Whisky Type: Single Malt
Age: 27 Year Old
Barrels used in the Aging: Refil American oak hogsheads
Bottle Size: 700ml
As well as producing whisky for various blends, Inchgower are pretty astute at making their own single malts. Take this 27-Year-Old bottle, for example, that was made available in 2018 as part of Diageo’s Special Release series. It’s a phenomenal expression, distilled in American oak casks and even bottled at cask strength. It’s another rare one, with only 8,544 bottles released, and that was two years ago. 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
Cedar and clove, black tea and aromatics, the finish is smooth yet spicy. Hearty and comforting and rich in promise.