Sep 14

Inver House Blended Scotch – Review

Inver House Blended ScotchInver House Green Plaid Very Rare Scotch Whisky

80 Proof

Price Point: $5 – $15 for 750 ML

Distiller: Barton Imports

 

Background

Sometimes you have to drink cheap, right?  You can’t always open that $80 bottle of Scotch.  There are certainly inexpensive whiskeys worth drinking (Evan Williams and Benchmark come to mind), and others that should be avoided (Ten High, anyone?).

A whiskey can be cheap for any number of different reasons – inexpensive ingredients/aging techniques or being a domestic product with limited shipping expense.  Sometimes it’s not the quality of the whiskey at all, but the price point that the market demands.  Inver House Blended Scotch is a very cheap whisky.  Does that mean it lacks quality?

 

Review

On the nose, Inver House starts out heavy on the high notes, much like a Canadian whisky.  It’s simple and light, but develops veiled caramel and a hint of malt over time.

This whisky certainly has a better taste than nose.  Inver House is creamy with subtle peat.  There’s a little fruit there, with an even mixture of malt and grainy flavors.  The taste is very simple but surprisingly drinkable.

There are apples on the brief finish, with a touch of malt.

 

Rating & Recommendations

Inver House is a so-so Scotch whisky, earning a 75 out of 100.

This is further proof that sometimes you get what you pay for.  Again, this is a surprisingly drinkable whisky, but also one you may want to use for guilt-free cocktail experimentation.

 

-Ryan

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    • Joanie Brock on October 9, 2013 at 8:26 am
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    Trying to find a distributor that carries the Inver House blended Scotch Whiskey. No one seems to carry it and all tell me it is no longe available. What replaced it and where can I find it? Thank you

      • Ryan on October 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm
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      Hi Joanie.

      Where are you located? It’s always difficult to say where you can find certain whiskeys without knowing what state (or country) you are in.

      -Ryan

      • Robert on October 6, 2016 at 11:10 pm
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      You can find it on just about any military base, the name of the store is the class 6.

    1. I don’t know where you live, state and county but it’s not out of production. Ask your
      Local distributors where they could order it. Every distributor in Kansas City has it available. From $9.99 to $12.99 for 750 mil
      The 1.75liter is 1750mil for $19.99 that’s free 200mil at that price.. 2 m-750 mil is 1500mil,,,-200mil less than a 1.75 literwhich is same price. 9.99 x 2 is $19.98
      (Did my homework😀)
      I would love to know the spices it’s made with because it has a very distinct flavor and it comes in on the front of a drink and lasts throughout the experience. After tasting it you will agree the 50-70 dollar bottles of single malt scotch are charging to much. Scotch lovers if they would only taste it will agreee its very worth it especially after the first taste. I believe it’s worth it even though it’s cheap. After people start tasting it they will never spend 50-60 dollars a bottle. There is one draw back to that taste. After sampling that demand will greatly grow and then supply and demand will exaggerate the prices. Get it while you can before it comes the rage of rare scotch fanciers. Mark my words, I am not one who would falsely report this flavor. If you lived close to me and got a bottle of it and weren’t satisfied I would buy the the remainder of your bottle and drink it for you. I am that impressed by it. Get it while it’s cheap. In fact buy two or three cases of it for future enjoyment. I am not affiliated with them and have nothing to gain by exaggerating. Nothing in it for me but to tell others it’s value in taste. In fact I was reluctant to tell this story so I can get it cheap until prices escalate. Just oasssing along a great taste to share with scotch lovers. Nuff said because I love bargains that taste this good. Peace Out, hope you at least same this great flavor. I’m not a paid advertiser I am just spreading the quality to help people save money and not sacrifice flavor.. it says extremely rare scotch and it’s true. Since it was created in 1964 and not 1773 or earlier these spices had to passed down from master craft distillers. THAT HAS TO CONTINUE, SOMEONES Grand Daddy passed this recipe DOWN after he was gone, HE DIDNT WANT IT TO BE FORGOTTEN. TRADITIONS NEED TO BE PRESERVED SO THEY WONT BE LOST FOREVER…..
      A tradition that needs to be passed down to future generations for enjoyment. This a craft Premium Scotch “ART WHISKEY” that is worth keeping alive for future generations……..
      —-On my mother’s grave I am not lying. It’s that good trust me.. it’s smooth and easy sipping for Sports gatherings or just getting home and sipping under a warm fire for enjoyment 😊—–.
      It’s says BERY RARE SCOTCH WHIKEY BLEND and they seriously mean it. (I’m not a paid actor, I’m a hometown boy that would not lie to a brother) ENJOY / SERIOUSLY……..
      THE SPICES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, JUST TRY IT YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED..

