Inchgower 1975 (Maltbarn)

This Inchgower 1975 was bottled in 2013 but it hasn’t been released by Maltbarn until just now. It’s a strategy we saw before from this bottler, avoiding the moment when everyone seems to launch them and selling it when it’s not available any more.


Inchgower 1975 - MaltbarnInchgower 38 yo 1975 (47,3%, Maltbarn 2013, bourbon cask, 54 btl.)

Nose: starts waxy, with paraffin, linseed oil and polished oak, as well as some mint. Green apples, later also warmer fruits like melon, pear and pineapple. Soft passion fruits too. Hay. Subtle flowery notes. I love this kind of profile.

Mouth: rather mellow and creamy. Vanilla custard, honey and malty notes, alternating with tropical fruits like tangerine. Soft spices and herbs (ginger, chamomile, a pinch of salt) as well as some citrus green tea.

Finish: long, warm, on malty notes with oaky touches.

Very good Inchgower, on par with sister casks released in 2011-2013, in a warm, waxy and fruity style that’s hard to find these days. Around € 250.

Score: 90/100