Inchgower 1982, 57.2 – Malts of Scotland

After trying an Inchgower from 1982 by Duncan Taylor at last year’s Hielander Whisky Festival and being really enthousiastic about it, I got a few messages from people who had samples for me if I wanted them.

Well, who am I to turn down a good sample, especially from such a key year from a distillery?

Inchgower 1982 at Van Zuylen

Inchgower 1982 at Van Zuylen

Sniff:
Wood and spirit. So the two main elements of whisky are tackled. Straw, vanilla and other spices. Delicious bourbon cask influences. Rye bread, dark brown bread with all kinds of seeds. Also pastry cream and lots of wood (in a good way).

Sip:
Sharp with pepper and wood. Spices, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla. Never too much of anything. Still creamy with again, quite some wood. Lots of ‘difficult’ flavours.

Swallow:
The finish is beautiful and long with all flavours passing by once again. Lots of spices.

Do you sometimes have the idea that a whisky is out of your league? I have that with this one, as I had with the 1982 Inchgower by Duncan Taylor. Also with a 1982 Clynelish we had during the Blind Tasting Competition. Is it the year?

Anyway, this stuff is utterly delicious and very much worth the € 115 they ask for it. It’s available at Van Zuylen, and some shops in Germany.

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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3 Responses to Inchgower 1982, 57.2 – Malts of Scotland

  1. dtcscotch says:

    Hi there,
    Firstly thank you for giving Duncan Taylor a mention in this post, if you would like to receive samples to review our products please feel free to get in touch: karen@duncantaylor.com

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