Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Stated Age
25 years old
First Fill Dark Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 May 2009 9:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 230.00

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19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 25-year-old WD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.41 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2020] A review of a sample...

    ...of a true sherry monster dram which is rather liquid wood soaked with high-proof sherry than malt whisky (there are hardly any malt flavours to detect at all). For lovers of extreme bitter-astringent sherry drams only - personally I think this was bottled way too late...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is very dark at brown sherry and the nose offers a trademark "sherry monster" profile with both massive walls of sherry and wooden aromas which completely kill all malt impressions, unfortunately. The sherry itself is fine and flawless but it does not offer a complex bouquet. The wood is at the edge of getting annoying but luckily it did not cross it. A fine heavy sherry nose but this could be any malt from any distillery...
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is sherry, wood, wood, sherry, wood, sherry - stop: Could this be a malt flavour? Ooops, it is gone before I could check it... Again wood, sherry, wood, wood. Is this whisky? I doubt - legally it can be called "Inchgower malt whisky" but there are neither Inchgower nor malt whisky flavours in this taste (my taste buds are too dull, most probably). This dram is drinkable but it is not really enjoyable (to me), sorry folks!
    • Finish
      81 81
      The initial mouthfeel is hot and very drying-astringent both from the sherry and the wood. Same with the finish which is long but dry as a dinosaurus bone and it turns very bitter towards the end. To be honest, this dram was bottled more than five years too late. No, this does no pleasure to my taste buds - sorry folks! And forget water, it does not improve anything...

  2. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, matured Inchgower, good ratio of oak and sherry. 91/92.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sherry, dried fruits, matured oak, antique leather and earth.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sherry, citruses, malt, mixed fruit jam, tannic oak and cocoa.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, fruity, oaky.

  3. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Single dram, blind session 2017 06 04
    • Nose
      Tannic, winey, dried fruits, 88
    • Taste
      Thick, sherry, dried fruits, plums, 92
    • Finish
      More sherry & plums, tannins, 90

  4. whioli scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note, 8 x Inchgower vertical tasting. 10_2012.
    • Nose
      dark, oak bark, licorice, herbal & earthy. (92)
    • Taste
      malty, sherry, alc amazingly well integrated, honey, berries. (92)
    • Finish
      prunes, turning tannic/dry but nicely balanced, chocolate. (93)

  6. Lafroy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wonderful leathery and cherry notes with
      hints of wood varnish, hair spray, glue, thinners, additionally dark chocolate,
      strong plum notes, a little bit of smoke and semi-dryness. Old horse saddle.
    • Taste
      Great dry cherry tastes, a lot of bitterness,
      sweetness, chemical flavors, varnish, plums, sweetness again, fruits, cherry
      & chocolate heavily smoked.
    • Finish
      Very long, leathery, cherry, smoky with
      strong varnish dry flavors.


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