This is a 13 year Inchgower that was bottled as part of the Manager’s Dram series and bottled at 58.9% ABV.
Nose: Whoa – this is a strange one. Funky old wooden furniture that’s been sitting in a musty basement, dusty old books, passion fruit, tart cherries, pineapple, cardboard that’s been sitting damp for a long time.
Palate: Settles down here a bit with chocolate, cherries, heavily spiced oak taking on a bitter profile toward rear palate, old cardboard. Heat is quite strong here.
Finish: Bitter and lacking – subtle oak with the rest fading quickly.
Rating: 83/100 – Nose took me by surprise but certainly is unique. Sadly the palate/finish don’t live up to its quirkiness.
Value for the money: I think this retailed for close to $200 on TWE when it came out, and I would pass on it at that price.