bitter and sour notes. Mainly grapefruit, orange peel and almonds. Also currants, grapes, melon, vanilla, wasabi and mint. A few drops of water bring out some honey, white wine and more spiciness, but can't fix the balance.
    • Finish
      Bitter almonds, orange peel and mint. Not very long.

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/inchgower-1959er-cadenhead-und-1974er-whisky-agency-eine-suende-wert-26852/ Color: full gold
    Nose: Much creamier and spicier than the old Cadenhead, with more vanilla, lingering lemon and orange flavors, well-integrated gums, dry leather, tobacco, spicy-salty.
    Taste: Actively alcoholic start with slightly bitter, dry leather and wood, then large honey notes in conjunction with waxy orange and lemon jam. Add lemon balm, mint (peppermint), ginger and white pepper. Very fresh and very salty mouthfeel.
    Finish: Through the salty and minty Sharpness very long. The orange flavors become even creamier and more intense, otherwise like the taste.
    Comment: Werniger Klosterfrau Melissengeist with pickled tic-tac-orange "

  8. Jeep51 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Atypical!
    • Nose
      Smoked, larded
    • Taste
      Wow !! it sends. Super powerful. Spices, pepper, clove (?) ... It's chalky. A semblance of grenadine passing. Slightly floral and heady. Throat pills
    • Finish
      fresh and long

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