Invergordon 1972 HB

Overall rating
89.36/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB96041
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Hart Brothers (HB)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
12.1972
Bottled
01.2016
Stated Age
43 years old
Strength
47.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5038342510074
Added on
08 may 2017 8:48 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 394.21

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Whisky reviews for Invergordon 1972 HB

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.36 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla, spices, cereals, pineapple, marzipan, toffee, very nice grain

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Typical grain but quite sweet and good motuhfeel - very drinkable, very nice
    • Nose
      Honeycomb, vanilla, spices, herbs, custard cream, hints of overripe fruits and varnish, yellow fruits, also some exotic fruits, pineapple, some cereals, cookie dough, toffee, marzipan - pretty good!
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, honey, sweet, vanilla, some ripe orchard fruits, some grain and cereals in the background, spices, herbs, some ginger, pepper - still good!
    • Finish
      Long, warm, sweet, spicy, little fruity, more cereals, some herbs

  3. peej84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Feorag86 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Orange jam, coriander and peaches

    Taste: Salt caramel, brasil nuts and cappuccino

    Finish: Milk chocolate, cinnamon stick and shortbread

  5. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    Grain whiskies from the 70s can be quite spectacular, and this 1972 Invergordon is a real treat. Deliciously sweet and herbal, the nose features creamy toffee, pastries and hints of sage. On the palate, rich notes of custard, honey and Brazil nuts are followed by quality oak and complex herbs. Lingering freshness and re-emerging caramel fade in the long finish. A liquid dessert which makes you beg for more!

    RATING: 4.4/5.0 stars ≙ 90 pts → SUPERB [-]

  6. dr.mad scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      allspice, light, fruity and glue but especially caramel.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Greasy, very strange but absent at first and then bam, in your face!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Grain, rough, tannins, dark chocolate

  7. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    This is another great old grain courtesy of peatbogger and I've had a few off him now. I could drink this stuff all night and no water needed. When it comes to grain stuff like this is Scotland's best kept secret not that Haig Club Shite.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Normally I struggle with the nose when it comes to grain but not so much this time.
      Old varnish tin, Kiwi fruit, oak, cardboard, electrical burnout but more of a fizz than a full burnout.
      Lots of tingling spice.
    • Taste
      92 92
      What I love about well aged grain is that it's calm and subtle and invites other flavours and aspects like texture to the party and it's late doors when the music is more chilled out.
      Lots of spice but not too much, liquorice, aniseed balls sweets, shortbread biscuit but the high end buttery stuff.
    • Finish
      91 91
      A medium finish that is satisfyingly dry and spicy.
      Those old grains have been very generous to others but on the death they are the last man standing. Wonderful.

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    A very nice and well matured grain.
    It's 43 years old and I got the bottle for £170 in 2020.
    Put that in perspective to a malt of the same age, then consider the arguement of evaporation and storage cost they use to defend the price.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very fresh, sweet and inviting.
      Vanilla cream, candy apple.
      You can smell that it has quite some age to it, but the wood is increadably light for 43 years. What I find is that of clean pure American white oak.
      There are some wheaty cereal notes, but much more "lively" and interesting than what you find in younger grain. Maybe a few drops of lime in there.
      Nose as deep as you want, the alc is more or less unnoticable.
      Strangely enough if I leave it for a while there is a short whiff of high octane gasoline when I return to it. Not unpleasant, there for an instant, then impossible to detect.
      Water makes it feel more accessable. Even sweeter, even brighter. More vanilla and a little coconut. And the gasolin never showed up again.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Much more flavours than are let on by the nose.
      Bolder, richer, with a waxy texture on arrival.
      The oak is more pronounced with a bourbonesk vanilla.
      Medium build up of peppery spice.
      I feel that water kind of dulled it down, it worked OK for the nose, but I prefer the taste neat.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Quite long. Drying wood.
      Spicy warm.
      With water it remains warm, but it's less spicy taste to it.
      In general, shorter and less tasty.
      Empty glass smells of a fruity breakfast cereal.

  9. Falnor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good and soft grain. All Those years did this cask some very good maturation.
    • Nose
      Oh very good sweetness...

      Coconut cream, vanilla ice cream, creamy cake, apple strudel with vanilla cream. Alright, it's creamy. :)
      Gentle spicyness. Soft and still full of flavours.
    • Taste
      Cooked fruit with grains. Strawberry jam, white chocolate and coconut shavings. Apples out of the oven with a little bit of cinnamon and ginger.
    • Finish
      Warm, soft oak with vanilla sauce.

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant, well matured grain that still tastes surprisingly fresh. None of those harsh ethanol notes that plague young grains are present here. Still, the similarly aged cask 1300000024 from Whiskybroker was just one point ahead due to having some more oak and therefore more presence on the body.

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