Inchgower 27 Year Old
70cl / 55.3%
Special Releases 2018
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
The first entry in Diageo's Special Releases for northern Speysider Inchgower, part of the 2018 edition of the range. Aged for 27 years in refill American-oak hogsheads, this is a great example of the distillery's fruity and salty spirit – it's by the coast and the distillers swear the sea gives the spirit its salty tang.
Inchgower 27 Year Old Reviews
Tasting note by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Fruit and spice with lime boiled sweets and waxy apples. Sweet icing and light fruit cake hide behind, studded with a handful of nuts.
Palate: Sweet and creamy. Apple puree is dusted with cinnamon and sawdust. A touch of brine develops along with orchard and citrus fruit: fresh apple, crunchy pear and sweet orange.
Finish: A touch of sichuan pepper numbness, soft spice and lingering apple.
Comment: Classic Speyside with a pinch of salt. I don’t put too much truck in the 'salty whiskies come from by the sea' theory, but it seems to work here.