Inchmurrin 2003

Overall rating
89.40/100
votes
172
Whiskybase ID
WB98020
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
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
02 jul 2017 12:18 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 295.00

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Whisky reviews for Inchmurrin 2003

36 users have left 43 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.40 points.

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. SimonOHA scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Excellent from the first sip, superb complexity.
    • Nose
      Lots of precious woods on the nose, oak and cedar with a very light dust layer. Dried fruits with prune in mind. Cinnamon caramel, hint of nutmeg and anise drop.
    • Taste
      Thick and intense on the palate, mango, but also on citrus fruits with in particular the tangerine peel, elixir of precious and slightly minty woods, lots of pepper and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Spicy, long and warm finish, on roasted mangoes and bananas and a fine smoke of cold tobacco, light chocolate wood.

  5. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great nose and good palate, but the finish was underwhelming.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Ooh, rather farmy. Hay, wood, a little grass, some nuts, lots of toffee, cocoa, noughat, dates, nutmeg, ginger, raisins, a bit of overripe plum, tea leaves.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Toffee, raspberries, aniseed, overripe plums, apricot, chocolate, cherries, some dry tea.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Blackcurrant, dry green tea, wine, a little chocolate, mint. Too much on wine and green tea here for me. A bit of rubber.

  6. Killswitch scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. WillWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    intense on oak, baked glue, black fruits, chocolate, spicy loose tea
    milk chocolate, a coffee mocha at once, velvety, creamy
    cooked, macerated and maderised fruits, well soggy raisins
    mouth:
    sherry in barrels, very concentrated, cocoa, dark chocolate here, cooked fruits and well soggy on the grape tangerine, date, dehydrated blackcurrant, woody there completes a heady, lively and remarkable palate of intensity, again the mocha minty coffee, custard, intense coffee, spices on aromatic white pepper
    final:
    which lasts, which remains at the bottom of the glass and on the palate, macerated fruit, woody soaked on the oozing barrel!

  9. greg_0277 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Super value for money at the exit price.
    • Nose
      Superb nose. We feel that it will send, mixture of exotic fruits and dried fruits, roasted spices.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the balance is there but the sherry loses a little of its intensity in favor of the fruity. Not as exotic as I expected but very good and quite complex despite the young age. It's very fresh, a little menthol kick occurs in the middle of the mouth
    • Finish
      rather long finish which prolongs the minty sensation and, positive point, mixing all the flavors interviewed

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. wataya scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I had still covered 5 cl. And again, what a whisky. the over 56% alcohol content is surprisingly well integrated. that with a 14-year-old whisky. one of my favorites when it comes to dark berries and propolis. top notch.

  13. Nickolaas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    N: cherries, mocha, sanguine oranges, leather, chocolate orange cake, some very distant gunpowder notes but not unpleasant ones, some herbs and dried leaves, fine wood, elegant cognac

    M: first notes from the nose and then quickly your tongue is coated with some of the most aromatic nectarines

    F: very long with these nectarines covered in a complex sherry flavoured sauce based on the notes that appeared in the nose

    92

  17. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  18. DavidH. scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  19. svenske2015 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Great balance between sherry and fruit (blackberry!). Not too sweet and with dry cocoa later. Very good. 

    Hope, we will have MORE of that stuff from Loch Lomond in the nearer future. C'mon!

  20. Dre73 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  21. Dre73 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful whisky, full flavor, versatile, balanced, really delicious and top!
    • Nose
      Similar to a typical sherry influence, raisins, red fruit. Mocha and coffee, cocoa. Plum too. Full rich smell.
    • Taste
      Light peppers, raisins, coffee, dark chocolate, mocha. Creamy mouthfeel, full taste. Plums, little tobacco too.
    • Finish
      Light peppers still, red fruit again, prunes. Coffee. Long aftertaste. Chocolate also comes through again.

  22. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Thermidor did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A well made and not entirely common whisky, but decidedly not my style.

    Tasted with Bowmore 15yo refill sherry SMWS 3.206 (88 pts.), and on a separate occasion with Glendronach 18yo (87) and Glengoyne 21yo 1985 cask 629 (91).
    • Nose
      The first nosing is challenging: lots of wine notes, sweet without being saccharine. A bag of black Bassetts wine gums. I keep nosing around, trying to find something underneath, but apart from some copper and canned game (boar maybe), I keep hitting the wine gum wall again and again. It's absolutely not a bad nose, on the contrary the cask seems to have been of good quality, but it's not my style. With water I find some charred cardboard.
    • Taste
      Licorice, metals and wine gums. Very full, slightly biting body that's astringent under all the sherry-induced juiciness. With water the taste becomes even more full, but otherwise not remarkably different, apart from the distillate gaining a bit of ground on the cask's dominant presence.
    • Finish
      A drying finish that draws my gums tight, with a fair bit of metals in the tail. Lasting, but a bit odd. With water it works well since the sweetness is muted, letting the other aromas shine in the finish.

  24. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good value for money!! I however had better finishes in the past, so cannot rate it (around) 90... 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  25. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  26. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted after the Bourbon bottling.
    Deliciously fruity and tasty again. The sherry brings some additionnal flavors to the distillate. Excellent.
    • Nose
      Sherry nose for sure but very fruity again (ripe ones). Prunes, dried fruits (dates, raisins), mocha, red and dark berries. Orangey notes too and a bit of oak.
    • Taste
      The attack is meaty but quickly leaves room to fruits from the nose (berries),chocolate and oak. The distillate already tasted in the bourbon cask is not overpowered by the sherry and gives away some apricots, citrus, spices and tart notes again.
    • Finish
      Long, fruits (berries), mocha and spices.

  27. wataya scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  28. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  29. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  30. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  31. svenske2015 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  32. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  33. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  34. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • 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.

  35. Falnor scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Quite the nice surprise to find this kind of quality at this age from this distillery!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  36. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  37. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I am not the biggest fan of heavily sherried whisky, but this is very nice, not as good as the last Kavalan Selection I have tasted, but for this price nice to add to your collection. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  38. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  39. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  40. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  41. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Thanks whisky79, I see someone changed that indeed :) 

  42. whisky79 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Hi Gaija, the whisky is not colored or chill filtered.

  43. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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 whiskys, 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 whiskys I’ve tried. Wonderful, and probably the best value for money whisky I’ve tried this year.

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/loch-lomond/inchmurrin-2003-whiskynerds/

  44. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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.

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