- Brand: Invergordon
- ABV: 46.9%
Invergordon was founded in 1959 and is the only grain distillery not to be found in the Lowlands. The owners are Whyte & Mackay who also own Dalmore which is only the proverbial stone’s throw away. Between 1965 and 1977, the 80 acre terrain also housed a small malt distillery by the name of Ben Wyvis. But I digress. For it is high time to announce that Manny and I discovered this exceptional bourbon cask of grain whisky from 1988 and after a brief encounter with the liquid decided on the spot that we wanted to bottle this for MMM. It is just shy of being thirty years old. It appeared in our Galaxy Series and got the Moon on the label.
Typical for a well matured grain, this nose offers up unripe bananas and white chocolate, upholstered with some wood glue and vanilla. It is full and round with some creamy coconut, popcorn and honey.
A luscious sweetness with some cinnamon gives it a candy-like quality, but without becoming sticky. Some tropical fruits emerge. Think pineapple, mango and apricots.
While the finish is on the short side, it still offers up a vaguely spicy and sweet death.
Grain whisky can be so beautiful if matured on great wood. This one spent almost three decades in a wonderful bourbon cask. We are absolutely over the moon (get it?) with this one. It is also the oldest whisky that Manny and I have bottled so far. Cost is 115 EUR and it is limited to only 50 bottles.