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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
35
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
13.12.1972
Bottled
14.12.2015
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1300000001
Number of bottles
233
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Dec 2015 7:17 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.42

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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1972 WhB

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sample

    A good grain whisky, but like most it’s one dimensional. I’m sure you could find a similar result for much cheaper.

    Loads of vanilla, toast, peach syrup, vanilla pudding, coconut, a little wood glue, a little varnish...If you’re a fan of grain, it’s no departure from what you’d expect.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    I am not a lover of grain whisky, I find this unbalanced and quite hot at first.
    The flavours are nice & sweet and they work well together and being honest it does improve with time in the glass so as with many whisky you need to give it enough time to shine.
    Like just about every grain that I have had (even the best aged grains) it lacks an extra dimension that some single malts have and the better blends.
    Many will disagree I am sure but generally. I am not a fan of grains, this old Invergordon will not change my mind.
    It is not unpleasant or tasty, just not my thing so I cannot get near some of the high scores here.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Excellent nose. If this was a bourbon, I would be ecstatic! Fresh, fruity, oaky!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Easy 90 points here for me. Perhaps more. Quite complex also. In short, fruits and oak.

      Here's a little secret... A very good, well-aged Scotch grain can disguise as an excellent, even legendary Bourbon. If a bourbon enthusiast were to hear this, there would be big big trouble.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Lose a few points here. Too oaky for a Scotch! If this was a bourbon, it would be fine and dandy! An American would gladly pay $1,000 for this bottle if this was a bourbon. No joke. Btw, I'm an American.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little varnish and ether. Then, as expected, big wave of vanilla, coconut, but also pecan. In the mouth we find these sensations, with yet a slight imbalance despite a beautiful texture and richness. Caressing finale. At the second sip, it seems to be a small excess of tannins. Not enough to spoil the party completely though.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  5. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Compared it to the Whiskybase bottling and Whiskybroker cask 13...3. This one is the best one of the three, most fragrant and perhaps least grain-like. Close to a 90 score.
    • Nose
      A lot like bourbon. Apple, cherry, raspberry, glue, vanilla and tree resin.
    • Taste
      Raspberry, cherry, caramel, citrus, spicy oak, tangerine and vanilla. Where the nose reminded me of a bourbon, the taste goes a bit towards an old rum. With water it closes down instead of opening up, not really beneficial.
    • Finish
      Cherry, caramel, bramble and tobacco. Yeah I know, this sounds more like a sherry-matured malt than like a grain. It still has that typical grain signature though.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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