Loch Lomond

Inchmurrin 15 Years Old 1996 Signatory Vintage (43%, Signatory, Refill Butts #24+25, 1409 Bottles, 2012)

Inchmurrin 15 Years Old 1996 Signatory Vintage Cask 24+25

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 43%
  • Age: 15 Years old
  • Bottling: Signatory Vintage, Refill Butts #24+25, 1409 Bottles
  • Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £discontinued
  • Origin: Loch Lomond distillery
  • Vintage: 1996

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What they say

Produced by Loch Lomond in the Highlands, Inchmurrin whisky is another string to the distillery’s busy bow. This Signatory bottling of Inchmurrin was aged for 16 years in casks 24 & 25.

What I say

Distilled 18th November 1996 and matured in a pair of refill sherry butts #24 & #25 for 15 years before bottling on 5th November 2012 (just a couple of weeks under 16 Years Old?) by Signatory as part of their Vintage Collection. Produced 1409 bottles at 43% ABV.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Light champagne gold (4/20), slow, medium tears with thick legs.
  • Nose: Fruity, white grape, apple, pear, peach, apricot, sweet honey, honey glaze (meat?), syrup, cereal barley, yeasty bread and beer, grassy, dry, coloured chalk dust, vanilla and coconut.
  • Taste: Dessert/pudding, fruit and vanilla custard, stewed and sweetened apple, pear, apricot medley, mixed like fruit puree, shortcrust pastry, fruit pies, suger, honey, syrup, caramel, fudge, woody oak, medium bodied, slightly fizzy like Champage or Prosecco with thicker malt.
  • Finish: Medium, sherbet lemons, barley sugars, sweet and citric sour, rich syrupy base.

Overall

Very nice, not too challenging but very little peat influence I could detect.

Score 83/100

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