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Overall rating
88.81/100
votes
18
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Svensk Whiskyförmedling (SWf)
Bottling serie
Chairman's Private Reserve no. 12
Vintage
13.12.1972
Bottled
18.01.2016
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
130000005
Number of bottles
153
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Mar 2016 9:33 pm by jussika
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 180,00

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18 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1972 SWf

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.81 points

  1. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  2. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Despite it's old age it's fresh, not too woody or bitter. Complex and fruity grain.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Floral. Vanilla, green apple, cereals, citruses, banana, spicy oak and touch of glue.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful and oily. Sweet fruits, milk caramel, citruses, honey and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, bittersweet, spicy, oaky, fruity.

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/invergordon/invergordon-1972-chairmans-private-reserve-no.12/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Fairly long and picking up notes of varnish, oak and cask spice.

  4. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Sweet, bourbon vanilla, wood, wood, orange, lime and five spice

    Taste:
    Sweet, cotton candy, hubbabubba bubble gum. Vanilla, orange, toffee and caramel. Later, a very unpleasant bitterness develops with mint.

    Body:
    Full and oil-like.

    Finish:
    Medium. Ginger, licorice, toffee, vanilla, wood, taninnes and a little dry.

    Price:
    A bit expensive for the quality.

    Presentation:
    This was a sample
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. fgg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This dram needed his time. Very mature whiskey. Delicious taste and a crazy nose!
    • 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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Full and creamy.

  7. fgg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

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