Overall rating
88.76/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB46511
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Hamilton (HH)
Bottling serie
The Clan Denny
Vintage
1965
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
47 years old
Casktype
Refill Cask
Casknumber
HH 9459
Number of bottles
276
Strength
44.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 nov 2013 2:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 443.99

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31 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Invergordon 1965 HH

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.76 points.

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It was a pleasure to taste this! Very old isn't always exceptionally good. In this case, it's just good and very solid, but not a front runner. I would certainly not reject any offer to drink this baby though!
    • Nose
      It's always a pleasure to smell old grains: still it's glue-ish, but it has adopted so much more flavours. What to think of leather polish, car sponges (I do like the smell of them), old books, tea chest, pencil shaving, raisin, but certainly banana and vanilla. You can tell that this is a refill cask: 47 years is quite long, but it smells certainly younger.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, oily, on corn, banana candies, peach candies, vanilla, young leather, still the car sponge. Not too complex actually. 
    • Finish
      A nice medium finish, with the sweetness, some spice of juniper, banana, fig, leather polish and a mild dry note of pepper.

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  3. ailean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Sylvia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bomb! "Vanilla confit", it exists? Ben it's there. A beautiful woody evoking the best bourbons. Delicate fruits and flowers. I have to hallucinate but I even have vinous notes. In the mouth, sweet, melted, silky! Milky. Soft caramel to mooooort! By cons zero spices, which limits the relief. Finale rather short and fruity. This nose is a wonderful promise that is not quite held in the mouth, but I'm on the analytical pinching, because it's pure pleasure.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    not that strong as I hoped, i quess i am not a grain lover
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Odor:
    MMMMhhhwa, indeed it has to breathe. At first glue fresh wood and very young whiskey. Very rough smell. After a good half hour it does add a bit, but it does not get very much. There is some fruity, a little banana and some nectarine.

    Taste:
    Sweet, slightly flat, slightly acidic, little toffee and vanilla after a while. Just wait a bit. So after half an hour it has become a lot fuller, although there still remains a glue taste.
    Furthermore, everything is more prolonged.

    Body:
    Oil-like and full

    Finish:
    Medium, a lot of sweetness, bacon, vanilla and some wood. A bit of acid after a while

    Comments:
    Blind tasting. Sample provided by Bram84
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Jaydee scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Superb whisky!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. Peter87 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. Daytona955 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  18. notesofmalt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Invergordon 1965 - 2013, 47 years, 44.6% alc.
    Cask 9459
    Bottler: Douglas Laing / The Clan Denny
    Region: Lowlands, Scotland

    Special feature: Single Grain Whiskey

    Nose: First very fresh in the nose, very subtle, later it seems drier. Fruity bitter notes, vanilla and still sultanas. Also juicy pears are there. The maturity beats with old oak furniture, to cereals - a little hay.

    Palate: spicy and grainy, also neat vanilla. Dry and with oak, the slight sweetness is stimulating. Sweet / sour apples are also on the menu.

    Finish: Medium long, but the oak notes are nice. Warming and the spices remain in the memory for a long time. Some dark chocolate.

    Conclusion: These old grains are great.

    86/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 300 EUR) published on: www.facebook.de/notesofwhisky

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