Berrys' Own Selection

Inchgower

1980

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 62
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Specifications
Brand: Inchgower, Berrys' Own Selection, Berry Bros. & Rudd
Expression: 1980
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Plenty of stone fruit and vanilla. A Viognier like fleshy peachiness as well as a certain oiliness, but it's peaches from a parallel universe. Fruit, Jim, but not quite as we know it. Mature, with a flor-like nuttiness. Yeasty. It's all intriguingly odd.
Palate: Great age on show here, manages to balance the oak with a toffee-ed depth.
Finish: Nut shell.
Comment: Just lacks a little length. Not as pure as the 74, but I like its weirdness.
7.8
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Both jammy and meaty, think of venison and redcurrant jelly. Water turned it a bit grubby, but this note settled to become like an earthy, forest floor. Some sweet, wine-like fruitness is there too.
Palate: Sweet and jammy, then drying.
Finish: Tannic, with a dry and husky, aftertaste like you get when you chew peated barley.
Comment: Choose the 1974 over this one, although if you are a fan of sherry cask led malt this may be your thing.
7.3
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Inchgower Distillery, Buckie, Banffshire, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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