Maltbarn presented four new releases: Bunnahabhain 1987, Glen Garioch 1993, Auchentoshan 1992 and this Inchgower 1990.
Inchgower 24 yo 1990 (51,4%, Maltbarn 2015, bourbon cask, 135 btl.)
Nose: quite bright and fruity although a bit restrained as well. Some white grapes, lime, canary melon and white peach. Gummi bears. Freshly cut grass with a few white flowers. Something of lemon yoghurt and sugared green tea. Caraway seeds. A bit uncommon but far from unpleasant.
Mouth: again very bright and citrusy, with lime and pear, hints of vanilla and some floral notes. Green apples. Some oily notes and a little pepper. Sweet, creamy malt. Some liquorice and oak towards the end.
Finish: medium long, with lime and spices, including a light salty touch.
This Inchgower is a bit unconventional (aren’t they all?) but pretty good. Slightly winey in a (good) way and rather summery, I’d say. Around € 130.