Invergordon 1988 WD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Bottling serie
The Nose Art
Stated Age
27 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 sep 2015 7:57 pm by fradin11
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

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Whisky reviews for Invergordon 1988 WD

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.86 points.

  1. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Creamy, vanilla, coconut, plums, apricots, white chocolate
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, coconut, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, spicy (ginger, cinnamon)
    • Finish
      Medium long, oaky, ginger

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An appetising single grain whisky, with good length and complexity.
    Well matured and well selected. The delicate vanilla note on the nose
    does pleasantly echo on the palate, with a good balance of oak and
    spice. A savoury experience, especially when giving the grain whisky
    some time to develop its full aroma. Well done!

    I thank Whisky-Doris (Versandhandel Doris Debbeler) for the sample!
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with loads of vanilla - custard and ice cream,
      complemented by lingering coconut and white chocolate. A touch of citrus
      emerges with a whiff of oak and gentle spice behind. Rather complex and
      very delicate.
    • Taste
      Very smooth at the beginning with lots of lingering vanilla and a slight
      citric note. This is followed by a significant amount of oak, subtle
      cinnamon and German Lebkuchen spice. Very warm indeed with delicate
      roasted nuts, dark honey and prickling oak towards the finish. Pleasant
      and vibrant.
    • Finish
      Long and deliciously sweet with vanilla and some dark fruit, maybe plum.
      Gets a bit dry on the tail with oak, ginger spice, and black pepper.
      Vibrant and mouth-coating.

      WITH WATER: The delicate vanilla flavour
      significantly decreases on the nose with a slightly bitter touch of
      citrus and oak spice coming through. Water tames the warm spiciness on
      the tongue bringing a creamy sweetness of delicate vanilla and coconut
      with winterly spice to the fore. The finish is medium long and warm with
      prickling oak and a warm touch of pepper on the tongue.

  4. Remko scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Quote - december 4, 2015:

    Invergordon 1988/2015 ‘The Nose Art’ (47.4%, Whisky-Doris, bourbon hogshead, cask #8096, 141 bottles) We’ve had some good Invergordon. As for the label, not sure about which one I like best, the Cally’s or this sexier one… Colour: pale gold. Nose: yeah, I had thought Invergordon would be fatter. In this case that means more white chocolate, custard, fudge, millionaire shortbread, vanilla cake, kugelhopf… And all that. Perhaps even croissants bought around 6am in Paris, according to the label… Mouth: the oak roars a bit, but there’s a funny feeling of Chinese dim-sum, with all these superb sauces they have, then roasted nuts and stout beer. A lot of chocolate as well, malt extracts (I know that’s surprising), and perhaps a little strong chestnut honey. I’m a sucker for chestnut honey, if you’ve never tried that, please do. Finish: long, and even more Chinese. Chocolate and this stunning sauce they serve with Peking duck, made with plums and I don’t-know-what-else. Only the aftertaste is a little more problematic, with some gingery oak that’s a little too much for me. Comments: certainly one of the better grain whiskies. Very well selected, Whisky-Doris! A little less sure about the label, but indeed we all need more fun in our lives.SGP:650 - 86 points.

  5. joep scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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


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