Inchgower 6yr Whisky Shop

Inchgower 6yr Whisky Shop

Inchgower 6yr

Mashtun notes:

Most of the whisky produced from Inchgower goes into Bell’s blended whisky so we were intrigued to taste it on its own. The distillery itself is classed as a southern Speyside and it sits just south of the town of Buckie. This whisky is part of the Glenkeir Treasures collection bottled exclusively for The Whisky Shop. The initial nose had a ‘wee sting’ but that subsided to reveal sweet citrus notes mixed with cut grass and herbs. The palate was initially sweet and almost grain like. It also had light flowery notes, a citrus zest, and a hint of liquorice. The finish was dry with hints of oak but so short it was almost non-existent. The colour was light gold and the texture was equally light, to the point where we didn’t add any water for fear of drowning it.

This was our first Inchgower and for us it just didn’t have enough going on. Don’t get us wrong, it wasn’t a bad whisky per say, just not that interesting. We all agreed we’d love to taste it after another 6 years of maturation so it certainly had something.

Inchgower 6yr Whisky Shop

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This Inchgower 6 year old was distilled in February 2008.

 Notes: 40% ABV – Around £16 per 20cl bottle at time of tasting.

Inchgower 6yr Whisky Shop

Nose:

Wee sting on the nose and sharp to begin with. Turns sweet with notes of freshly cut grass

Palate:

Sweet and grain like with a hint if liquorice. It was actually surprisingly smooth

Finish:

Short with practically no kick or lingering affect

Colour:

Light gold

Texture:

Oily

Air:

Removes burn from nose

Water:

Didn’t add any

Overall comments:

My first Inchgower and I can see why they use it in Bells as it’s light and sweet. I could actually taste a little Bells off this but maybe that was my subconscious! I’d like to try it once it’s 12 years old as it was a bit light and uninteresting for me.

Inchgower 6yr Whisky Shop

Nose:

Grassy notes, hay bales, pear drops, liquorice

Palate:

A little spicy, medium-dry, light with subtle fruit notes

Finish:

Fairly short, dry aftertaste

Colour:

Pale yellow-amber

Texture:

Light

Air:

Not a lot

Water:

Didn’t add any

Overall comments:

This was underwhelming: the nose is quite pleasing but very little happening on the palate.

Inchgower 6yr Whisky Shop

Nose:

Lemon and other citrus fruits. Spicy wood with a malty wiff

Palate:

Light, flowery, and a hint of citrus zest

Finish:

More zest with a definite taste of timber

Colour:

Light gold

Texture:

Light

Air:

Reduces the zest on the nose and brings out malt

Water:

I did add some but wish I hadn’t, easily drowned

Overall comments:

It’s a little bit light for me.

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