So, a little bias disclaimer first. I really don’t like Inchgower. I’ve only tried two versions so far but I really didn’t like either. A bit like Cardhu, I just plain don’t like the style of spirit and try to stay away from it mostly.
It isn’t that interesting a distillery, just another workhorse Speysider, chugging away making a lot of whisky for Diageo blends like Bells. (shudders)
This version is from Diageo’s, slightly defunct Flora & Fauna range that seems to be being discontinued at an alarmingly slow pace.
Inchgower 14 Flora & Fauna 43%
Colour: Light Gold
Nose: Fresh and fruity, pastry and vanilla, sour green apple and lemon.
Taste: Sour, lots of fresh lemon juice, green apple, burnt pastry and vanilla develop, unpleasant development with more burnt oak into the finish.
Finish: Medium length. Very unpleasant. Really. Burnt oak and plastic.
Actually, it reminds me of Glen Moray mixed with Glenturret, and not in a good way! The nose is fine, but the finish is really disagreeable.
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65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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