Invergordon 26yo Single Grain, 1st fill Bourbon Barrel
This cask bottling, distilled in May 1993, spent twenty-six years maturing in a 1st fill bourbon barrel. It was bottled at cask strength in November 2019 at 47.9% ABV. Cask #901839 yielded 124 bottles.
Nose: A warming nose that presents notes of vanilla ice cream, lemon sherbet, white tea, warm rubber, confectioner's sugar, and cooked plantains. After the first sip we detect pear skins and hints of brown sugar, and vanilla extract
Palate: Massive oily texture, chocolate covered vanilla ice cream bars, candy necklaces, lemon curd, tropical fruits (but the skins thereof), as the flavors build, so does the peppery aspect of the whisky; soft black pepper which is supported by cereals
Finish: The soft citrus notes remain and now we're presented with candied fennel seeds and a lasting milk chocolate and vanilla presence
On the label: Spend time with this dram and you'll be well rewarded. Opens with a classic Invergordon nose (vanilla and lemon notes) before warming towards plantains and pear skins. An oily palate with notes of lemon curd and rich grains finishes on milk chocolate with a hint more vanilla.