Invergordon 1988 ‘Lemon Cheesecake’ (Wemyss Malts)

Tasty Tastings Episode 43

Grain whisky seems to be the unloved stepbrother of malt whisky, often rejected due to its role as a cheap-to-make filler in blends. This seems a bit unfair to me. A well-made single grain is a real enrichment to every whisky cabinet, at least in my opinion.

And that’s why I want to review two single grains from Invergordon today, both bottled by Wemyss Malt. For the start I picked the Invergordon 1988 ‘Lemon Cheesecake’, the first ever single grain release from Wemyss. But first I want to thank my buddy Thorsten for providing me with a sample to review.


Invergordon 1988 'Lemon Cheesecake' (Wemyss Malts)

Invergordon 1988 ‘Lemon Cheesecake’ (Wemyss Malts)









Name: Invergordon 1988 ‘Lemon Cheesecake’
Bottler: Wemyss Malts
Vintage: 1988
Bottled: 2014
Age: 26 Years Old
Category: Single Grain Whisky
Distillery: Invergordon
Cask Type: Barrel
Number of bottles: 220
Strength: 46.0% Vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


A light and fluffy cheesecake with lemon topping. Mouthwatering sweet. A bit of sawdust. Dark fruits with vanilla. Hints of almonds.


Smooth, creamy and almost thick. Tropical fruits with a lot of caramel sauce. Lemon juice with sugar cane. Gets spicier with cinnamon and traces of pepper.


Long and sweet with a light oak dryness. Again tropical fruits, lemon and caramel.


This is a fine example of a well aged grain whisky from Invergordon – light and summer-like with a refreshing lemony touch. A well done debut single grain from Wemyss.

Score: 85 / 100


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