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Invergordon 10 Year Old Single Grain

Chemical Coconut

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

30th Jan 2016


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  • Brand: Invergordon
  • ABV: 43%

We try a standard bottling from Invergordon, their 10 Year Old at 43%. Invergordon is the only grain distillery in Scotland that cannot be found in the Lowlands. I have tried some older Invergordon before (25, 42 and 48 years old), but never such a young one. The expectations are, to be honest, quite low.

The nose is fairly spirity and green, if you know what I mean. Reminds me a bit of candy sugar. Some coconut, but rather a chemical variety than the actual fruit. Gummi candy. It has a metallic side, as if it was poured from a can. A bit of gooseberries and some vanilla. Not very grand, I must say. On the contrary.

The arrival is rather watery and astringent. Ouch, it even turns bitter and sour from the very start. Very alcoholic. The vanilla and gooseberries return and are joined by some white pepper, quinine and aniseed, only to fall completely apart.

The finish is medium long, but sweet and sour, which is not very much to my liking.

Well, this is one of the least interesting single grains I have tried so far. Not worthy of your time. It clearly needs a lot more time to develop.


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