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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1988 WD
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 points
Creamy, vanilla, coconut, plums, apricots, white chocolate
Oily, sweet, coconut, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, spicy (ginger, cinnamon)
Medium long, oaky, ginger
- 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!
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 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
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.
- Quote Whiskyfun.com - 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.