Douglas McGibbon Inchgower Tasting Notes

Posted: October 22, 2011 in Inchgower, Scotch Whisky H-Z

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Inchgower 2008 (7 year old) 46%

sample received at 59.75%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV1144/ Dist Mar 2008 Btl: June 2015/ Tasted: Dec 2015

An intense, peppery and barley’d nose with hints of herbs and manure. A little feinty/ rubbery note develops along with a touch of white liquorice.

The palate is young and intense with hints of barley, white fruit and spice. Pretty simple and slightly feinty on the middle. Short and peppery.

With water the nose is a little sweeter with a subtle lemonade-like character and thankfully not as feinty now! The palate also displays a little more sweetness and is longer with lingering white fruit and white liquorice.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Inchgower 1999 (12 year old) 46%

Sherry/ Code: PRV0736/ Dist Apr 1999 Btl: Oct 2011/ Tasted: Oct 2011

Good grief! The nose reeks of Bovril! Seriously malty and spicy with hints of amontillado sherry cask. I have to say that the spirit doesn’t feel quite integrated with the cask and has a noticeable botanical youthfulness to it.

Quite dry, leading off with the Bovril-esque character. Again quite malty (obviously!) with plenty of spices and sweetly toffee’d-sherried dried fruit on the middle. Better integration on the palate and a good length with a pure spice flecked muscovado sugar finish.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Inchgower 1999 (12 year old) 46%

Sherry/ Code: PRV0762/ Dist Apr 1999 Btl: Jan 2012/ Tasted: Jan 2012

Soft, oily and slightly industrial. There are vague hints of well used sherry cask, burnt toffee, nuts and murky, earthy notes. The palate is sweeter and gristier but still slightly industrial, however it moves in a pulpy, spicy, tequila-esque manner. In fact it has a distinct agave flavour. Good length but it’s still rather hard work.

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