Review: Inchmurrin 18 Years Old

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Loch Lomond distillery

Bottling: Official

ABV: 46%

Cost: £77.00 for 70cl

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What they say:

Inchmurrin Whisky is distilled in the unique stills that give the whisky its light floral and grassy notes. As whisky has been aged in wood for 18 years it brings out sweeter more woody notes from the character of the casks. During that period Tommy Wallace was our master cooper, he was responsible for selecting the best casks in which to lay down this wonderfully characterful liquid.

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What I say:

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The 4th and final dram from the #InchmurrinWhisky Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve @TheWhiskyWire and @LochLomond3. This 18 Year old represents the pinnacle of the current Inchmurrin range and returns to the same recipe as the 12 Year Old expression using 3 types of ex-bourbon cask.

Colour:

autumnal amber gold (11/20) slow forming fine tears leave med-fine legs

Nose:

Sweet, honey, vanilla, leather glove, cocoa dusted almonds, spice mace, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, milk chocolate and coconut, bounty bars, salt caramel, dark cherry kirsch and black forest gateaux

Palate:

Salty nut almond & hazelnut butter, linseed oil, fudge, caramel, honey, vanilla egg custard, nutmeg, cinnamon, milk chocolate, leather and sweat

Finish:

Long sweet honey and nut with dusty and chalky spices, sweet latte coffee.

Overall:

My favourite of the evening, a real after-dinner dram especially with the chocolate, black forest gateaux and latte coffee notes in here.

Score: 86/100

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