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Inchmurrin 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.46/100
votes
207
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Island Collection
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon, Refill & Re-charred Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L2/253/15
Barcode
5016840155218
Added on
04 Oct 2015 3:29 pm by Erik Elixir
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42.81

17 × in wishlist

207 × member ratings

319 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchmurrin 12-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.46 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I like, neat, tasty, not arbitrary, with 35-40 € in the green area, good standard bottling. The new owners seem to be quite competent and make the existing material quite tasty bottlings, significant increase to earlier.
    • Nose
      delicious fruity-sweet, first green apple, then canned peach, raspberry, sugary, almost candy-like (but not artificially), to a subtle aromatic hay / herbal note, really good (no vanilla-cereal-malt-boring, how to maybe would fruit)
    • Taste
      sweet, milk chocolate, toffee, a spoonful of peach jam, a pinch of pepper, a drop of cough syrup / herbal liqueur ... pretty tasty, without being boring
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, slightly peppery with some burnt chocolate cake

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I just did a private tour of Loch Lomond distillery, one of the very last sites I have not been in the stillhouse so far.  The tour was done very professionally by Ibon and clarified a lot of my questions about this fascinating distillery that produces so many different styles of whisky under one roof.  So this is a good reason to do some reviews of their current product range.

    Inchmurrin is the unpeated malt whisky that is distilled in the very special Lomond style stills (they call it the Inchmurrin stills, of course) at Loch Lomond distillery.  In their necks 17 different copper plates are installed at various positions that allow different cut-off points during distillation.  For the production of this Inchmurrin malt they cut-off once at traditional 63-68% for a more fruity and oily spirit as well as at unusual 83-85% for a more grassy, peppery and floral distillate.

    The nose is exactly this combination of fruity (green apples, peaches) and grassy (summer floral) aromas imbedded in a sweet and light wooden structure.  The mouthfeel is slightly peppery and a little adstringent (cold ashes, not unpleasant).  On the palate a barley sugary and fruity profile developes with some nutty and spicy notes.  The finish is of medium length, sweet and not drying at all.  An easy-to-drink dram without noticeable off-notes that (in my view) substantially improved compared with earlier releases.  Surprisingly good for such a standard edition...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    - a solid good 12 year old single malt,
    - still one of the "weaker" 12 year old bottlings, but definitely better than the older bottlings from Loch Lomond in metal cans
    - Price a little too high for the quality shown
    • Nose
      fresh, spicy, honey, green apple
    • Taste
      soft, mild, fruity appearance, spicy, angular, distinctive but really drinkable
    • Finish
      medium-long strong finish, short aftertaste with oak taste

  4. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Better than in memory, a malt with the aim of being too fruity as possible. He succeeded. I like it better than Loch Lomond 12.
    • Nose
      super fruity, light fruits, grapes, peach, lime, maybe some vanilla, hardly any oak. But beautiful extremely fruity nose
    • Taste
      here, too, drier than expected, dextrose, the fruity notes are clear, the oak is also there, simple and fruity.
    • Finish
      Becoming drier, a little honey joins the fruit, the oak is slightly astringent.

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. craide scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    not very voluminous and full in taste. Sweet, fruity and slightly spicy. He transports the fruit notes well. Something is coming over. Easy and good drinkable. The departure is much too short and not very exciting.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. LeChiffre scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Overall, very tasty and quite exciting in the nose and mouth. The spicy-spicy note in the mouth with the pronounced tannin note is a bit too dominant for me and darkens the taste experience a bit. OK for the price, but the sample is enough for me.
    • Nose
      83 83
      sweet and spicy; ripe fruits; Apple; oranges; Citrus flavors; slight hay / herbal note
    • Taste
      81 81
      fruity; spicy; tender chocolate; slightly nutty; in addition a pronounced spicy oak flavors (slightly spicy, tannins, young wood)
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium; some pepper; sparkling-spicy oak; a bit nutty;

  9. robbiemast scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Romansen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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