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.
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.
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 :)