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Overall rating
84.94/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Kintra Whisky (KiW)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Collection
Vintage
05.1990
Bottled
10.2013
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
6746
Number of bottles
108
Strength
48.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Feb 2014 3:18 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104,95

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36 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1990 KiW

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.94 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] A quick review of a small sample...

    ...which is another perfect example of the IB's desperate search of acceptable casks that they can release. Increasingly hard to find most attempts are bound to fail like this one - as the owners sell sub-standard casks to IB's only these days. This one was completely inactive over the 23 years (or in other words: exhausted, depleted or leached) and did not support the maturation process of the spirit in any way. The result is a simple and unimpressive "flawless" dram - yes, it is drinkable but why should I?
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is white wine and the nose offers what can be expected from such a pale colour after 23 years of maturation: The profile of an exhausted cask with mainly barley sugars and some shy floral aromas. Very light and simple, but not flawed.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is malty-sugary sweet with some grassy-autumn floral flavours, again quite simple. Later some nutty notes appear that are highly welcomed to enrich the profile a litte bit, at least. This is exactly how all leached casks taste, why did they not do a finishing in an active cask (e.g., wine or 1st fill bourbon)?
    • Finish
      81 81
      The initial mouthfeel is thin and not impressive either. The finish is short and adds no new impressions. Water releases no new aromas in the nose (if nothing is there what could be released?) and leaves the taste unchanged - so it does not matter if you add water or not...

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Strange profile with a dough-like maltiness, leaves, candle wax, apple and spice. Tasted at a festival, hence no extensive tasting notes.

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    the color is a bit green...
    Kintra tasting with Whiskyclub Spakenburg
    • Nose
      nettle, tea, creamy, fudge, orange, a bit sharp, aniseed and pear
    • Taste
      citrus - lemon and lime, vanilla and custard
    • Finish
      vanilla, dates, spices, pepper and sweet lemonade

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Light unobtrusive light, sensations younger than their 23 years, rich and deep scent, but the taste / aftertaste is rather poor and straightforward.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fresh, herbaceous with an admixture of slightly dried hay, medical notes - vitamins, sweet-coated tablets, light flower-honey tones, a little lemon zest, freshly cut green apple skin, fresh shortbread cookies, a little malt and ripe grain in the background.
    • Taste
      Air, grass-oak with a light pepper wave, lemon in tea, medicinal herbs, potion.
    • Finish
      Dry, slightly astringent, oak, light grassy bitterness, juicy greens, lemon rind.

  5. rottendon scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Neat malt, very tasty.
    • Nose
      Very shy, unripe pears, a few sour cucumbers, vanilla and vitamin C candies.
    • Taste
      Nice mix of sweet honey and fresh herbs, well interwoven.
    • Finish
      Medium length, focus on the herbs with some sugar water and an idea menthol.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Light and fresh but a good one.
    • Nose
      White fruits, mainly pear, smells a little like lemon meringue, fresh whipped cream, touch of vanilla and malted milk biscuits.
    • Taste
      Very creamy and sweet at first but its also quite chewy with it. Reminds me of some bourbon cask young Clynelish. Sugared  almonds, pastries.
    • Finish
      Not too long but it is pleasantly sweet.

  8. addyhd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Post stamp glue, interesting .

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