Inchgower 14 Year Old Flora & Fauna Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
This 14-year-old single malt whisky is a conundrum, in which the aromatics, and even the flavour, change continually. This is a complex and interesting mix with a sweet palate and bitter finish.
Serving Suggestion: Inchgower works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.
Medium bodied and mouth filling.
Rich and deep and a hint of toffee. After a while offers some short-crust pastry and fruit, like greengage tart or damson pie. Then it settles and becomes lighter and vaguely 'gun-metal' - a mix of metal, gun oil and cordite, but all very faint. With water, it freshens up but gives little away. For a time there is an unmistakable scent of horse chestnuts - green and nutty - but after a while, it becomes much sweeter and more floral, like acacia honey.
Sweet overall, but also curiously mouth-drying, with some salt and traces of oil.
A saccharine-bitter finish that leaves an aftertaste of almonds.