Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Stated Age
24 years old
Sherry Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 nov 2008 9:44 am

Average value

€ 319.00

5 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1980 VM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.13 points

  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blenders (Nosing), Glencairn (Tasting)
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wonderfully ripe sherry profile with nuts, chocolate and oak. The 46% is perfect here. Great sherry sweetness, my guess is Oloroso.
      No big interplay and not mega complex, but the high quality of maturity and harmony are terrific - no comparison to today's "sherry monsters" in strong cask strength.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Here a little more interplay and slow expansion from the sweet to the spicy sherry and oak aromas.
      Again not a lot of interplay between different flavors, but if you like good sherry whisky, this will be more than enough for you.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Stays almost long to long - could stick a tick longer and wider with the profile and the nosing.

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious part. Nice sherry whisky that just lacks a bit of complexity.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Deep sherry flavors, nutty, chocolatey, plums and raisins, furniture polish
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful start, of course a lot of sherry again, chocolatey, creamy, pleasant dryness, the 46% is just right, pleasant spice and heat
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet and sherry-heavy finish, slight bitterness combined with a nice creaminess, the raisins stay on the palate for a long time

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2007]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 75 Euro in May, 2007.

    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 87,5.  My notes state a bold and fruity sherry profile that is very quaffable.

  4. Timo scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    A great dram!
    • Nose
      The nose is very dominated by sherry. Oak barrel, fruity, some cognac.
    • Taste
      The taste is very good, but not complex. Sherry, dry, oak.
    • Finish
      The finish warming but short.


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