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Overall rating
84.00/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas McGibbon (McG)
Bottling serie
McGibbon's Provenance
Vintage
Summer 1999
Bottled
Spring 2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DMG 8260
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Nov 2012 8:51 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 71,06

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1999 McG

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Strong, peppery, fruity, leathery and malty - a cereal nose, well it is an Inchgower.  After time - leathery, toffee, banana fluffy pancakes, chocolate toffee malt bars [kitkats & Boost] with a strange stewed herbal tea and a [tomato and minestrone] vegetable soup murkiness. There is a touch of sulphur here, a plastic note and a nondescript ‘something’ associated with heavy manufacture. Theres a pond water quality, a mild nuttiness, and a pungent horticultural greenery note, but its the creamy, sugar icing & pectin sweet maltiness that wins through. A week later its talking more of honeycomb, butterscotch, ginger cake and dandelion freshness. A curious, moorish and odd nose.
    T: Sharp, salty, spicy spirit arrival with a medium/light body.The oaky, fruity fudge sugars are bullied by the persistent and peppery [immature] spirit. After a week, the ethanol is much less aggressive now, its still dominant but more subdued. Later theres more of a malt presence starting with a Shredded Wheat & Shreddies arrival which helps to delay the inevitable spirit dominance which has an astringent, sour fennel and spearmint freshness to it. Butterscotch seeps through now. The development is fairly long as the whisky clumsily unwinds. This needs high maintenance water wise, but doing so will improve things albeit marginally.
    F: Only moderate sweetness lives here as sour, fresh, astringent spirit and waxy, drying [black tea] tannins prevail. After a week and more, toffee malt and butterscotch starts to bleed through as the austere spirit subsides - it’s an improvement but not transformed. A young green Sauvignon Blanc makes an appearance once the brown treacle and aniseed/fennel subsides. Again like the development, theres a long but clumsy unravel to the finish line. Ovaltine, bitter oak, horseradish and soured cream has the last word.
    C: Ive really tried with this malt but heres no getting over the spirit's austere nature. Another few years and certainly a better cask could have really helped this one. Overall, not a great whisky but because i enjoy the profile of Inchgower immensely, there was always something to appreciate along the way.

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