Inchmurrin 18 Year Old

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We tried this particular expression at an Inchmurrin tweet tasting along with the Inchmurrin 12 and the Inchmurrin Madeira Finish. As I’ve mentioned in the post for the Inchmurrin 12, Inchmurrin is a line of expressions from the Loch Lomond Distillery which comes from two of its special pot stills with rectifier columns fitted instead of the typical swan necks. You may not recognize the bottle as they have recently re-branded their bottlings. I quite like the new look and I suspect quite a few punters will too.

Distillery: Loch Lomond

Age: 18 Year Old

ABV: 46%

Price: £83


 

TheMadVatter

Nose

Berry jam, prosciutto. The deck of a carrier ship, mechanical grease, dry salted cuttlefish, bit of pumpkin again, rubber gaskets.

Taste

Sweet jam then funky oily salty fish. Salmon roe and raw pumpkin seeds. Herbaceous like the smell of a wet mossy patch in a peat bog.

Finish

Slight mint or menthol, bitter caramel syrup. Cured fish again.

Rating

6.5

Afterthoughts

Like the Inchmurrin 12 it has a lot of that funky mechanical grease notes. Other people at the tweet tasting did not seem to get these notes so it may just be a personal thing. I recommend trying it first to see how you like it. I think it’s one of those love it or hate it kind of things.

 

AliceInWhiskyland

Nose

Cereals, hint of pear, fresh painted walls.

Taste

Bitter, dark cocoa, moving to dried berries, cranberry.

Finish

Bitter to finish. Like chewing vanilla bark.

Rating

5

Afterthoughts

A nice dram but too bitter for my palate.

 

 

Image at top taken from the Loch Lomond Group Website:

http://www.lochlomondgroup.com/brands/inchmurrin/

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