Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
26 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Oct 2008 9:15 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 461.50

22 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1980 AD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.07 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 223 bottles from cask 14155
    What an incredible colour! Molasses with magenta lights; Coke and crimson… The first-fill ex-sherry butt has done the business, and only yielded 223 bottles. Concentrated nectar. The nose is cherries covered in dark chocolate and treacle toffee, but dry overall, and nose-drying. The taste at natural strength is big and sweet, with traces of brimstone and a long bitter-chocolate finish. Curiously mentholated and mouth-cooling as well. Water raises sulphur initially, but this soon blows off, leaving a roasting tin, de-glazed with red wine and redcurrant jelly after over-cooking a rib of beef or a haunch of venison. The taste at reduced strength holds up well, with a big mouth-feel, tannic dryness, a very long finish and a lingering taste of dark chocolate. A massive whisky, and one to savour long into the night!

  2. dramspotter scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind mystery tasting. A bit too woody in the finish to rate a higher score in my opinion, but still a damn fine dram.

    Just to clarify this entry to summarise the notes below: Adelphi issued 223 bottles originally and some imported hoarded a lot of Adelphi stock (Inchgower, Macallan, Ben Nevis etc.) and then sold them back to Adelphi. Adelphi reissued/relabelled these bottles c, 2016 in new packaging as the Archive series: so there are 58 archive bottlings of this cask; effectively only 165 potentially exist of the original issue (though obviously, most have been drunk).
    • Nose
      89 89
      sulphur, prunes and fumes
    • Taste
      84 84
      deep dark oloroso; Christmas
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium->long; dry in the finish.

  3. alectron scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Potentially, there's new bottles of this that re-appeared through the Adelphi 'Archive' series... i.e. an importer with a fair few boxes of old adelphi stock in a warehouse that sat there for years, which were then re-sold to Adelphi again, and get re-released now ~10 years later (for that, a new bottle page should be added... as it would have a different lable/box than the original from 2007)...

    The original version is as it is on here on WB with 223 bottles (in hindsight, maybe bottle count minus the bottles that then became the archive series... but that would be nitpicking, and not accurate to the label info either....), and on here:


  4. alex_p scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The label says the output is 58 bottles.

  5. alectron scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note, 8 x Inchgower vertical tasting. 10_2012.
    • Nose
      tannic, raisins, liquor, european oak, tobacco, powdery/mealy. (91)
    • Taste
      liquor-esque, oily, big sherry, turning very woody/bitter quick, (89)
    • Finish
      more bitterness, raisins, oxo, more wood bitterness, (83-88)


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