Whisky Type: Single Malt
Age: 27 Year Old
Maturation: Refil American oak hogsheads
Availability: 8,544 bottles released globally
Bottle Size: 700ml
As well as producing whisky for various blending houses, Inchgower are pretty astute at making single malts bottled under their own name. Take this 27-Year-Old bottle, made available in 2018 as part of Diageo’s Special Release series. It’s a phenomenal expression, matured in American oak casks and bottled at cask strength. The palate has plenty of character, with a wealth of notes including oak, apples and nutmeg. A truly unique offering.
Flavour Profile: Nose
Dry and flavoursome overall, the tasting is reminiscent of a dusty barn, filled with barrels of fresh, ripe fruit, sawdust and hay. Notes of walnuts, burnt toffee and vanilla enter too with a surprising tone of sweet melon at the finish.
Flavour Profile: Palate
A surprisingly sweet start of fruit compote soon gives way to a cooler, pricklier experience. Dry and crisp developing into a pithier, charred bitterness with an undercurrent of dark chocolate and at points grapeskin acidity.
Flavour Profile: Finish
Dry and crisp developing into a pithier, charred bitterness with an undercurrent of dark chocolate and at points grapeskin acidity.
. Hearty and comforting and rich in promise.