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Inverleven Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes

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Inverleven - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Lowlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Cru Bourgeois (all current rankings here)


Status: silent since 1991 - Stills: 2 (1 wash, 1 spirit) - Founded: 1938
Address: Dumbarton grain complex - Phone:
Web: - More info: Distillery Profile by MM’s Robert Karlsson


My favourite expression so far:
Inverleven 14 yo 1989 (61.8%, JWWW Auld Distillers, cask #500118, 2005)
88 points - Last tasted: April 24, 2007 - Tasting notes: here
Inverleven
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Fruity Apples Pepper Fresh Soapy Spirity Aniseed Caramel

MM Distillery profile:
Inverleven (a.k.a. Dumbarton) was built relatively recently (in 1938) by the company Hiram Walker & Sons. It's classified as a Lowlander by Michael Jackson, but the Loch Lomond distillery a few miles north is a western Highlander. The huge distillery complex in Dumbarton is licensed to George Ballantine & Son Ltd. and still produces whisky for the Ballantine's blend to this day. Next to a column still.
... More on Malt Madness.

Inverleven

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Whiskyfun tasting notes
Cadenhead
  • Inverleven 21yo 1966/1988 (46%, Cadenhead's Dumpy, Black Label, 750ml, US Bottling) - 271207
  • Inverleven 1969/2002 (51.2%, Cadenhead, Chairmans Stock, sherry hogshead, 222 bottles) - 060810
  • Dumbarton (Inverleven Stills) 18 yo 1987/2006 (57.9%, Cadenhead, 276 bottles) - 110608
Duncan Taylor
  • Inverleven 26 yo 1977/2003 (57%, Ducan Taylor Peerless, cask #3095, 168 bottles) - 280905
  • Inverleven 29 yo 1978/2008 (45.5%, Duncan Taylor, Rarest of the Rare, cask #1878) - 110608
  • Inverleven 30 yo 1978/2008 (50.6%, From Huntly to Paris, Duncan Taylor for LMDW, cask #1876, 212 bottles) - 270908
  • Inverleven 26 yo 1979/2006 (53.7%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare, cask #5662, 193 bottles) - 240407
  • Inverleven 29 yo 1979/2008 (56.2%, Duncan Taylor, Rarest of the Rare, cask #5666) - 270908
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Inverleven 1979 (40%, G&M licensed bottling, 1990's) - 280905
  • Inverleven 1986/2001 (40%, G&M) - no notes - 75
  • Inverleven 1989/2003 (45%, G&M for LMdW France, New bulky bottle) - no notes - 83
  • Inverleven 1990/2005 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail licensed bottling) - 240407
  • Inverleven 1991/2010 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 271211
  • Inverleven 1991/2012 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 231012
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Inverleven 14 yo 1989 (61.8%, JWWW Auld Distillers, cask #500118, 2005) - 240407
Signatory
  • Inverleven 35 yo 1967/2003 (52.2%, Signatory, Sherry, cask #3827) - no notes - 87
  • Inverleven 27 yo 1977/2005 (51%, Signatory Cask Strength, cask #3600, 146 bottles) - 280905
Various IB
  • Inverleven 29 yo 1977/2006 (54.8%, Part des Anges, Closed Distilleries, cask #PDA363, 304 bottles) - 271207