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Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1973 LA
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.13 points
- A sexy Grain, even before opening the bottle ... Thanks LL, for bringing me the taste of old Invergordon..your pansy existence, these very special Dram's have left behind in any case and aroused my interest. On the nose first more alcoholic than it really is. He needs a few minutes in the glass. First impression in the mouth, if only briefly: honey, tart kind. Then not at all sweet, as you often expect at Grains. Adhesive, Meat and very subtle Coconut ... oblique but very pleasant deviating combination of everyday uniformity. Finish, as usual, medium long, but that should not detract from the overall impression. Well done Bacon (um Beacon Spirits) .... :-)
Liquid Art is a Belgian bottler (active since 2014), founded by the well-known whisky aficionados Bert Dexters and Serge Reijnders of Cask Six fame (remember their wonderful Clynelish?). It is a npo that strives to combine good spirits with art. Their labels are thus works of art, created by local artists. At this point, they already have 10 bottles, including 6 whiskies, 2 rums, a cognac and a… champagne! The first we will try if an old Grain: Invergordon 1973, which they released in cooperation with Beacon Spirits.
Soft, sweet nose on coconut milk and vanilla, white chocolate with pieces of tropical fruit (mostly banana and pineapple). Hint of wood glue. A twig of mint. Nicely balanced between a young bourbon and an old rum. Pencil shavings, a bag full of it. After a few moments some mocha and espresso kick in. Nice!
Very creamy and soft. Honeysweet on tropical fruit. Seasoned with liquoirice, cardamom, cinnamon, mint and ginger. A bitter touch of the oak. Again, nicely balanced. The coconut milk returns, which cannot be said of the chocolate. Overinfused green tea. Finally some almonds.
The finish may be rather short, but the smile on my face is already indelible.
A grand grain, that much is certain. And it can still be obtained from their website for 165 EUR, which I find a lot of bang for your buck. Ah, old grain can be so lovely… Thanks again, Bert, for the generous sample.
- with water: he is even sweeter and fruity in the nose, he acts like an older Irishman with adhesive flavor
Conclusion: yummy, that's what I expect from old Grain. The glue is not too intense, plus great barrel flavors without the oak becoming too rough
He starts with a load of caramel, plus some tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, plus the expected typical adhesive note, but this is not too dominant, the alcohol is super integrated, creamy latte, vanilla and oak notes with cloves round off the nose
very round and complex, caramel, fruits, neat oak, the Lakohol gets through here a bit stronger
long and intense, coffee notes, great intense oak without bitterness, tropical fruits (banana and sweet pineapple), here too, the gray glue is there, but only very restrained
- Tasted at Infinity of Spirits 2017 12/16
Quite sweet after it opens up. A real digestive
- Taste note from Flavourman: Nose: putty | plasticine Napoleons | grass rubber Taste: wood test walnut | quince liquorice | slightly bitter hazelnut charcoal Finish: old style whiskey 90/91