- Single Malt
- The Whisky Agency (TWA)
- Bottling serie
- Private Stock
- Stated Age
- 37 years old
- Ex-Bourbon Wood
- Number of bottles
- 60.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 22 Dec 2011 4:31 pm
14 × in wishlist
63 × member ratings
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
- 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).
- Very Highlands, waxy and full of acidulous fruits. Excellent.
- This Whisky was sold for 308 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016
- 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.
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.
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.
Bitter almonds, orange peel and mint. Not very long.
- 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 "
Wow !! it sends. Super powerful. Spices, pepper, clove (?) ... It's chalky. A semblance of grenadine passing. Slightly floral and heady. Throat pills
fresh and long