INVERGORDON First Fill Sherry Butt Eldvat. 55,5%
Single Grain Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 19764
Located 5 kilometres from Dalmore, in the Northern Highlands, the Invergordon distillery was created in 1959. Six years later, a malt distillery, Ben Wyvis, was attached to it, but then dismantled in 1977. This version, distilled in 2006 and aged in a sherry oak cask, notably reveals the fragrance of old books seasoned with light smoke. The citrus fruit and spices also hold the key to the complexity of the aromatic and flavour palette of this venerable single grain whisky.
Single Cask #SEO36 - Sherry Butt LMDW world exclusive Profile: complex and precise, notes of grapefruit monopolise the nose. The mid-palate is saline and peppery. It gradually becomes liquoricey, mentholated and spicy (cardamom).
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- Appearance : golden yellow with glints of old gold.
- Nose : fine, subtle. With a rare precision, notes of yellow grapefruit monopolize the initial nose. It then develops with ripe fruit and fresh walnuts. Allowed to breathe, beeswax spreads across the sides of the glass, while notes of liquorice and vanilla converge in the heart of the aromatic palette. Coming full circle, it lingers with notes of orange zest.
- Palate : creamy, balanced. The attack shows a very surprising, youthful character. The same citrus fruits from the nose help to control this ebullience. The midpalate is undeniably saline and peppery. It gradually becomes liquoricey, mentholated and spicy (cardamom). With remarkable ease, it then becomes more heady and syrupy (almond sweets).
- Overall : with impressive length, the finish reveals a huge range of spices, including pepper, star anise, cloves, nutmeg and even ginseng. With great chocolatey sweetness, the retro-nasal olfaction counterbalances their energy. The empty glass is delicately woody and vanilla-scented.
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