Overall rating
Single Grain
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 56
Stated Age
44 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
49.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Jul 2016 1:45 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 253,00

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46 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1972 MBa

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The good old grain whiskey, the grain concentrate, for more than four decades the base and bourbon barrel have become one and indivisible, a sense of age and nobility in all the components, but still how many do not stand it - it's not a mole ... there are no sparks in it God's Wrath (c).
    • Nose
      Open, wet, very old treated wood, old furniture, furniture varnish, corn, caramel, resin, vanilla, light notes of pine needles and salty grape leaves.
    • Taste
      Dense, saturated, oak, grain, creamy sweetness, oily, menthol, ether, resin.
    • Finish
      Oak-tar, young pine buds, slight bitterness of the bark.

  2. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. malthead-sven scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Due to age and price, I had high expectations, but was disappointed for the first time by a Maltbarn bottling. The beautiful and long finish saves the whiskey a bit.
    • Nose
      first glue, then plenty of vanilla, lemon, slowly a little pear creeps through, but overall it is not very fruity, rather a bit bitter and bitter, then shoe polish, diluted and with 10 minutes time it is set and sweeter, but more does not happen
    • Taste
      very intense Grain, including clearly tingling the barrel, bitter
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, after-eight and tart herbs, all quite mild but incredibly long-lasting

  4. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another rounded, rather gluttonous grain whisky with hints of old bourbon whiskey and rums. Slightly bigger / spicier / more complex than comparable bottlings, I think.

    • Nose
      Perfectly smooth, which is not always the case with grains. Lovely bourbon-like oak and corn syrup, including a bit of modelling glue. Lots of coconut cream and vanilla. Honey and creamy marzipan. Lemon sponge. Dried apricots and touches of tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      Warm, rummy flavours and a lovely texture. Vanilla and leather. Mango and a mixed fruit stew. Ripe banana and pear. Coconut again. Just a hint of bitterness towards the end, gingery with some dark chocolate. Maybe not oak, more like a wheat spice influence.
    • Finish
      Drier now, slightly peppery, but still sweet.

  5. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smooth, bourbon, oaky, corn, vanilla, honey, coconut
    • Taste
      Warm, rum, vanilla, leather, fruity (bananas, pineapples, pears, mango), coconut
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, peppery, dry


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