Bought – Justminiatures, 13th November 2013
Inchgower – a whisky distillery in Scotland, not to be confused with a very small, former England cricket captain. I’ll be surprised if David Gower has ever drunk any Inchgower, or played cricket on many goat’s meadows, which is the meaning of the word ‘inchgower’. But if he’s ever drunk Bell’s then he’s experienced a hint of Inchgower as it’s one of the malts used in the blend.
The most commonly available single malt from Inchgower is a 14yo by Flora & Fauna. The miniature I have is one of the Connoisseurs Choice range by Gordon & MacPhail (G&M). They have a newer version available now, distilled in 1997, so I’ll be drinking old stock with this one. But from the review comments it looks like good stuff, described as “clean” and “really pleasant drink”. The review in the Whisky Bible 2009 says “sharp as a knife with the malt bristling with attitude. Pleasant, not without the odd dirty moment but with no shortage of muscovado sugar, either.”
84.2/100 on Whiskybase is a very good score albeit for the 70cl version. My miniature has the code JH/BAA printed on the back of the label and I know from the G&M coding that ‘JH’ means it’s bottled in 2008. This allowed me to find the correct bottle on Whiskybase and Malt Maniacs.
Here’s Ben of ‘A Dram A Day’ with his review on You Tube (November 2016):