Overall rating
80.54/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB70597
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & Company (G&C)
Bottling serie
The Pearls of Scotland
Vintage
04.1997
Bottled
05.2015
Casknumber
105
Number of bottles
325
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 jul 2015 2:08 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.50

2 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Invergordon 1997 G&C

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.54 points.

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    Quick review, small WB sample bottle.
    18YO is still quite young for a grain.
    This got cask strength going for it, or maybe it would have been better to share some of the ABV with the angels for a few more years.
    • Nose
      81 81
      The Invergordon profile is there, but the relative young age (for a grain) is noticeable in a lack of depth and richness.
      Vanilla shortbread, chocolate cream, sour apple, tiny citric zest.
      Water seems to bring out more fruit and sweetness.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Quite spicy arrival... and going up from there.
      Not too hot to drink neat, but since everything else is over powered it make it feel unbalanced.
      Water calms it down nicely, but leaves you with a generic young grain without much personality to present.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short, or with the dominating spice fading quickly at least it feels very short.
      Here as well it seems to improve with water. It feels longer, but brings nothing new.

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  3. mikesven scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Good value for money, but the nose is a lot better than the palate
    • Nose
      fruity, warm pineapple, fresh Granny Smith apples, pear and banana. Without water have to be a bit careful for the alcohol. Lemon pepper, uncooked/set custards. The green apple is strong and really takes the lead as it sits in the glass.
    • Taste
      very nice, “soft” mouth texture. vanilla custard and oaks very noticeable at first. Quite deceiving based on the nose, a lot of fruits especially the apple are not present. Fried banana. Pepper. Raw honey. Very sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium length finish that carryons over the fried banana flavours but with a bit of cayenne pepper.

  4. tuutuutuut scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. DramJammin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Squinugie scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Guntis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The whiskey promises fruity and sweetness in the nose (although not very convincing smell), but in the taste it stays far behind, a peppery taste takes over. The addition of some water reduces the sharpness, but does not really bring out the other flavors.
    The finish is reasonably short and considerably less peppery.
    All in all a not very convincing dram considering his age and price. It is certainly not bad, but expected something more.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The fresh, fruity and sweetness of the fragrance barely comes back in the taste, because there is a peppery sharpness. With the addition of water, the sharpness disappears, but it does not really bring back the other taste.
    The finish is on the short side, in which the pepperiness is now much less pronounced, and what honey comes through.
    • Nose
      fruity and sweet, banana, vanilla, fresh, chocolate, cake
    • Taste
      Firm and peppery, with some more banana, honey, vanilla
    • Finish
      Reasonably short, dry, spicy, slightly peppery, and some honey-like sweetness

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