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Located on the coast of the speyside region this distillery produces a salty appetising spirit that deserves to be appreciated more widely in my opinion.
This particular expression forms part of Diageo’s Flora and Fauna range so christened by the late Michael Jackson for the range of Scottish wildlife portrayed on the labels. Inchgower has an oyster catcher on the label which is quite apt.
The aroma is quite savoury in theme, not sure how something can smell salty, but there is more than a whiff of sea air in the nose. There are some more usual speyside notes too including vanilla, apple, and some white wine.
The mouth feel is unexpectedly full, salty and spicy. The spice is a rich combination of ginger like heat, cinnamon and coriander (seeds). The spicy flavours if anything improve through the finish with a salty dryness towards the end.
This dram is a perfect aperitif before something hot and spicy, curry or chilli.