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Inchgower Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Buckie, Banffshire, AB56 5AB Scotland
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Inchgower Rare Malt 27 Year Old Single Malt ScotchThe Inchgower Distillery is situated near the mouth of the River Spey and by the fishing village of Buckie and near Cullen. It was founded in 1871 by Alexander Wilson & Co Ltd. Alexander was the nephew of the founder of the Tochineal Distillery, John Wilson. Inchgower was built to replace Tochineal after it was closed due to shortage of water. The location of Inchgower supplied plentiful water from the Letter Burn and Aultmore springs.

Inchgower Distillery was considered a model distillery at the time. Alfred Barnard visited the distillery in 1885 and made these comments: "... is of handsome elevation… the buildings which are of stone and slate are erected in the form of an oblong quadrangle and cover nearly four acres of ground…. A modern work, and is fitted up with all the latest improvements of machinery and vessels."

In 1903, Inchgower was liquidated. In the 1930s, it was purchased along with the family home at Arradoul House by the Buckie Town Council for £1000. In 1936, it was purchased by Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. reputedly for £4000 which included the manager's house and seven cottages. Guinness acquired Arthur Bell & Sons in 1985. Today the brand owner is Diageo. Inchgower

The majority of production from Inchgower contributes to Bell's, Johnny Walker and White Horse blended whiskies. Just 1% of Inchgower is sold as a single malt. Inchgower offers a malt of complex aroma and fruity, spicy taste with a hint of salt.

Bottles of Inchgower feature the distillery symbol of an Oyster Catcher, a bird that is an annual visitor to the area.

INCHGOWER 14 YEAR OLD
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Inchgower 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky  
INCHGOWER 14 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Nose: Light and shy to start with. A bit sharp. Lemon zest. Then moves to sweet, delicate fruit. Lemon meringue pie. A whiff of sea-breeze.

Palate: Grassy, dessert-like with a contrasting note of pleasant sourness. Chewy. Spices burst out quite energetically. Ginger.

Finish: Long-lasting. Spicy dryness.

Comment: A bit restrained initially, then unveils a charming vibrant sweetness. Well-balanced.

Tasting Notes by Martine Nouet

 

 

INCHGOWER 1993
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY - CONNOISEURS CHOICE - GORDON & MACPHAIL

Buy Inchgower 1993 Connoiseurs Choice Single Malt Scotch Whisky by Gordon & Machail Here!  Photo Courtesy of Master of Malt  
INCHGOWER 1993 CONNOISEURS CHOICE - GORDON & MACPHAIL

Colour: Straw

WITHOUT WATER
Nose: Fragrant and very floral with delicate sweetness.

Palate: Spicy - hint of ground pepper and a very subtle peppermint influence.

Finish: Short and mouth warming.

WITH WATER
Nose: Prominent wood and malty notes with more delicate vanilla and fruity notes also.

Palate: More mellow with a heavy influence of sweet creamy caramel.

Finish: Short

Body: Light

Cask Type: Refill American Hogshead



Tasting Notes by Gordon & Macphail

Inchgower Whisky Distillery
Inchgower Distillery

Inchgower Distillery was built in 1871 and refitted in 1966. The number of stills was increased from 2 to 4 which increased capacity. Capacity per year is 2,200,000 litres.

Inchgower is an operational distillery, however, there is no visitor centre.

Below is information taken directly from the Inchgower Distillery leaflet - Courtesy of Diageo Scotland:

"Inchgower was built in 1871 as a model distillery, with its main production buildings, including a carpenter's shop, cooperage and smiddy, and warehouses forming a quadrangle, and a row of worker's cottages leading out to the main road."


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