- Suggested retail price: $299
- Thursday, March 9 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce for $9
Invergordon is a relatively new player in the game of Scottish whisky. Invergordon Distillers was founded in 1960 to purchase the Invergordon grain distillery, the construction of which had only started the previous year. Its purpose was, and remains, to make fine grain whiskey in exceptional Coffey stills (a special kind of still).
The ownership has changed hands more than a few times and I won’t bore you with those details. Through it all, it became apparent that the particular Coffey stills at Invergorden were consistently turning out some of the best and most interesting grain whisky in Scotland. Grain fell quite out of favor in recent history, owing to the tremendous popularity of single malt.
While it’s true that most grain whisky is best used for blending, independent bottlers have long recognized the exceptional character of Invergordon. The very talented folks at Duncan Taylor (merchant) have been doing a fine job promoting this category in their Rare Auld Grain series.
Here we have a barrel of Invergorden that was distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2015 at 27 years in the barrel. I’m very excited to open a bottle with you this evening.
Next week in The Spirits Project
Red Breast 21 Irish vs Midleton Rare