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Inchmurrin 2003

Overall rating 64 votes 89.63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Trias Usquebaugh
Vintage
04.2003
Bottled
06.2017
Calculated age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Casknumber
17/169-1
Number of bottles
264
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Law
Bottled for
WhiskyNerds
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
02 Jul 2017 12:30 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124,99

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 165,00

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My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 22

Tastingtags

15 Notes

WhiskyNotes
Expert Senior WhiskyNotes Note
03 Aug 2017 11:39 pm
WhiskyNotes gave this whisky 91 points

Inchmurrin 14 yo 2003 ‘Law’ (56,3%, OB for The Whiskynerds 2017, sherry cask #17/169-1, 264 btl.)

Nose: the same aromatic fruitiness, in a sherried version, with ripe plums soaked in Armagnac, pink grapefruit, red berries and perhaps a hint of passion fruits. A good dose of fresh oak again, giving it a scent of deeply brewed fruit tea. Mouth: fruity and oaky, a style that reminds me of some sherried Irish whiskeys, mixing elegance and richness. Cherries and raspberries, grapefruit. Fresh plums and apricots. Hints of old cognac. Subtle spices in the background, and just a tad of drying oak. Quite excellent. Finish: rather long, rather minty, but always with this fruity sherry.

Such a pleasant whisky! Really, this reminded me of some of the best sherried Irish whiskeys I’ve tried. Wonderful, and probably the best value for money whisky I’ve tried this year.

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KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
13 Aug 2017 9:36 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Cranberry, sour candy ('zure matten'), blood orange, mocha, raisin, apple syrup and wood. Going towards caramel with water.

Taste

Blood orange, cranberry, mocha and Turkish delight. Littlemill-ish.

Finish

Cranberry, mocha, toffee and blood orange.

Comments

Could have mistaken this one for a sherried Littlemill. Quite a surprise from a not so highly regarded distillery.

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
08 Aug 2017 10:24 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
92
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
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thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
27 Jul 2017 3:39 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

The sherry influence is hugely evident, but also balanced and not too dominant. There's burlap, cocoa powder, lots of dried fruits (dates, sultanas), cassis and juicy plums. It has an interesting feint, vegetal edge. A touch af aniseed and nougat to finish things off.

Taste

Interestingly, the fruitiness that so characterizes the ex-bourbon cask, also makes an appearance here. The grapefruit is most evident, but there's apricot too. The sherry influence is most dominant, with milk chocolate, tobacco leaves and cherries, but it leaves room for the Inchmurrin-spirit.

Finish

Cocoa powder, dates and nectarines. Long.

Comments

This ex-sherry cask takes it up a notch, especially on the palate, where it takes some of that fruity spirit and combines it with the best a sherry sherry butt has to offer.

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svenske2015
Expert Senior svenske2015 Note
26 Sep 2017 5:19 pm
svenske2015 gave this whisky 91 points

Love it. Develops very good with time and a drop of water. 

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Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Tasting note
13 Sep 2017 3:53 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old oak
Nose

Ripe fruits, plums, dates, raisins, currants, chocolate, and definitely a bit rum-like. It smells a lot older than 14 years in that the sherry has that extra layer of complexity that you pick up in casks greater than 25/30 years old - ie it doesn't have that fresh, sweet, spicy sherry flavor that you have in heavily sherried younger whisky like this. 

Taste

Deep, dark, fruits... plums, chocolate, rum-like flavors ... seriously, it tastes a bit like a very good sherried Irish whisky. There's also barrel-aged maple syrup in there it seems! Damn, where's the waffle?!?

Finish

Very balanced, long, and no off-flavors. Essentially, the wonderful aromas in the nose carried through to the palate, and to the finish. Adding water doesn't really add much, either positive or negative. 

Comments

This wasn't a surprise as the reviews are superb. A great barrel pick. 

Gaija
Expert Junior Gaija Review note
07 Sep 2017 12:59 am
Gaija gave this whisky 91 points

Again, don't take presentation's mark into account, it balances the price one. Speaking about price : this was dazzling value for money ... for the mere 24h it was available.

Weighted Rate
90.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
98
Presentation
83
Gaija
Expert Junior Gaija Tasting note
07 Sep 2017 12:22 am
Gaija gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old oak
Nose

Splendid sweet sherry, huge cocoa. Chocolate truffles, amaretto, Mon Chéri and rotten strawberries. Very spontaneous already despite what "youth + CS" might lead to expect. Settles on a very clear note of over-ripe red plum and the rest gravitates around that : chocalate-soaked figs, pork bouillon (I guess it's the sherried version of the systematical salty DNA I find in between each and every Inchmurrin's fruits), and a feeling of "the wicker dog bed and its plaid". I might have gone too far again.

Taste

Meaty for a split second before it becomes tremendously chocolate-y again, with a real musical chairs of fruits : cherries (Forêt Noire), overdone strawberries again, apricots, peaches, those red plums again, blood oranges ... damn. Red Napoléon (I saw you mentioned Napoléon in the bourbon version Kay : you're not alone ! ^^). Vinous, in a good way. The texture is chewy as hell, the proof is spot on, the evolution is glorious with these fruits mingling between chocolate, sweet coffee and some kind of salty minerality. Flabbergasting delivery. A crank above what the already beautiful nose promised.

Finish

Tertiary and forestian upon swallowing, with mushrooms and wet loam, soon with cherries and figs again, even distinct notes of violets. Cellary, gets drier, on grape marc and shiso (something I often find more accurate to describe the "mint" feeling of these sherry bombs' finishes). That particular red plum still lingers for a long time.

Comments

I'm not a sherry-head at all, yet this is remarkable in every aspect. Most of all in that the palate and finish are so little wood-driven per se, which is a tour de force if you intend to get such a dose of sherriness in your malt. In short, memorable selection. At last a sherry bomb that I wish lasted longer in my glass. I guess the bottle won't see the end of the winter.

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Review note
31 Aug 2017 8:26 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 91 points

Quite the nice surprise to find this kind of quality at this age from this distillery!

Weighted Rate
91.1
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
90
Price
92
Presentation
89
Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
28 Aug 2017 8:30 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
85

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