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07 Sep 2013

Inchgower 1985 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Inchgower

This is the fourth an last new expression in the Stamps series. Inchgower 1985, 28 years old.

 

Inchgower 1985 Whisky Agency StampsInchgower 28 yo 1985 (53,8%, The Whisky Agency ‘Stamps’ 2013, refill hogshead, 266 btl.)

Nose: starts on acacia honey and almond paste. Hazelnuts. Also something of waxed oak and gooseberries. Maybe a little coconut butter. Soft vanilla. Some leafy notes in the distance. A fairly rounded and integrated profile in which nothing stands out much, but quite enjoyable overall. Mouth: again sweet marzipan notes but also grassier notes now, some peppery heat and traces of oak. Lemon zest. Herbal notes. Some bitter oranges and liquorice wood. Finish: long, still fairly herbal (on the edge of medicinal). Some oaky and a hint of salt.

I’ve never had an easy-going Inchgower, there’s always a funny twist. Of course this makes them really interesting. Around € 160.

Score: 87/100

Inchgower 1985 (Whisky Agency) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-09-07

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