The fifteenth Invergordon bottling already from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Since a few years they come with an age statement, in this case a huge sales asset as you don’t see 42 years old grains every day.
Invergordon 42 yo
(48%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2017, Batch #15, 665 btl.)
Nose: typical warm, varnished grain whisky. Tinned pineapple, hints of guava and caramel cream. Vanilla custard. Bananas flambéed and rummy notes – Barbados style. Some charred oak provides a spicy backbone.
Mouth: less sweet than expected, there is quite a lot of oak influence with pepper and clove, some grassy notes and polished oak furniture. Hints of menthol and resinous notes. Leather and cinnamon. Dark chocolate.
Finish: not too long, but nicely warming, with some pepper, a slight alcohol edge and hints of coconut flakes.
A nice old grain whisky, with a luscious fruity nose and quite some oak spices on the palate. Above all it’s very fairly priced compared to similar indie bottlings. Recommended. Around € 120 (50 cl bottle), still available from Master of Malt.