Invergordon 12 Cadenhead's
Added on Saturday, Aug 16, 2008 at 10:37 PM
  Bottler: Cadenhead's
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1985 Subtype: Grain
  ABV: 65.30 % Region: Highland
  Price: $120 Availability: Specialty Stores
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I had this fun idea at Wine & Liquor Depot to buy a "pot luck" bottle by choosing the highest ABV% bottle in the store.  This was it.  Well, yeah, I didn't quite realize it was grain (hey, it was a last-minute idea and all I was looking at was the %... but yeah, embarassing), and in those deceptively dark-green Cadenhead's bottles, how was I to know the stuff was nearly as clear as new make?  Oh, the shame that washed over me as I nosed the alcoholy, spiritous, vodka-esque vapors.  I hoped that the slight grassy and spicy aspects would make for a great palate... and, holy cow -- they did!  For a moment.  There's a really, really good spice aspect to this -- namely cinnamon, and it's very pronounced.  I imagine that's why this was chosen to be bottled.  Unfortunately, after a few sips, the alcohol rockets to center stage, especially in the Everclear, worst-part-of-a-jello-shot finish.  Title: "Delicous Spice Drowned in Everclear." 
Smells like sake, minty and piney, organic. 
In the words of Cypher from "The Matrix",  it's good for two things: De-greasing engines and killing brain cells.  
Funky stuff.  The smell of cutting sheet metal. 
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