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- Brand: Inchmurrin
- ABV: 45%
I had high expectations when I saw this on sale (But still expensive enough to be of decent quality) in a local supermarket. Single cask, decent abv, no colouring, no chill filtration and organic. Distilled in 2000, and bottled in 2009. So in other Words a quite Young Whisky, but I thought that 9 years might be ok, I mean why not when Talisker 10 is as great as it is. Had I looked closer at the label it would have seen that it was distilled at Loch Lomond, and the I would most likely have avoided it. Strangely the label says since 1814, which is slightly odd, as the distillery was built in 1965, and started distilling in 1966. Colour: Very light gold, pretty much what can be expected from a young whisky matured in American oak (I assume that means Bourbon casks, but it is not specified on the label). Nose: Not much happening here. Except for a littele malt, and something faintly rotten, it+s pretty much nonexsistant. Palate: Well this is where it all goes terribly wrong. Strong malty cereal, but the faintly rotten smell from the nose, REALLY rears up it´s ugly head now. Someone on the net described it a sewage Water, and I´m afraid I´m inclined to agree. Finish: Not very strong, but unfortunately fairly long and persistent. This is really vile swill. Last time I drank this, it took two resonably large Taliskers to remove the unplesant taste in my mouth. I will not in the foresseable future (Most likely never)ingest anything from Loch Lomond, if I can avoid it. They should be ashamed to relase such a product at the Price they demand for it. I can thinks of several unplesant blends at a third of the price, that I´d rather have than this. For instance I´d much prefer a dram of Ballantines Finest to Inchmurrin, although I would actually prefer nothing at all, if faced with these two choices. I had some friends drop by for some drams, and they hated it even more than I did. One of the best moment of the evening was when we poured the rest of the bottles contents down the kitchen sink.