Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Caribbean spice
Stated Age
34 years old
Number of bottles
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Aug 2013 7:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 390.00

2 × in wishlist

6 × member ratings

4 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inverleven 1965 SMWS 20.16

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Official SMWS Notes:

    "Caribbean Spice"
    This distillery was built in 1938 within Hiram Walker's massive grain distillery at Dumbarton and was closed in 1991. This make has lovely legs and a lovely rich red-gold colour. The nose is of bananas - banana rum, banana toffos and banana custard, even a hint of banana and vanilla essence. Wafts of pina colada and spicy wood in the background, transport you to a warm evening in the Caribbean. In the mouth it is very spicy and warming but also dry. With water (and it can take a fair amount), the nose simply expands: more bananas, joined by more pineapples and all dusted with all spice and cinnamon. The diluted taste it is dry and spicy, with cinnamon, demerara sugar, and warm mashed bananas on toast. An exotic dram.

    Bottle price was 251 DM = just under 129 Eu.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2016]  I had this dram during a private birthday tasting at Hamburg.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  I took no detailed notes.

  3. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sublime whisky. Great!
    • Nose
      What a wonderfully rich and flavourfull nose! Very sweet. Also waxy. Parafina and beeswax. Further hints of vanilla, marsipan, a lot of fruit too: pear mostly, but also exotic fruits like pineapple. Very nice.
    • Taste
      More aggresive than I expected from the nose. Very tingly. But when you get over that, the mouth becomes very nice. Thick and oily. With an explosion of tastes. Like fruits, wax, marsipan, but also rum/raisin icecream flavor, yeah, that's it! Oak is there, but not expressive.
    • Finish
      Very creamy. Vanilla sorbet. Long.


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