Inchmurrin 2003 14 Years Old Sauternes Finish
As you may have noticed on this blog, on my Instagram-account or elsewhere, I’ve been going down a bit of a Loch Lomond/Inchmurrin rabbit hole of late. I’ve another one to review, a single cask Inchmurrin 2003 14 Years Old, finished for a very short period (a few months) in a Sauternes cask. This was bottled exclusively for The Netherlands.
Inchmurrin 2003 14 Years Old Sauternes Finish (52,9%, OB, C#16/303-5)
Nose: Syrupy with a good amount of caramel custard, butterscotch and honey. Also fruity notes of orange peel, nectarine and, surprisingly, some strawberries too. I don’t find those too often in a whisky. Extremely gentle, yet voluptuous.
Taste: Very creamy and syrupy, with lots of room for those Inchmurrin fruits to shine. Mandarines, grapefruit and tangerines. The fruits mix well with caramel and honey, but there’s also a place reserved for spices like ginger and pepper.
Finish: Lingers on sweet and fruity notes. Medium in length.
Plenty of sweetness, so you might need a sweet tooth to really enjoy this whisky. Although I don’t feel the sweet Sauternes dominates too much. There’s enough room for other flavours and aromas.
Sample provided by De Monnik Dranken
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.