Inchgower 27 Year Old Special Releases 2018 Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl
The first entry in Diageo's Special Releases for northern Speysider Inchgower, part of the 2018 edition of the range. Aged for 27 years in refilled American-oak hogsheads, this is a great example of the distillery's fruity and salty spirit – it's by the coast and the distillers swear the sea gives the spirit its salty tang.
Aged for almost three decades in American oak hogsheads, Inchgower 27 Year Old Special Releases 2018 is one of the special release editions from Diageo for 2018. This cask strength expression is full of body and character with a strength of 55.3% ABV, with 8,544 bottles having been yielded. On the nose, this dram is fresh and vibrant with lots of fruit and ginger as well as some pine and grass notes. The palate is quite oaky, with more fruit and some nuttiness and the finish features more nutty notes with some orange oil and marzipan.
The nose is fresh and lively, with pronounced notes of fruit and ginger as well as pine and grass. The taste is initially characterised by oak before fruity aspects assert themselves here as well, with nutty nuances that also determine the finish in combination with some orange oil and marzipan.