What's in a name? Invergordon 46 Year Old 1966 Cask 4 (Adelphi) whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Invergordon 46 Year Old 1966 Cask 4 (Adelphi) whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Sweet nutmeg, vanilla and pine needles. Gooseberries, freshly sliced green apple.
Palate: Sweet, rich and mouth-filling with melon and caramel. Vanilla, marmalade.
Finish: Warming with milk chocolate and a hint of new leather.
This whisky changed my view of grain whisky and even scotch whisky in general. I've always thought grains to exude higher-toned flavors and this one is no exception. However, it is just mellow and smooth as can be while maintaining the brightness - a fascinating paradox. Extremely complex, hard-to-place. I tried it next to some (opposite-end-of-the spectrum) top proprietary malts - Glenfarclas 40 and Glenlivet 25. This one is just as complex and just as good a whisky in it's own weird world. I have become an old grain fan.
24th April 2014
If this is not served in Heaven, it shoud be
19th June 2013