Inchgower 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
A De Luxe Highland Malt Scotch Whisky from the House of Bell's
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Arthur Bell & Sons plc, Ghirlanda S.P.A., Milano
Italy Italy
Added on
08 oct 2008 4:34 pm

Average value

€ 239.40

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61 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Inchgower 12-year-old

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.68 points.

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicate frangipane on the nose, but that's about it. Not very rich but very nice nonetheless. In the mouth, OBE to death. Fade even if a little too small. Extremely drinkable.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

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  3. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. The Macallan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice, full, fatty, CLASS!
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet, fruity, peardrops
    • Taste
      Full of flavor, fatty, medium-body, sweet and fruity
    • Finish
      Spicy, warm, medium length

  6. darren918jp scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    This bottling represents a quality classical profile, and should be sought out as such. 

    The nose doesn't offer up much, but there is a little citrus that comes through the fairly pronounced whisky pungency--for 40%--if you give it a minute or 10 to breath.There is a slight sourness from the oak that is winningly overtaken by a fruit burst in the fireworks of the finish. A nice summer dram, even in the winter.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Worth getting and better than the later bottlings.
    • Nose
      Honeycomb, honey, crunchie bars, slight menthol, quite powerful for 40%.
    • Taste
      Initially sharp and a little thin but then there is a wave of honeyed sweetness, slightly drying.
    • Finish
      Medium length on sweet honey with a slight bitterness.

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Upfront it smells like a caramel rich, old style blend but as it opens up theres more on offer. Sweet mint, fruit sponge, lemon drizzle cake, unspecific fragrant spices… seems as if theres more there but there is a swamped confusion here. Certainly far more interesting and pleasant than i expected.
    T: A fruity and juicy arrival with lots of bitter wood developing before a bold creamy maltiness envelops.
    F: Ovaltine, coffee, caramel fresh with the bitter wood lingering and giving the caramel a run for its money.
    C: Having recently tried Cardhu 12 WB that Ralfy [justifiably] calls the ‘maltiest malt’, for me this one takes that title. I didn’t hold much hope for this malt initially but i ended up really enjoying it, relatively speaking.

    Scores a C

  10. Feusi scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    The nose is very pleasant, fresh, spicy and floral. To drink, next to the malty sweetness bitter herbs come to the fore. In the medium-long finish stay again the bitter notes, some wood. A bit like straw pickled in water, papery and dry.

  11. Furtia scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      74 74

  12. Malt Hans scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fruity sherry aroma, burnt almonds, figs,

    mango, ripe plums, ripe orange, banana, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and

    heather honey. Marzipan sweet taste, pepper, anise, eucalyptus, orange

    marmalade, vanilla and malt. Long, fruity, spicy and malty end.

  13. hsmithjr scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    The 14 yo FF bottling is much better.
    • Nose
      Floral and fruity.  Dusty.  Farm breezes.
    • Taste
      More flowers.....dried.  Hints of lavender.  Old cardboard.  Light fruit.  Old perfume.
    • Finish
      Dry and astringent.  Short.


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