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Overall rating 20 votes 89.06
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Refill Barrel
Casknumber
HL12431
Number of bottles
87
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Oct 2016 1:19 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 197,00

25 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 0
Taste 0
Finish 0
Balance 0

Tastingtags

6 Notes

greg_0277
Expert Junior greg_0277 Tasting note
26 Aug 2017 1:46 pm
greg_0277 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Assez peu expressif. Fruits du verger, fleurs coupées mais le tout est bien léger, même après une longue aération.

Taste

Dans la continuité du nez, abricots, pêche mais en plus expressif, cependant c'est assez monolithique et reste assez léger.

Finish

La finale est moyenne, avec le côté végétal du nez qui ressort.

Comments

C'est bon, c'est ce que j'aime en général mais il y manque un brin de peps ou une dimension qui mettrait en valeur le côté fruité (un peu de fumé,de foin etc..) comme on peut le trouver chez les très bons irish. J'en attendais peut être trop

Gaija
Expert Junior Gaija Review note
21 May 2017 2:32 am
Gaija gave this whisky 91 points

At 200$ initially, this is uncommon quality/age/price ratio, shall I add. Hats off.

Weighted Rate
90.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
89
Price
95
Presentation
87
Gaija
Expert Junior Gaija Tasting note
21 May 2017 2:20 am
Gaija gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Delicate and yet unmistakable. Fresh orange juice, apricots big time, and again that "posh pastries" side full of fresh eggs. My little brother says this is "next level Bailey's" and indeed there's a definite creaminess to it, on white chocolate. Over-sweet mandarines, bananas, transient strawberries even. Very caky and dignified like some egg&butter-full La Durée madeleines you'd buy for 3$ a piece. With time, a nice grassy side emerges, a prairie full of daisies. No idea what's the smell of a daisy but this simply has to be similar. Lemongrass, and at last some tea with time (which was much more obvious in the 32yo https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/93461/inchmurrin-1984-ed). And again, there's this "salty snack" kind of maltiness that's typically Inchmurrin in my experience. Very good nose, although it could be more complex and evolutive.

Taste

Holy sh** really. What's with Inchmurrin these days ? One of the best and most-integrated arrival I had in months, alcool-wise it's magnificiently soft, then a terrific fruity crescendo begins with more apricot juice than you could imagine, pink peach stone, grapefruit, papaya, but the fruitiness is balanced by citrus teas, woodspices (nutmeg and laurel) and at last a prairie covered in peppermint-flavored toothpaste, which is actually amazing despite not sounding so. Incredible.

Finish

Again, like the 32yo, switches to a fresh, bitter and lime-y leafiness, on nettle, eldberries, even carrots and various roots, same salty maltiness again (unsalted peanuts), sesame. Later on, peppermint, yep, that toothpaste again, but it's perfect in this context.

Comments

Nose is less abundant than the 32yo's and lacks those complex old-style teas, but palate is better, and is simply better than many a palate I've had this year. So that's a draw score-wise. They are very similar though, all in all. Finish could be a little more fruity, but that's nit-picking. 


I don't know if the fact that these Inchmurrin's stunning quality was left unnoticed should worry me or make me feel lucky. But seriously, watch this space.

wataya
Member Senior wataya Review note
03 Mar 2017 9:00 am
wataya gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
28 Dec 2016 9:36 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
88
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
13 Nov 2016 9:34 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Très fruité et très frais, léger et gourmand. Compote de pomme, sirop de poire, abricot et banane. Un trait de pamplemousse rose. Du miel d’oranger. Après aération, des senteurs de bouquet de petites fleurs des champs se révèlent de plus en plus.

Taste

Tout aussi fruitée que le nez. Du pamplemousse sucré, de la banane bien mûre, de l’abricot, et de la poire juteuse. Tout en sirop et en compote ; une bouche sucrée, fruitée, et gourmande. De la tige de fleur épicée derrière cette gourmandise.

Finish

Courte. Le végétal / floral épicé se place en avant, puis une légère amertume sèche et mentholée s’installe.

Comments

Moi qui suis fan de Littlemill, en aveugle j’aurais misé sur un de la première moitié des années '80. Même finesse, même fruité, même fraîcheur florale, même gourmandise. Même miam, quoi ! Et pile poil dans le profil que j’affectionne.

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