Quite a few G&M releases to review, and this one is the first in this batch. An inchgower distilled in 2002, aged in a refill sherry hogshead, and bottled at 46% for the Connoisseurs Choice series, and as a part of their ‘The Wood makes the Whisky’ campaign.
Nose: Rich malty notes, fruit cakes, orange, and a sour-ish note too (sherry, right?) , some raisin and bits of dried citrus peel candy, a wee smoke maybe too, with old wood casks sort of dunnage house mustiness, which is rather Interesting .
Palate: Nice sherry and some dried fruit compote (dig, sultana, prune) ,with touches of wood, honey, and malt, sweet wine, and toffee candy, orchard fruit as well.
Finish : Sweet stewed fruit and honey, raisin, smoke.
Summary : A very good dram indeed, nice musty touches on the nose, and lovely sherry infleunce there with enough depths for this age… not bad at all. Good work G&M.