The two new Inchmurrin bottles (also called ‘Law and Order’) selected by the Whisky Nerds are very popular, at the moment. It’s the talk of the town, and so far I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. But as lazy as I am or just too slow (you decide), I forgot to order the bottles on time and and now they are sold out almost everywhere. Fortunately, Roger offered me two samples so I had the chance to try them anyway. Thank you very much sir! 🙂

Both Inchmurrin bottles were distilled in 2013, one matured in a bourbon cask and the other one in a sherry cask. There will be a third release later this year, which will be a vatting of those two. Let’s start with the first one, the bourbon cask, a.k.a. ‘Order’.

This Inchmurrin has matured in a first-fill bourbon cask for 14 years and is bottled at 53,3% ABV. Cask no. 17/168-1.

Inchmurrin 2003 ‘Order’ tasting notes:

Nose: Wow nice! Some white fruits to start with: Green appels and overripe pears. Followed by nectarines. Some sweetness from icing-sugar.  A fresh pineapple and oranges. And then also vanilla combined with unripe bananas. With water: A little bit more tropical.

Taste: And again very fruity! Mandarins, oranges and pineapple again. Some vanilla here too. It’s very, very sweet with a sour undertone from lemons. A touch of ginger. Ending slightly peppery.

Finish: The finish is mid-long. Somewhat bitter from red grapefruit, but just an edge. Nice one!

Great quality, nice layers, and a very good selection of the Whisky Nerds. Well done. A big fat 90.

The review for Inchmurrin 2003 ‘law’ can be find here.

Picture: Whiskybase.