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Overall rating
89.32/100
votes
67
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
05.07.1973
Bottled
15.09.2016
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1300000024
Number of bottles
234
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2016 5:25 pm by Forrest
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 114,45

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95 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1973 WhB

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.32 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic old grain for a pleasant price. Fruitier than cask 130000034. It doesn't have any overly woody notes which that one has and less glue. Therefore I prefer this one.
    • Nose
      Woody but still fresh, like fibre board. Then sweeter: Caramel, vanilla, lime, raspberry, orange and apple.
    • Taste
      Caramel, lime, tonic, orange, raspberry and apple.
    • Finish
      White chocolate, crême brûlée, caramel, apple peel, cherry, tonic and lime.

  2. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this old grain next to its little brother (cask: 1300000032, WB 87113, together with Falnor.

    Nose: red fruits, baked bread or cookies, wood, bit nutty and sweetish, parhaps bit more glue-ish. 
    Taste: wood, red fruits, full and quite complex, something spicy. Fragrances of menthol, cinnamon, mocha and boeuf bourguignon. Tasty!!
     
    Finish: long and smooth, some eucalyptus shows itself
    in this one as well, with some varnish notes

    Overall: both bottles are very similar (0032 - 52,2% and 0024 - 52.3%), however, when comparing to its brother i slightly this one (0024),t his one shows just a little bit more character where this one is just a tad more smooth.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It's well balanced and has aged beautifully. There are better ones, but not by much.

    Since I didn't have another old grain at hand, I compared this with an armagnac: Darroze Les Grands Assemblages 50yo (90pts). Darroze wins by sheer complexity of the distillate. While I love both of these, I still prefer malts for their presence, power and persistence when it comes to body, taste and finish.
    • Nose
      I think I can leave out the aged vodka quips. This is a fine nose with none of the unfortunate impurities grains can have like dirty burned grease notes or poster glue. Instead it's a very attractive combination of immensely old oak, echoes of bourbon, popcorn seeds frying in oil, vanilla ice cream (the good kind of vanilla), fruits, that herbal touch you find in armagnacs, and behind it all a wisp of pure ethanol that's not usually found in malts of the same age. With water the butteriness comes up more, along with more dry oak. 

      The nose developed rapidly a few days after opening the bottle from the initial ethanol and oak-forward one to its current more rounded, lighter and fatty profile.
    • Taste
      Nectarines, a fair amount of oak, old age-rounded bourbon without overt woodiness. Apart from some hotness this works well neat. The body is well tempered by the age so despite being over %50 ABV it doesn't feel very sharp anymore. The afterwash is surprisingly fruity. Fresh nectarines again. With water it's smoother (better with little rather than a lot of water) and sinks in better. The bourbon comes out more accompanied by tinned peaches, and occasionally it even feels a little like an aged rhum agricole (think of cola candy well past its sell-by date with most of the aromas gone ;) ). 
    • Finish
      Neat there's an aluminium tang and well lingering oak plus tannins that give your gums a good workout without going over the edge. Water helps it stick around better and adds some oiliness.

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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