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Overall rating
83.38/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2013
Calculated age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butts
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Bottle code
AC/JIID
Barcode
5020613044975
Added on
14 Jan 2014 9:42 pm by guerriero82
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55,61

2 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1998 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.38 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Malty with leather & raisins, subtle oily farm notes, wax coats, heathery-hay and shortbread.
    T: A soft-sharp yet instantly delicious arrival. There’s a suspension,……… before it releases into the finish, joined by some smoked-malty notes. This is really good.
    F: The deliciousness continues to flood into a good length finish on clean, dryish sherry.
    C: Lovely Inchgower, lovely whisky. The sherry which isn’t heavy has much to say, but the distillate is never lost. A great buy Heidi, stupidly low priced, all good for us.

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Bargin @ van Wees Holland. Beautifull legs by the way!
    • Nose
      Forest fruits, citrus, almond paste and brown spices cookies - speculaas. Strawberries (yes, again the Inchgower signature for me), creamy fruits, some liquorice, mint, also sulpher, cooked peas, some raisins and creamy - advocaat. Chocolate, iron and apple sauce.
    • Taste
      Some pepper, chocolate, floral tones and some grape fruits. Again liquorice, some sulpher and later fruits and syrup. Cooking pears, potpourri, tea, spices like a Indian curry and some cotton candy.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with fruits - pear, exotic fruits, vanilla and white pepper.

      Overall very complex, sweet and a raw edge with the sulpher.

  3. Portfolioman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    interesting whisky with a slight sherry note and quite pronounced oak tones
    • Nose
      some alcohol at the beginning, then slight sweetness, distinct sherry notes develop, pronounced oak
    • Taste
      spicy-strong, while oily-creamy,
      first light sherry sweetness, then peppery pungency, slightly dry to metallic, prominent oak
    • Finish
      peppery, warm, oak note very pronounced, astringent

  4. Roland7 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Banana, orange, fresh wood, honey, bread crust, caramel, nuts, machine oil, a little smoke. Rezkovat, it seems quite young.

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Enough interesting melt, a successful alloy of the grassy base of Inchgover with a soft and enveloping sherry sherry, very harmonious, easy and refreshing.
    • Nose
      Open, thick, dry medicinal herbs, dust, old wooden furniture, lacquer, stain, carpentry glue, raisins, homemade pastille, leaves, window putty, dusty dried apricots, sliced ​​green bulgarian pepper, daikon, mold.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, raisins and dried fruits, a little pepper, dried mushrooms, mold, burnt rusks, kvass, plastic notes
    • Finish
      Fresh, sherry, kvass, beer bitterness, cola, dried fruits, herbal shades.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Kiwi, malt, apple, vanilla and almond. Whiffs of honey and radish.
    • Taste
      Almond, spice, tobacco. A little honey and smoke.
    • Finish
      Almond, peanut, chestnut, tobacco and cocoa.

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apples, citrus, herbs, mint
    • Taste
      Sherry, nutty, chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, nutty

  10. bennythemonster scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Inchgower 1998 - 2013, approx. 15 years, 46% alc., Refill Sherry Butt
    Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisserus Choice Series
    (Speyside, Scotland)

    Inchgower is the main ingredient in "Bell's Blend", single malt is mostly found by independent bottlers like Gordon & MacPhail. The most famous bottling is probably the 14-year-old from the series "Flora & Fauna". ...

    Nose: Sherry, immediately but not intrusive. Sultanas and apples. Then there are dark green limes. Unfortunately, he is not much deeper.

    Palate: Spicy and sweet, but without the expected fruit. The oak is already quite noticeable. At the end chocolate and cappuccino.

    Finish: Surprising. Only gently, then swells and says goodbye with spicy oak notes.

    Conclusion: Many nuances, so I can not quite judge him yet. The nose is somewhat flat, palate and finish know to surprise. If you did not have Inchgower in your glass, you should take a look at this bottling.

    83/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 50 €) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

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