Review: Inchmurrin 18 Years Old (bottled 2013)
Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Loch Lomond Distillery
Bottling: Loch Lomond Group
Cost: £62.50 from Master of Malt [sold out]
What they say:
Very exciting indeed, this is a very modern and smart-looking release of 18 year old Inchmurrin from the Loch Lomond distillery. It was aged in bourbon casks and comes without chill-filtration or caramel colouring. It’s also one of, if not the, oldest malt from Loch Lomond we’ve yet come across. Great stuff.
Nose: Fruity, zesty aromas. Hints of caramel, malt and lychee. Orange rinds.
Palate: Candied lemon and tropical fruit, with a core development of sweet vanilla and gingerbread. An incredibly fruity little whisky, just building away on fruit ‘n’ nut chocolate bars.
Finish: Long, warming finish. Stem ginger and pineapple.
What I say:
Sampled during #TheDramTeam Launch event on 7th July 2016. This is the ‘old’ bottling of Inchmurrin 18 Years Old matured in ex-bourbon casks, replaced in 2015 with Inchmurrin 18 Years Old ~ 46% (Loch Lomond Group)
Sauternes gold (8/20) , slow medium-sized tears, finer legs
Sweet, slightly chalky with white chocolate, vanilla essence, pineapple cubes, foam banana sweeties and caramel, sweet coconut/gorse flower scent
Very zesty, lemon rinds, tropical pineapple, mango, kiwi, slightly bitter cocoa, creamy vanilla, golden barley, ginger nut biscuits, spiced white pepper and cinnamon, ginger and lemon curd,
Medium, fruity, sweet & sour, bitter and peppery woody oak
Very pleasant, a little sharp and bitter in places, surprising for a whisky of this age and ABV.
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