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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1972 SWf
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.81 points
- Despite it's old age it's fresh, not too woody or bitter. Complex and fruity grain.
Floral. Vanilla, green apple, cereals, citruses, banana, spicy oak and touch of glue.
Powerful and oily. Sweet fruits, milk caramel, citruses, honey and spicy oak.
Long, bittersweet, spicy, oaky, fruity.
- This 1972 Invergordon from Svensk Whiskeyförmedling is really good stuff. Despite its high age it’s still fresh, lively and quite dynamic, offering a high degree of fruitiness alongside, aged flavours and just the right amount of cask influence. It takes the addition of water exceptionally well, but is truly tasty both with and without it.
A breakfast packed full of fruits and cereals. Immediate vanilla is joined by Granny Smith apples, grape juice and some very zesty and tart limes. Golden cereals are amalgamated with bakery and cooking aromas – apples turnovers and crème brulees – and some gentle oak flavours, which includes a decent slug of deck varnish. There are some dusty aged notes here, and a very unusual almost onion-like piquancy. Water brings out more of the natural sugars and some toffee notes, whilst diminishing the varnish slightly. It also draws some inherent earthiness and damp soils into the mix.
Full, mouth coating and with a host of sweet grain flavours. Roasted cereals, golden syrup and vanilla get things started, but we’re swiftly moved into grapefruit and sharp citrus and much cask influence in the form of cinnamon and cloves. Quite a lot of wood here – sawdust, balsawood and sappy oak. A few drops of water radically changes the structure of this whisky, removing the tart and sharp edges and allowing for a dreamy creamy honey texture alongside some sweetshop flavours of candyfloss and vanilla custard.
Fairly long and picking up notes of varnish, oak and cask spice.
Sweet, bourbon vanilla, wood, wood, orange, lime and five spice
Sweet, cotton candy, hubbabubba bubble gum. Vanilla, orange, toffee and caramel. Later, a very unpleasant bitterness develops with mint.
Full and oil-like.
Medium. Ginger, licorice, toffee, vanilla, wood, taninnes and a little dry.
A bit expensive for the quality.
This was a sample
- This dram needed his time. Very mature whiskey. Delicious taste and a crazy nose!
Immediately after pouring: Well glue, but not so predominant. Fruity, sweet. Very sweet. Raspberries. But also banana. And in the background a bitterness. Chocolate? After an hour: Less glue. Sweet fruit. Banana, anise. Hazelnut.
Immediately after pouring: something burnt. Wood. In the distance you can taste the grain. Yet give the time. After an hour: Wood. Nuts. No more burning. Also sweetness. Banana.
Full and creamy.
- This is really good stuff though! No surprising elements, the smells and flavors that you usually expect in a grain are included here. But it is very good, nice in balance, full, initially firm and then soft. It was really fun and very unfortunate that the glass eventually became empty.
When dispensing the glue air and some citrus. Leave more than an hour, then: Still glue and citrus. But there are also earthy smells along, an autumn forest after a rain shower. And sweet, honey, apricot, vanilla. Smell is intense, emphatically present. Alcohol only becomes stronger in the smell later on.
Like a full, sweet taste! Light peppers, but especially honey, vanilla, banana, little citrus. Chewing gum again sweetness. After a number of nips, he becomes softer, the pepper disappears. Also that earthy (autumn forest) comes back.
Long. Initially a little peppery, but that disappears after a few nips. Sweet, honey, vanilla, banana. In the beginning a bit bitter (wood influences?), But in later sips the bitterness has disappeared and the sweet remains. Warming finish too.