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Overall rating
87.88/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
10.12.1980
Bottled
12.2013
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 13069
Number of bottles
189
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
10 years Whisky-Distilleries.info
Added on
23 Jan 2014 9:29 pm by MaltMartin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165,00

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1980 MoS

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.88 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, this is quite strange... but i love it:
    on the nose: christmas pudding, sulphury, lots of layers and an offnote, a pleasant one i cannot place directly... i would call it... green asparagus right from the ground.
    the body is really wood driven and has a drying mouthfeel. The finish is very very long, coating the mouth and finishing nice and dry.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is an old school and no-nonsense whisky, not as engineered as you find them these days. It's quite ballsy without water, with water it behaves better...
    • Nose
      90 90
      This is an oldfashioned great sherry nose with plenty of gunpowder, black tea, minerals, leaves and earth. Next to this, there is ginger bread, orange zest, and plenty of (dry) wood. Great stuff, much better than many of the engineered ex-sherry noses that are dumped on the market nowadays.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Bone dry and earthy, with lots of power for a 33 yo whisky. The gunpowder and ginger powder dominate, followed by salted peanuts, orange zest, cappucino and wood. WIth water, it gets friendlier, with more room for dried fruit (sultana, date).
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and a tad hot (spicy). Nutmeg, pepper, ginger, and clove dominate... Then there is dried fruit, orange zest, wood, cappucino and peanut.

  3. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Varnish, cola, vermouth, christmas cake and resin. Very balanced and crispy.
    • Taste
      Quite some wood, pleasantly bitter and drying. Resin, caramel, almond (a la Inchgower). Mouth coating. Very fresh and sappy, bitter notes. Spring leaves, the light green ones. With water: softer, and spicier. Nutmeg and more oaky notes.
    • Finish
      Quite long for a whisky of this age.

  4. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. guerriero82 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. The Macallan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very nice sherry version
    • Nose
      Sherry sulphury notes, rich and meaty (some water might dissolve some sulphur)
    • Taste
      Druiy, rich in fruit, full and Christmascake
    • Finish
      Warm, rich with woodspices

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Inchgower 33 yo 1980/2013 (52.6%, Malts of Scotland for W-D info, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 13069, 189 bottles)
    This one was bottled exclusively for my friends at the ‘French forum’,
    that is to say whisky-distilleries.info and its webmaster the very
    excellent Jean-Marie Putz. Colour: dark amber. Nose: it’s true that the
    sherry and the gunpowder that comes with this type of cask are filtering
    out a part of the fruitiness that was to be found in the 1982s, but on
    the other hand, they dance well together. All that means more cigars,
    leaves, cured ham, damp earth and just hints of truffle oil. With water:
    it became very tertiary, between a very old balsamic vinegar and a
    high-end sangria (perhaps.) Mouth (neat): the zesty fruits are having
    the upper hand this time, and that fruitiness is rather unusual, that is
    to say more tropical, so to speak. Tamarind, cranberries, overripe
    papayas… Fun palate, very faintly sour, not unlike some eaux-de-vie.
    Also the obligatory raisins. With water: works a treat. It became
    smoother, with more fresh fruits, raisins, dates… and a drop of sangria.
    Olé! (oh come on, S.!) Finish: of medium length, very fruity, fresher
    than expected. A lovely aftertaste on ripe peaches. Comments: loved the
    ripe peaches. This baby loves water, which isn’t always the case with
    heavily sherried whiskies. SGP:651 - 87 points.

    Whiskyfun.com

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