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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Tuesday, 26 February 2013


I've tasted a few grain whiskies on here before, but this is the first Invergordon grain I'll be reviewing.

Invergordon is a large industrial complex located north of Inverness and in business sense maybe a strange place for a large grain distillery as most of its product will go into blends and that's usually done in/near the Edinburgh or Glasgow area.

40 million liters of grain spirit is produced each year at Invergordon - quite a bit!

Let's try this grain whisky distilled in the same year as The Beatles and The Temptations were big hits!

Invergordon 1965 40yo (xx.12.1965/xx.10.2006) 50,3%, ex-bourbon cask#15514, 238 bottles, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld

Colour is light amber

Coconut - as is often very evident in these old grains - tropical fruits, mango, peach, even raspberries, almonds (marzipan)

Cake creme (custard), a little caramel, mildly spicy, burnt bbq sauce, vanilla and ginger. A relative short finish for such an old whisky, but grains have a tendency to lack in that department.

Still, a pretty good old grain, I think - 86/100!

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