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Overall rating
81.55/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Wine Cask Finish
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Sep 2016 9:40 pm by Nelltec
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 68,50

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Whisky Reviews for Inchgower 2008 BD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.55 points

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A very young, malty-cheesy and meaty profile. The wine barrel gives freshness and acidity. Doesn't sound really appealing? Yes, definitely: Friends of barrel-strong malts who also like younger, edgy ex-bourbon or virgin oak storage can definitely be recommended to the Inchgower.
    • Nose
      84 84
      After the quite strong alcoholic note has given way with a little rest in the glass, a hearty heaviness spreads, often described as "meatiness", for which I can't think of a better word. Green bananas and gooseberries come to mind, even a fresh gooseberry crumble cake with cream, honey and caramel in the background. A hint of white grapes suggests that the finishing was a white wine barrel. A slightly cheesy appeal is also present, along with citrus comes to mind kitchen cleaner, which is accompanied by fresh oak and tart-floral tones of geraniums. I like this mixture of pointed fruit and dull heartiness ...
    • Taste
      82 82
      At first it tingles on the palate, the percent of the barrel strength immediately draws into the palate and emphasizes the slight dryness of the wine, which results in a bitter nuttiness like that of almond or hazelnut skins. At the same time, a tart, creamy honey sweetness runs through the mouth, only a light, winy citrus freshness can be heard, the malt looks much more malty and almost like strong dark beer - I wouldn't have expected it at a wine cask.
    • Finish
      75 75
      The finish is medium long but not really as intense as expected, a buttery note of pastries and a little fruit remains, which however turns into an earthy musty of old wood and leather.

  2. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    Initial nose and taste like pure spirit with only a few other flavors.

    A really bad example of a single malt scotch whisky.

  3. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      55 55

  4. elzAberino scored this whisky 30 points Member Senior

    Blindtasting: very young, guess 3 years, about 58%, now belongs to a "worst" list :)
    • Nose
      Due to the pungent alcohol note it looks quite fresh. Very straight, light grapes and lemon, oak, slightly musty. It does not smell like whisky
    • Taste
      Tastes totally Grappa. (I hate Grappa!), Bubbly, really not my cup of tea. Tastes otherwise a bit woody.
    • Finish
      Still grappa, but not very fruity. Short and tingling, rather dry.

  5. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Continuation of the blind tasting fifth of 24 drams. A good dram (the best so far) which is not too young from my point of view (maybe 16 years) but still having a lot of alcohol which is well implemented (56% is my guess). The distillery is from the Speyside (my guess) but I have no idea which one it could be.Ok Speyside was good and also the alcohol not too far away but I would have never expected such a young dram. Well done Aberlour!
    • Nose
      bloom honey but very decent, plums in rum and some herbs. The alcohol is tickling the nose but not too much and the dram itself is quite complex 
    • Taste
      sweet start with a lot of honey but also a bit of grapefruit (so fruity and sour) and you realise the dram has power and carrying the taste but the alcohol is well implemented.
    • Finish
      a sweet finish no real bitterness and quite long. The alcohol is warming the throat but is not negative

  6. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not bad at all, although I think that's a pretty young thing again. But has a lot of character. The only disturbing thing is the sprittingness.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Starts very closed, except for a breath of alcohol there is nothing at first. After a while you will find vanilla, honey, a lot of caramel, some cake dough, ripe pears and salt. He is still tickling something in his nose. From time to time come now tart approaches of tea and herbs, jasmine and vermouth tea or solution in medical alcohol. After some time without movement, there is a sparkling touch of cream caramel, the alcoholic tips are gone. If you move it, you are back in the salty herbs in alcohol. Warm salty peanuts in caramel, a mix of Mr. Tom and Payday.
    • Taste
      A clear continuation of the nose, caramel with herbs and a little bit of alcohol, not even so strong in alcohol, but just slightly sprittig. Pretty tart at the back and salty. Pretty full mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      In the finish, he goes slightly warming as he came, first salty, caramel with a slightly bitter Tanninanflug, tendency herbal tea. Finally, the occupancy of the oral cavity is actually reminiscent of pears, the circle has closed.

  7. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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