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Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Advance Sample for the Old Malt Cask
Vintage
10.1999
Bottled
07.2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DL 8793
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Added on
06 Jun 2014 9:10 am by hnorjordet
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 1999 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/bottle-polishing-single-casks/

    Advance sample bottle #3

    N: Sunkist popcorn>mellow corn=rum, some butterscotch, slightly burned toffee,.. Theres a Glenlivet-ness [thinking Nadurra], yet on second thoughts it’s leaning more towards Glenmorangie Nectar D’or - mirroring that Sauternes-sweet honeyed maltiness with apples, hints of pineapples and a touch of coconut dunnage [dry>moist earth].
    T: Whilst mildly astringent/stalwart [Mannochmore-esque], its never ever harsh or inoffensive. It’s a bit of a softy underneath, yet too much water can rile it. Play around with water with good/different results. Development: delicious malty raisins, a hint of Espresso Martini for sure and rum too [much like the Drumlanrig cask #8822 WB coming up]. The drier oak notes come later, equally as desirable. A good and tasty cask. 
    F: More raisins and much of what’s gone before. Becomes a touch tannic & metallic [Glenkinchie 12yo was the last time i experienced this particular vibe], with a touch [more] prickly>fizzy peppery>chilli sprinkles, though water really dispels this issue. There’s a sherried rubbery=putty=raisin conclusion.
    C: I’ve enjoy these ‘Advance Sample’ bottles immensely, with sadly only 1 of 4 left. Neither cask nor spirit are easy companions and yet despite their individual awkwardnesses, they make for a very decent union.Scores a B[-]

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: For starters: peppered toffee, spiced chilli malt, fluffy malt pancakes, mineral citrus, yeasty fudge, wild watercress, violets and WD40. After a while the main profile on the nose is: chocolate, caramel fudge with an underlying fruity dankness. Im loving that cask.
    T: Theres a sharp spirit hit that likes water. With water added, the arrival moves swiftly to a dark but sweet chocolate sherry liqueur - concentrated red berry fruits, cardamon and cumin spices, liquorice malt fudge, butter pancakes, chocolate sponge cake, vanilla and raisin ‘Tracker’ bars, fruity wood oils...... ...[copious ‘dad noises’ from this point onwards]...……
    F: Coffee creams, Matchmakers [choc mint sticks] with waxy liquorice turning to a dried fennel & aniseed waxiness with some bitter wood notes. The malt is intact till the end, as too is the spirit over the cask. Lots of abv here so water is recommended, it really brings the cask and the sherry influence to life. Chocolate, caramel fudge with a mustiness conclude. Maybe this cask got stored in the Dunnage warehouse? After the huge freshness from liquorice to fennel its really porridgy at the death 
    C: Another utterly moorish Inchgower, thats 4 out of 4 now with all of them sharing a similar character im [rightly or wrongly] now identifying as the Inchgower' signatory' profile. This bottle is the most concise presentation of the four and has more in common with the James MacArthur bottling WB with regards to that rich, dense tincture like malt fruitiness on the palate. Theres only one thing about this bottling i don’t like - its size.

    Scores an A-
    Final dram of this wee bottle:
    N: The nose is all about sweet fudgy malt along with banana & pear yeast [if there was such a thing], sweetened apples, pork scratchings, fruity sweaty socks, oh yeah, creamy vanilla & lime clotted ice-cream…. bring it on.
    T: Sweet, honeyed, vanilla with thick lozenge fruits becoming tincture like in the body before the cereal malt notes stream through.
    F: Stale biscuits and toffee malt concludes.
    C: its not overly challenging nor clever but It is certainly one of the most enjoyable malts, so much so ill definitely be buying another few 20cl’s immediately.

    Scores a B[+] [88]

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