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Overall rating
87.87/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Stamps Serie
Vintage
1985
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
266
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Aug 2013 7:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 183,36

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1985 TWA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.87 points

  1. jeoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    With water there is a lovely Jammu sweetness like raspberry jam.

    I was not sure about the nose but its fine and a good example of this distillery.
    • Nose
      After the 1974 the nose on this is completely different.

      Strong notes of gooseberry and plum, some orange but there is also a strong metallic note, could be some sulphur in there but need to taste it.

      After a time in the glass it gets floral, and better to be honest.

      Finally a few banana notes which surprised me.
    • Taste
      Better than I was expecting and lighter in body with some zesty fruit notes from the start.

      Creamy toffee mixed with caramel cake , lemon zest mixed with toffee and again some juicy gooseberry.

      Gets full on the palate with a few hints of orange in the mix.
    • Finish
      Medium length with a juicy sweetness

  4. Kodos scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Pépé did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    No info here, so:

    Inchgower 28 yo 1985/2013 (53.8%, The Whisky Agency, refill hogshead, 266 bottles)  Colour: gold. Nose: yes! I like all these nuts (talking about the fruits) a lot. Roasted hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts... That gives a feeling of praline, very nice! Also a little wet paint, which is nice as well (rather putty/almonds-like) and some lemon marmalade. It's quite powerful, it feels rather more than 53% vol. With water: lovely, paint, putty, almonds, beeswax, a little chartreuse, broken branches... Mouth (neat): excellent! There's some oak but this time it's rather on eucalyptus, lemongrass... Wonderfully zesty and pretty medicinal at the same time. With water: swims very well. Lemon, marmalade, oranges... It's a pretty bitter fruitiness, very nice. A little orange blossom water too. Finish: quite long, with a little rocket salad and more zests and wax. Bitter oranges in the aftertaste. Comments: a great bitterish profile. Touches of Cynar and Fernet-Branca. Wins points where the Strathmill lost some in my opinion. SGP:461 - 87 points.

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