Overall rating
Single Grain
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Stated Age
43 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
49.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Jan 2017 10:55 am by helmutgw
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 220,00

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43 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Invergordon 1972 WD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] Why not end this year with an old single grain whisky? So I can start the new one with an even older single malt...

    ...what is a great idea, actually! This Invergordon displays the characteristics of an old grain to the best - a complex yet balanced profile that is completely different to that of malts but nevertheless both very interesting to explore and enjoyable to sip. I like such drams as a fascinating alteration from time to time but finally I stay a malt-head...

    By the way, these stronger wooden notes are perfect to my taste buds as they developed slowly over the course of 43 years and hence integrated all other flavours nicely - contrary to the modern whiskies where the heavy wooden notes dominate all other aromas completely...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a truly complex and very old-stylish Traditional Grain profile with tons of OBFs (like nail varnish remover) that vanish rather quickly, unfortunately. There are lots of different floral, grassy, herbal, spicy and shy fruity aromas within a firm wooden framework - many different impressions to explore what provides a lot of fun...
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is nicely layered on sweet fruity and sugary flavours first followed by a bitter herbal-wooden attack that again is countered by smooth honey, waxy and oily notes. Later the spices kick in with even a hint of salt. The wood is just about perfect to provide a sound backbone without dominating the other more subtle flavours. Water is not recommended because it just flattens the dram without adding major new impressions.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and creamy-coating without distracting bitter or astringent moments (despite 43 years in oak). The finish is of medium length and adds some OBFs again that I really like. There are shy chocolatey flavours too but they do not dare to enter the spotlight. Towards the end the dram gets a little drying from the tannins which is absolutely okay for such an old gem.

  2. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very changeable
    • Nose
      92 92
      Nice notes of coffee, mocha, curry, marzipan, old rum and toffee. A good portion of wood brings power into it, without acting dominating. Lack & leather join in if you let it stand too long.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very good mouthfeel with a full body and a slight tingling sensation on the tongue. Mild, soft and balanced with sweet cereal notes, toffee, mocha, coffee and great spice mix.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long - sweet - spicy - creamy - with a little walnut oil

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A usual good Invergordon from the early 1970s. Just for comparison, I took a small sip of my large bottle of the 1973 Mancarella Invergordon (WID: 117891). He does not stand up to the comparison. The Mancarella is voluminous, mouth-filling and the wood notes are finer.
    Nonetheless, the whiskey doris is a nice grain. However, one should not suffer from a wood allergy.
    • Nose
      First some glue and hairspray. After a while these notes give way to an aromatic oak. Rather dried, dusty wood. Bourbon notes. In addition to molasses. Bergamot. Mint. Some herbs.
    • Taste
      A mixture of spicy and sweet. Rum notes. Also herbal honey. Coconut. Then it gets spicier and drier through the wood. A little bit of sharpness. In addition, bitterness now comes in the form of licorice.
    • Finish
      Roasted nuts. Again rather dry oak notes, which may also be slightly reminiscent of wood smoke. Green tea. Liquorice.

  4. MrRancho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I'm not a big friend of Grain, but he's in a good mood.
    • Nose
      Eagle owl, papaya, baked banana with almonds, honey, coconut, stomach bread, milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Like the nose. Plus Maggie.
    • Finish
      Medium long, tropical, Maggie.

  5. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful old Grain. A lot of wood, a little too much for me. 89 pts
    • Nose
      Coconut chocolates, oranges, vanilla, peppermint freshness, apple. Lightweight adhesive note typical of old grains from the Bourbon barrel. Very nice.
    • Taste
      Rum, funky and sweet. then getting drier and bitter. Very (too) much wood. Espresso. Seasoning, lovage.
    • Finish
      Dry and bitter. A lot of wood. Slight peppery pungency remains in the mouth


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