Bought: Online Whisky Auction, 20th May 2015
Whenever I read about old versions of Inchmurrin, I wonder if the whisky was created so people would realise what bad whisky really tastes like. A benchmark of badness to work up from. Tasting events across the globe had attendees remarking “at least it’s not as awful as an Inchmurrin”. A reviewer on Whiskybase summaries this whisky with “a very light new make spirit, tamed down to the level of super bland.” Oh dear!
In fairness to Loch Lomond distillery who produce the Inchmurrin, they’ve worked hard in recent years to improve their quality of spirit and packaging. Back in 2006 the Whisky Bible rated the Inchmurrin 10yo 81/100 but in 2015 the 12yo & 15yo bottles get marks in the mid to high 80s. The latest Inchmurrin 18yo scores 92.5/100, which classifies it as ‘brilliant’. It’s on my wishlist. I’ll be interested in comparing the old Inchmurrin to the new.