Onto the next one… the second review for today will cover the Invergordon 1988 ‘Caribbean Creme’. So here we have another grain whisky distilled in 1988 by Invergordon and bottled in 2014 by Wemyss Malts, just like the Invergordon 1988 ‘Lemon Cheesecake’ I reviewed earlier today. Having said this, both of them are single casks releases, so there should be some differences between the two.
|Name:||Invergordon 1988 ‘Lemon Cheesecake’|
|Age:||26 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Grain Whisky|
|Number of bottles:||171|
Whipped cream with peaches and pineapples, strewn with shredded coconut and laced with fresh mint leaves. Also hints of lemons are to be found. Some vanilla marshmallows and fresh pencil shavings in the back.
Creamy and surprisingly strong with quite a bit of alcohol burn. However very sweet with caramel popcorn and a big portion of vanilla creme. Candied Ginger. Hints of tropical fruits. A bit bitter around the edges with lemon zest and grapefruits.
Long and warming. Again candied ginger. A whiff of black pepper.
The light and fresh aroma reminds me of summer, whereas the more powerful and punchy taste gives me the feeling of winter… What a wonderful combination! Although I think a few more years in the cask would have not hurt. Be that as it may, yet another absolute convincing single grain release from Wemyss.
Score: 86 / 100