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Inchgower 28 Year Old 1982 Malts of Scotland cask 6969

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

15th Dec 2013


Inchgower 28 Year Old 1982 Malts of Scotland cask 6969
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Ha, triplets! This Inchgower was also distilled on 30th June 1982, but bottled by Malts of Scotland in February 2011, so about 8 months behind the Bladnoch sister casks #6965 and #6966. The alcohol percentage is a lot higher, which makes me suspect the Bladnoch Forum releases were cut.

Loads of grasses and flowers on the nose, but it seems tobe warmer than the Bladnoch Forum bottlings. The fruit seems stewed. Nice hint of woodsmoke and a good salty lining. Something that reminds me of farmer butter. The spices are very outspoken. Mint, ginger and liquorice. Hints of thym. Powerful fella! After a while, some coconut milk and loads of vanilla emerge. Adding water brings out its herbal side.

Despite the higher ABV, it is less alcoholic than the twins. Creamier, yes. The coconut milk returns. Very spicy on the palate. A veritable spice bomb. Curry, ginger, liquorice, pepper and nutmeg. Even some mustard seeds. Citrus is the fruity note, both lemon and lime. Pretty zesty too. Midpalate, the oak raises its voice. Nice bitterness. Towards the end, though, it turns pretty floral. Lavender? Parma violets? All within the acceptable, though. Adding water does make it a lot more pleasant, so I can only recommend diluting it.

Very long finish, in which the oak and the silt do not offer any chance to the fruit.

Uncut, this is a very pleasant whisky, but add a teaspoon of water and it becomes a feast. Inchgower is fast rising in my hit list. Around 115 EUR.

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