Overall rating
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Stamps Serie
Stated Age
28 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Aug 2013 7:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 183,36

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48 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1985 TWA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.98 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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