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Overall rating
89.53/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Feb 2012 10:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 288,62

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1974 DD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Need a lot of water because it's too militant at age 37yo and 58% ABV. Anyway, it's okay.
    • Nose
      Honey, salted caramel, citruses and melon.
    • Taste
      Powerful, bittersweet and spicy. Pepper and ginger. Oak. Pineapple and orange peel.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, fruity.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    With water the nose is the same and the palate has some peat notes now.

    This is a bit rough & ready if you want your taste buds to get roughed up this is for you.A naked Inchgower, make no mistake but the distillery profile shines through
    • Nose
      Honey, melon, honeycomb, lemon curd, salted caramel
    • Taste
      Very spirit with some bitterness mixed in with pineapple and peachSome wafer notes and ginger spice after a while
    • Finish
      Good medium length & spicy.

  4. metropolis13 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very beautiful Inchgower with exuberant fruitiness and noble woody representative of a beautiful aging 90 Pts.
    • Nose
      Nice nose full of fruit (plum, mango, apricot) a touch of mineral and wax in the manner of Clynelish 82 all sprinkled with spices.
    • Taste
      Greasy and hot mouth (it is still beefy despite its age) with lots of fruit jam and a sweet bitterness on almond milk to revive the whole.
    • Finish
      The long finish is more marked by banana and almond found at the end of the mouth

  5. Jeep51 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I really like. Only small complaint, alcohol a little present in the mouth.
    • Nose
      The nose is very fresh: fresh fruit salad, orchard fruit, slightly grassy and lemony. It's really nice especially that the wax appears during the tasting. The whole is coherent, very elegant and could make think of a Clynelish of twenty years.
    • Taste
      A little hot, the alcohol being felt from beginning to end. Nevertheless it is very nice especially with honey, wax, a lot of spices and some discrete fruits (passion fruit?). From the middle of the mouth, the bitterness becomes very present without it being embarrassing or disgusting.
    • Finish
      Long, bitter, fruity (passion) and chalky. Very nice.

  6. Toffie76 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Rudely capricious, difficult to define, but your patience will be rewarded! For water, blunder! The beast is old, a few drops without more!
    • Nose
      Gorgeous. Alcohol well integrated despite its 58 degrees (at this age!). The aromas are compressed and difficult to read. It's hyper. Complex. It contains wax, heather, candied orange, rose water, polish, wood, sawdust, a vegetal-sap fresh, chlorophyll. Spices like cinnamon clove. Tea with bergamot. A beautiful mineral side with a wet rock aspect, pink pepper .... Aaaah, it's beautiful, delicate and rich. A trace of smoke and leather.
    • Taste
      The mouth is much more "difficult" and closed. A small drop of water will prevail as a loooooong aeration! Without water, it starts with the tear, bitterness and dry spices in abundance. I do not insist, I add water and I take my time. The dram evolves in a more than interesting direction. The whole is balanced beautifully, the mouth is rounded and the aromas are exalted. We find the elements of the nose and alcohol harmonizes. Hmmmm. It's good and complex. The length in the mouth more than satisfactory. The bitterness disintegrates to be fine and pleasant. Woody and wax are boosted. The spicy and peppery touch is part of the landscape.
    • Finish
      Woody, tea, vanilla, spices, fine bitterness

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Monolithic, standard profile and already met many times. The nose nevertheless leaves the lot.

    (tasted "blind")
    • Nose
      Alcohol well present on the nose. Pear, sour green apple, wood, sweet spices, and resinous freshness. Mocha that takes more and more space.
    • Taste
      A little acidity of green fruits, a woody drought. A fairly standard mouth that does not surprise me.
    • Finish
      Strong acidity in the throat and dryness in the palate. Bitterness of apple peel.

  8. tomy63 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very good version, a small side "Clynelish" with its wax and fresh fruit.
    • Nose
      need some time to open, lots of wax, fresh fruit (apricot, Mirabelle, melon), slightly minty.
    • Taste
      wax, honey, fresh fruit (especially apricot, a little orange), vanilla, spices (ginger, cinnamon?), no undergrowth here, powerful, well integrated alcohol.
    • Finish
      long, some wood, wax, spices.

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