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Whisky Review – Cadenhead’s Inchmurrin 1974 41 Year Old (BTC 2015 Day 16)

As soon as I opened dram 16 of the competition, I knew it’s something special but I had no idea how nasty Ewald can be. With my guess I went for Cadenhead Littlemill 23yo but instead of basking in the light of my new 100 points, we got another Loch Lomond whisky (a different brand so somehow it’s legal) and I was left with an utter surprise and zero points.

How big of a land mine is that dram? It doesn’t even have a whiskybase.com page! Oh well, I did guess the bottler correctly!

Cadenhead’s Inchmurrin 1974 41 Year Old (47%)

cadenhead inchmurrin 1974 41yoNose: Sweet honey, a tad floral and perfume-y, chalk and a bit of dust, sometimes it feels chiseled (as serge says), remote stone fruit, apricots, unripe yellow plums, nails polish. With water: less dusty/chalk and fruitier. Continue reading

Whisky Review: Inchfad 2001 6 Year Old (Loch Lomond) (BTC 2015 Day 6)

I failed miserably with Day 5 and didn’t score any points so I hoped to reverse the course with this lightly peated dram. It was a confusing experience tasting it as at first it’s very subdued and then opens up to reveal a very gentle peated expression with a touch of sherry notes. I thought it’s probably some older Islay whisky and I went for 22 yo Caol Ila 43% and as expected, it was totally wrong. Who would have thought that a decent whisky can come out from Loch Lomond and at that infant age.

Inchfad 2001 6 Year Old (Loch Lomond) (45%, 375 bottles)

inchfad 2001 6yo loch lomond

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