- Brand: Invergordon
- ABV: 59.9%
‘Waffles and Maple Syrup’. That’s the name Charles McLean and the tasting panel gave this 30 years old grain from Invergordon. That leaves little to the imagination, obviously. Let’s see if I agree.
Yup, that’s bulls-eye. Waffles with maple syrup is the first thing that comes to mind when I put my nose in the glass. Underneath I also find notes of hay, vanilla and almond shavings. I do not think I would have called this a grain if nosed blind.
I would on the palate though. Because now I get those typical notes of pencil shavings, vanille galore, digestive cookies, corn on the barbecue. And a lovely pinch of pepper, making my mouth nicely warm. The influence of the sherry cask is clear but remains subtle. This is actually quite good.
The finish is warm and long with lots of oak spices.
More than just a good grain. Thanks for the sample, Gunther.