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Overall rating 8 votes 90.83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL13363
Number of bottles
101
Strength
46.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Mar 2017 6:18 am by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 240,69

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 320,00

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Member rates

20 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

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Tastingtags

5 Notes

wataya
Member Senior wataya Review note
22 Sep 2017 1:02 pm
wataya gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
92
Presentation
92
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
08 Jun 2017 9:45 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.5
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
89
Gaija
Expert Junior Gaija Tasting note
22 Apr 2017 12:38 am
Gaija gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

A vast array of aromatized teas, mostly rosehip, but also earl gray and mint ... lovely "old" grandma teas, really. With that comes a huge and very inoffensive fruitiness, on strawberry syrup, apricots, tea-soaked peaches, blueberries ... so pleasant ! Very malty to round it off, with buttery madeleines, fresh eggs. Simply un-dislikable.

Taste

Various teas and shades of apricots again, with a leathery touch. Then evolves on even more teas and even more fruits ... damn ! Cherry-flavoured tea, plums, pink peach, even a slight mineral hint ... That last side grows up with a drop of water, with the apricot becoming sublimely precise. The teas can seem a bit extractive, and there's a light peppery woodiness (but hey come on, it's 32 already), but that's frankly my only criticism.

Finish

Here fruitiness gets replaced by some pleasant vegetal notes, with a big and almost salty maltiness again (that's not the first time I get this feeling with Inchmurrin), that actually sounds like peanuts. A mineral fruitiness still lingers : chalk, white grapes. 15 minutes later, there's even a very intriguing smoky raspberry note.

Comments

I was thinking 90 for a while because the mouth felt a bit extractive to me but I'm going for a (light) 91 for two reasons : that last smoky raspberry note, and the fact that a tiny bit of water really makes a few dominant note shine bright.


The teas and apricots feel very Littlemill indeed (as Bishlouk already noticed on a former release), but on the other hand, there's also something Tomatin in the plums and peppery berries. Lovely : it's complex and explorable, and yet at the same time, ultra accessible and drinkable.
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
20 Apr 2017 6:16 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Booooom ! L'hyper fruité, le floral, la tige de fleur, tout y est. Fort gourmand sur la corbeille de fruits blancs et jaunes juteux, et des rayons de miel. Cette gourmandise est soutenue par la fraîcheur de petites fleurs d'été et de tige de pâquerette. Vite, la suite (même si je prends un malin plaisir à faire durer les senteurs dans mes narines) !

Taste

Le ramage vaut largement le plumage, la bouche est en droite continuité du nez: des fruits juteux gorgés de soleil, du sirop de fruit, du fructose, du miel, et au loin du végétal vert et poivré qui se fraie un chemin vers l'avant plan.

Finish

Moyenne. Dès la déglutition, c'est le végétal frais et légèrement mentholé qui prend la main. Cette fraîcheur assèche légèrement la bouche. Une pointe poivrée vient titiller les joues.

Comments

Put..[censuré] que c'est bon du viel Inchmurrin, quand même ! Après avoir goûté du 1974 de chez Cadenhead et le précédent 1984 de First Editions, je guette les sorties de vieux Inchmurrin afin de me conforter dans le fait non seulement que c'est fort bon, mais aussi que ça se rapproche fort des marqueurs de Littlemill (ce qui est encore le cas ici). Cette expression-ci est parfaitement équilibrée, jamais agressive; l'hyper fruité propose une succulente gourmandise, et le floral / végétal apporte une pointe de fraîcheur. Tout ce que j'aime.

Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Note
19 Apr 2017 3:57 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 91 points

Split cask with:
https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/95233/inchmurrin-1984-hl

(confirmed by Hunter Laing, even if cask number is different)

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