- Single Grain
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- PB03 91/751 10:12L 1267
- Added on
- 16 May 2014 6:35 pm by Samhain
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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 10-year-old
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.73 points
- Chemical Coconut
We try a standard bottling from Invergordon, their 10 Year Old at 43%. Invergordon is the only grain distillery in Scotland that cannot be found in the Lowlands. I have tried some older Invergordon before (25, 42 and 48 years old), but never such a young one. The expectations are, to be honest, quite low.
The nose is fairly spirity and green, if you know what I mean. Reminds me a bit of candy sugar. Some coconut, but rather a chemical variety than the actual fruit. Gummi candy. It has a metallic side, as if it was poured from a can. A bit of gooseberries and some vanilla. Not very grand, I must say. On the contrary.
The arrival is rather watery and astringent. Ouch, it even turns bitter and sour from the very start. Very alcoholic. The vanilla and gooseberries return and are joined by some white pepper, quinine and aniseed, only to fall completely apart.
The finish is medium long, but sweet and sour, which is not very much to my liking.
Well, this is one of the least interesting single grains I have tried so far. Not worthy of your time. It clearly needs a lot more time to develop.
- 3cl miniature
N: Hints of synthetic coconut & candy sweets with E150a help to compliment the metallic young spirit. Not much more to smell here. Its very spirity
T: Yucky at first but mellowing to a mildly acceptable, chewy, caramel/waxy/industrial/generic development,….. which becomes yucky again,….. Adding water gives you soap in the mouth.
F: The industrial edge leads to a waxy, fine black pepper, light vanilla, aniseed=licourice sprinkle finish - which is not a bad finish considering whats gone before.
C: The finish [possibly] shows hope for the future, but its currently yucky.
N: Unfortunately smells like a young, ethanol led, industrial blend. Metallic spirit and hammy notes dominate with green fresh/sweet vanilla.
T: Not a great start. Aside from the spirit led industrial dominance there are some bitter/fresh chocolate notes for interest. With water, its better with fresh/sweet vanillas helping to alleviate the inevitable. Theres some chocolate, husky maltiness too
F: The husky, green vanilla, chocolate notes do make a good attempt to override the industrial tones but the spirit led metallic simplicity can’t be conquered. Quick and predictable light grain ethanol finish
C: This does improve with water and time but theres no getting away from its immature, spirit nature. A grain best left well alone.