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Inchmurrin 18-year-old

Overall rating 43 votes 83.51

2 × in wishlist

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 20
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 20

Tastingtags

3 Notes

Corso_theRed
Expert Junior Corso_theRed Tasting note
15 Oct 2017 12:00 pm
Corso_theRed gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Resinous and sweet, ground bark and sap. Raspberries, oranges and peppermint, followed by associations of musty cocoa powder. This is full of oak! Although balanced nicely by bright and vibrant fruit notes.

Taste

Juicy forest fruit, sweet and tannic – imagine artificial sweetener. Very tame on the alcohol – quaffable stuff indeed. Chocolaty, tannic, and – oddly enough – caramelized cucumber.

Finish

Medium. White and red fruits, as well as milk chocolate.

Comments

Exciting nose, beautiful palate. What’s not to like? Never cared too much for either Loch Lomond, Inchmurrin or their various other series. This intrigued me enough to pursue their expressions further – particularly their single casks. 

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
13 May 2017 9:36 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points
[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 sweet, fruity and mellow.  And nicely balanced, I like that.  It arrives in the mouth warming and a little peppery, but unfortunately no coating feeling takes place.  The palate is of a sweet and nutty profile that turns later into grassy and spicy notes.  Some hints of bitter chocolate too, and it gets a little drying (cold ashes).  The finish is of medium length and sweet, but gets slightly bitter in the end (not unpleasantly).  Easy to drink stuff at an okayish price...
Weighted Rate
84.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
84
There is no accounting for taste...
martinni
Expert Senior martinni Review note
16 Apr 2016 11:53 pm
martinni gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.5
Nose
82
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
83
Price
84
Presentation
83
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