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Overall rating
88.31/100
votes
15
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Vintage
03.1974
Bottled
10.2014
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
DL 10432
Number of bottles
134
Strength
47.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Nov 2014 9:46 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 372,95

4 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1974 DL

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.31 points

  1. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Little glue but much stronger present raisin, macaroons, caramel and vanilla. Very pleasant smells that make me curious about the taste.
    • Taste
      Butterbabers, Wood and Pepper. The mouthfeel is quite greasy. The taste development is very gradual / subtle. Beautiful!
    • Finish
      Not too long soft aftertaste with a slight bitter tone.

  2. fgg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. fgg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nose: a bit of glue but much less than with the 73. Also here vanilla odor and some sweet fruit. In the distance some chocolate and some earthy scents. Wood.
    • Taste
      Soft and rich in taste. The taste contains clear wood tones. Chocolate can also be observed. Full and creamy with a bitter back.
    • Finish
      Rich, bitter finish

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Directly in the glass: Glue, but slightly less pronounced. 15min. in the glass: Little change seems to occur here 30 minutes in the glass: Here is also the trace of smoke inside. Just a coal fire, not peated. For the rest it is a bit sweet, but not very pronounced. 45min. In the glass: Not much development compared to 30 min. 1 hour in the glass: remained fairly stable.
    Taste: Directly in the glass: Relationships mild in terms of glue, bitter, many taninnes, light peppers. Here and there a sweet, but the bitter and the dry predominate. 15 minutes in the glass: Full of creamy sweet. But soon the taninnes come back. Here too, longer waiting is necessary. 30 minutes in the glass: Less bitter than after 15 minutes, but otherwise little change in taste. 45 minutes in the glass: Fine taste, creamy and sweet. But still those taninnes that keep coming. 1 hour in the glass: Similar to 45 min. Although the taninnes have decreased.

    Body: Smooth, but full
    Finish: Directly in the glass: Almost sugar water at first, then the wood collapses and it becomes more bitter. Overall a great aftertaste for a grain directly from the glass. 15 minutes in the glass: Creamy sweet, light trail even smelled. After that there is another bitterness and the sweet is again present. 30 minutes in the glass: The aftertaste starts to become beautiful. A lot of caramel and toffee and less and less taninnes and bitters. 45 minutes in the glass: More rounder and fuller than at 30 min. 60 min in the glass: Similar to 45 min.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Graintasting HWF 2018
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. LENINOSLO scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Still in Stock in Norway Price get uo to 3.700 nkr.

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: I do a quick price check [£223 Mar ’15] as this is Immediately up my street. Here’s a grain abound with heaps of varnished oak, earthiness, caramel, pepper & spices, celery bitters, pistachio and orange fudge ice-cream - the fruitiness becoming more apparent with sweet and rich clementines and raspberry sauce leading to a Tutti-fruity ice-cream nose which is now the order of the day, Moorish bourbon notes compliment the simple, sweet grain. Its one i can’t wait to taste.
    T: Thats very much a classic aged grain from an active bourbon cask giving the palate oodles of dry oak followed by a thick honey/caramel/varnish mouthful. Theres an impressive activeness to this whisky so it can take a few drops. Adding water brings out more fruits alongside a fresher oak but that means its an even dryer mouthful into the finish, Neat, its a simple unravel but requires some time in the mouth in order for it to do so.
    F: Bitter at first but then returning sweet again as the vanilla/treacle/toffee gets stuck in with the dry old wood alongside. There’s a see-saw jostling, bitter=sweet interplay from start to finish, both sides as stubborn as each other and giving no concessions.
    C: A marvellous nose not quite backed up by the rest, but for old grain fans its also something of a treat - as long as you like very dry oak and lots of it.

    Scores a B

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