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Inchmurrin 18-year-old

Overall rating
83.47/100
votes
157
Whiskybase ID
72658
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Island Collection
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon, Refill & Re-charred Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5016840157212
Added on
04 Oct 2015 3:32 pm by Erik Elixir
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 69.72

15 × in wishlist

157 × member ratings

199 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchmurrin 18-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.47 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I personally don’t get the low average scores that many Loch Lomond bottlings receive. And this is no exception. That being said; please keep scoring this distillery low or average, so that I can enjoy their very well matured whiskies with unique and own character, for even more reasonable and affordable prices.
    • Nose
      This is a very pleasant nose. Sweet and sour. Very wel balanced. Immediately the unique and extraordinary fruity character of Inchmurrin reveals. Loads of fresh citrusfruits like lychees and orangepeel. Also fresh tropical fruit like mango. Karamel, oakwood and ginger complete the nose. AirTime makes it even better. If I had to say one thing I’d say that the alcohol integration could have been a bit better. It is still quite prominent.
    • Taste
      Very, very gentle arrival. Due to great balance this is a real treat for the palate. Silky, sweet and sour. Forest fruit, tropical fruit, mango tea.
    • Finish
      Long. Forest fruits, tropical fruits, dried oak and sawdust. There is a pleasant musty/dusty layer that continues to accompany the finish. Something I like very much. Old style whisky.

      I have to say, when I had to choose between Inchmurrin 12 and 18, first I would have picked the 12yo since it is such a complete, complex dram for a very affordable price. Now I’ve tasted this 18yo with comfort, I have to admit I don’t want to choose anymore and would just buy both. Since I have the 12yo already, there is only one thing left to do: order this one :)

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nasally, this malt is still relatively interesting, if a bit strange ;-)
    The taste of this malt reminds me of a German whisky thanks to the dominant wet grain note. I don't want to bad-mouth this bottling, but it didn't suit my taste ...

    22/21/21/22 (86 P)

    Thanks for the experience, but the malt really wasn't as bad as you might think!
    • Nose
      Light amber shines in the glass, an indefinable fruit note arises from the Premium Snifter. Furniture polish? Fermented fruits? Sweet and oddly strange, but not bad in terms of basic character ... Cereal notes? Malt? Somehow it smells of cereal grains swollen in water ... A slight glue note is released, a hint of vanilla, hardly any fruit flavors ... Nasal I would almost guess a German whisky.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows mildly with a harsh grain note on the tongue. Tart fruit and wood aromas stick to the palate, the second sip appears pale and reserved. To be honest, I can't get anything from this malt, it lacks expression and character. Zest and orange and lemon peel, again cereals swollen in water come to my mind. There is minimal sharpness, with slightly tart wood tones it is then already in the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Slightly tart, malty, minimally dark fruit and light citrus zest. Of course, the grain notes so often mentioned come into play again ...

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Inchmurrin 18-year-old
    Distillery: Loch Lomond
    Bottling serie: Island Collection
    Casktype: Bourbon, Refill & Re-charred Casks
    Strength: 46.0% Vol
    Room temperature when tasting: 25℃

    Eyes: Deep gold and smell. Nose: Cream cake, vanilla, orange, active jackfruit, mango peel, a little ginger, oak and floral fragrance, bibab bubble gum, slightly alcoholic, harmonious smell, and a little new make
    Taste Palate: sweet and sour fruits, kumquats, orange petals, oranges, vanilla cake, red grapefruit, a little kiwi, bitter bottom is more obvious, oak fragrant ending. Finish: long, scented tea, fresh cream, lime horn, Bitter base, wood body: medium, thick, medium oily

    Nose: 85.5/100
    Palate: 85.5/100
    Finish: 85/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 85.5/100
    Overall: A very good wine. Except for the bitter base, which is a bit heavy, the rest of the wine is good, and the wine is relatively solid. The impression of Roman Hu is much better.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I personally don’t get the low average scores that many Loch Lomond bottlings receive. And this is no exception. That being said; please keep scoring this distillery low or average, so that I can enjoy well their matured whiskies with unique and own character, for even more reasonable and affordable prices.
    • Nose
      This is a very pleasant nose. Sweet and sour. Very wel balanced. Immediately the unique and extraordinary fruity character of Inchmurrin reveals. Loads of fresh citrusfruits like lychees and orangepeel. Also fresh tropical fruit like mango. Karamel, oakwood and ginger complete the nose. AirTime makes it even better. One point of
    • Taste
      Very, very gentle arrival. Due to great balance this is a real treat for the palate. Silky, sweet and sour. Forest fruit, tropical fruit, mango tea.
    • Finish
      Long and intense. Forest fruits, tropical fruits dried oak and sawdust. There is a pleasant musty/dusty layer that continues to accompany the finish. Something I like very much. Old style whisky.

      I have to say, when I had to choose between Inchmurrin 12 and 18, first I would have picked the 12yo since it is such a complete, complex dram for a very affordable price. Now I’ve tasted this 18yo with comfort, I have to admit I don’t want to choose anymore and would just buy both. Since I have the 12yo already, there is only one thing left to do: order this one :)

  5. Ficelli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. dapoinbua scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    not a long while ago i had the loch lomond 18y standard bottling vs a 21y cadenhead loch lomond and liked both of them. surprisingly the 18y standard bottling was far better than the cadenhead expression. therefore i had high expectations for this coming from the same distillery.

    ...and i was not disappointed:) sometimes you take a nose of a whisky and you know it is something completely different. no typical vanilla and fruit custard, or peaty stuff with sherry. no. this is something different.

    this thing is unbelievable. if you are into this sulphury craigellachie thing, this is a must have. very high level of complexity. edgy tar notes combines with fruity sweetness and spices. this is a top notch dram. considering the price the bang for buck is also great. after this sample i think i should get a bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
      grainy and heavy, very intense. the loch lomond character is there. anisseed, licorice, acetic acid, solvent sweetness with dried black tea. tar notes with stinging. odd but very interesting. distinct character. some honey maybe? sulphur.
    • Taste
      93 93
      wow, this is very fruity and sweet compared to the nose. round sweetness edged with some weird tar notes. love it. loaded with waxy notes and spices. this is amazing. i think it is even better than the loch lomond 18y.
    • Finish
      92 92
      very edgy finish, middle long. figs and oak with some metallic ending, but not this young metallic thing you sometimes get from underaged malts.

  7. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Basically LL18 in the nose. In the mouth with a little more vanilla, sweeter and not so funny. still not great ...

  8. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-22-2020 at a blind tasting with Whisky Jason.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good whisky made by Loch Lomond. Not a whisky which will suit everyone. If you like their style (and I do) this is a good one to drink as a daily dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A very full flavoured nose. Quite some unique notes. This is Loch Lomond as it should be. Raw, earthy and not for beginners.
      Behind all this there are apples and pears. Some more exotic canned fruits can be found too. And a little touch of citrus. But after a while some more bourbon notes as caramel and vanilla come in.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full bodied. Sweet and sour arrival. Hint of sugar, some spices, quite some fruitiness again. Orchard fruits. Ripe melon. Again with some time and air it gives more bourbon matured notes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long length. A tad bitter though.
      Loads of bourbon vanilla and ice cream. A little fruitiness is in the background.

  10. KonstUA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 21, finish 20, balance 21

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