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Overall rating
85.80/100
votes
8
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Riverstown (RT)
Vintage
10.1984
Bottled
08.2015
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Butt
Casknumber
2015-44
Number of bottles
276
Strength
64.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055030613527
Added on
07 Nov 2015 4:29 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 134.87

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1984 RT

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I uncorked this bottle about 2 weeks ago and wrote down the following Spartan impressions: "Slightly musty and rotten in the nose, the sweetness of the Grain comes out timidly in the taste." Initially, the alcohol is perfectly integrated, in the second moment voluminous and powerful to taste. " At today's tasting I found an extreme sulfur note in the form of muff and moder for me which in my opinion was not so extreme immediately after uncorking. By and large, this grain is more of the darker kind, I miss in this bottling the "Grainsüße" and the fruity components. Today I am a little disappointed, let's see how the matter with the sulfur develops in the near future ...

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Oily "legs" stick to the glass wall of my premium sniffer, earthy, a combination of musty mildew and sweetness comes to light. The nose is initially extremely musty and musty, earth tones dominate while sulfur is slowly rising. Wet leather and abrasion of dried orange peel ends in sulfurized raisins and dried fruits, with a slightly malty note in the background. From time to time, the typical Grainsweet flashing through the dark and decayed notes, vanilla and a hint of Vollmichschokolade penetrates the dull earth tones. Again and again the flavors change, at the moment there are minimal controversial glue notes and caramel ...
    • Taste
      At the first sip the voluminous high alcohol content unfolds in combination with dark earth tones and musty sulfur on the tongue. Chubby warmth floods the palate, from wood sharpness dissolve white pepper and a pinch of salt. Tart wood tones stick to the palate, dark and old walnuts are added, espresso and dark dark chocolate emit their slightly bitter and astringent aroma. Dark orange and apricot flavors are in the background, on the tip of the tongue slowly develop fresh menthol and hints of citrus fruits. Unripe grapefruit stick on the palate before slowly show again sweet and malty components. More and more sweetness, vanilla, caramel, malt and dried berries and grapes come into their own. With a wonderfully intense walnut flavor, the Invergordon gradually transpires.
    • Finish
      Chubby warm, the dark fruit and woody notes rest long on the palate, the malty and earthy notes return, unfortunately, the musty sulfur flavor. With caramel, milk chocolate and slightly tart fruity aromas, the aftertaste sounds like a felt eternity.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    -Blind tasting-
    It cannot be blindly identified as a single grain, nor is the 64.3% ABV noticeable. Fascinating. You could have guessed a sherry bunna around 52% ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Here we first descend into the cellar and see what has survived from the canned fruit of the past few years: must and must, damp cellar, scruffy wooden shelves. Even after standing for a while, it holds these notes brilliantly, perhaps adding a little pickled cherries (morello cherries) on top. Hazelnuts, almonds, dark chocolate, coffee powder, pepper.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dry and really strong start, in which the cellar aromas that are already familiar from the nose continue seamlessly, but are then softened somewhat by dried figs and raisins. But it cannot be denied that the barrel had a significant influence on the whiskey here. Dark chocolate, espresso beans, juniper berries, pepper, cloves, allspice.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, dry, goodbye musty, spicy, sweet-fruity.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I am positively surprised, I like that nice dirty note that sulfur brings with it, plus nice acidity, grainy sweetness and spicy oak, what more could you want.
    • Nose
      the first thing you get is grainy sweetness, then comes spice, light roasted aromas, hanutake biscuits, sour, also creamy, the typical grain notes from the beginning have moved into the background, vanilla, dark chocolate, apple rings, but not quite as sweet, but already so the slightly sour and artificial apple, oak, some leather, currants, very complex and the 64% are not disturbing
    • Taste
      directly the sweet grain, very sweet in the beginning, vanilla, creamy, nut, apple, roasted aromas, also sulfur, I like it, also currant, nice dry acidity, intense, alcohol also well integrated in the mouth
    • Finish
      Apple, here a lot of chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted aromas, slightly dirty, also with sulfur, sour on the palate, warming, nut

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Very musky initially, like a pile of potpourri.

      After time, the oils stick everywhere, immensely oily protruding the nostrils. Light sulfur similar to those found in Laphroaig, medicinal, yes as well. Chinese hammer medicinal oil.

      Sweet herbal and green like grain scents. Freshly cut grass and morning dew drops in a rainforest.

      Little bit of milk chocolate, coffee influence is slightly evident.

      Sourdough bread, ham, cheese, blackberry jam.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Initial start is dry. Either add a drop of water or leave in open for 10 mins.

      Dark chocolate now? From that light milk chocolate, what even. Slightly bitter and nutty (Almonds and butter nut).

      Citrus explosion behind all that, mandarin oranges and kumquat. The sensation is rather burning, an influx of vitamin C. Brightly shined, bold and immersive.
      Minty fresh, mentholatum like feels. Spearmint. A dash of pepper and salt to the mix.

      Minerals are very expressive in the mids, like sulphites and sodium.
      Long vanilla throughout all of that, goes on and on. Extremely creamy, best put a drop of water.

      Ginseng root, angelica sinesis and a bunch of soil.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, ashy and earthy. Its like having a mouthfull of soil, herbs, burnt peat and compost...but in a good way.

  5. Ostfriese scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I like it a lot for a grain. He is strong with intense aromas. A little water does not hurt him and he opens a little more.
    • Nose
      Sweet and elegant. First is Old leather in the foreground, followed by vanilla, malt, oranges and creme brulee. It is followed by earthy notes and the appearance of light smoke. In the background is a very fine adhesive note that fits wonderfully into the flavors and barely noticeable.
    • Taste
      A good start, creamy and earthy. This is followed by oranges, cocoa and roasted aromas. Latte coffee and hints of tobacco. The conclusion is a pleasant spiciness and echoes of oak.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. The oranges and vanilla are present again while still leaving a creamy mouthfeel. In the background, the milk coffee and creme brulee are again noticeable.

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I had no desire for real notes.

    I do not like it that much. Pretty closed and dull.

    Cereals, citrus fruits, mineral notes paired with oak and surprisingly also some smoke.

    Overall, nothing I need again.

  7. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Invergordon 30 yo 1984/2015 (64.3%, Blackadder, Riverstown, cask #215-44, 276 bottles): 84 Punkte

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