      • Jeremiah on October 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm
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      I have the imported inver house green plaid rare scotch whisky never open with the old stamp across the top anybody know how much it is it’s rally old

    • Jedediah Froeming on December 13, 2014 at 12:48 am
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    in wisconsin its in every liquor store 11.99. bottom shelf price upper level taste. 🙂 🙂

    • Eric on December 31, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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    I feel compelled to leave a comment about this product somewhere. It’s better than some mid shelf whiskeys at half the price! Better than JD any day! Love this scotch.

      • Chris Klein on August 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm
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      Eric you are obviously an intelligent man with great taste in both scotch and vocabulary usage couldnt have put it better myself much btr than JD and extremely economical

    • Sanford Allen on April 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm
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    You can rate this scotch however you like but i find it a smooth tasting whisky that meets all my needs and taste.
    I have bought many different brands even the single malt scotches but i always come back to my favorite, Inver House.
    it is certainly a low cost drink but i am not sure why.

    • Stefania Crafts on May 12, 2015 at 11:39 am
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    Hi
    Months ago I sent two coupons ($3.00 each) for two bottles of scotch I bought and never received my rebate.
    Thanks

    • Me on June 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm
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    Not sure if you have them but Winn Dixie Supermarkets Liquor stores have it all the time.

    • Lauren on August 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm
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    walmart liquor stores in Florida carry it and i goes on sale alot also.

    • Charles on September 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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    I just bought it 15.00 for 1.75 ltr. First taste was good , I think I did well. i just finished some grand Macnish . not bad better than I thought . I’m ok with it.

    • Whiskey Joe on November 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm
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    I live in NYS, and I buy the 1.75L for $16.99! This stuff is better then most liquor at this price range. I drink it right out of the bottle (after removing the dumb plastic pour thing!). Who needs a glass?

    • MR. Scotch on December 5, 2015 at 6:28 pm
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    I usually drink top shelf single malt scotch. My preference is a good Islay. This Inver house was just a random purchase to try something new. Honestly it is quite drinkable. Very subtle with a hint of apple. Not bad at all if you are ok losing the deep oak tastes.

    • Rodney on January 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm
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    Some things have a tendency to stick with you. As a kid my famm ran a speak easy on the weekends and yes many nights I found myself pouring shots to the old heads.
    I can sometimes close my eyes and smell the essence ov this s***. The power ov smell and senses gotta love the memories.

  1. Lauder lucky day That was my Scotch. Ohio Liquor Control isn’t perfect. Had my $22 ready to go. No Lauder’s The Inver House was a buck under Save a buck and haven’t bought Lauder’s in a year
    Sailbad the Sinner

    • Dirtridertn on June 30, 2016 at 9:58 pm
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    I bought my first bottle of Inver House Green Plaid for $13.99. So smooth and flavorful, I really like it. Tennessee.

    • Bob on July 25, 2016 at 4:01 am
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    Lmao. I love scotch. My brother in law got me hooked a few years back. We go on cruises and buy the good stuff no taxes. I’ve always laughed at him drinking Inver House in a plastic bottle for everyday drinking and saving the good stuff. I was at my buddy’s house and he had some scotch in one of those fancy glass decanters on he’s bar with scotch in it. It was awesome! I asked him what it was, he couldn’t recall the name. Me and the wife went out to eat with him the other night and he said he had found the scotch I was drinking and he bought me an bottle, and it was outside in the car. When he handed it to me I busted out laughing. You got to be kidding me! This is it? Yep. It was a plastic bottle of Inver House. Lmao. I took it home. Still laughing. I told my wife there’s no way that was the scotch I had at his house. I never drink it when I’m at the brother in laws. I drink the good stuff we buy on the ship. One night I came in from the shop and found I was out of everything I had, and the only thing I had was that damn plastic bottle. Lol. To make a long story short. That’s my new drink. I love it! The damnest thing. Who would have ever known. Very smooth. Not oaky, which I don’t like. It awesome stuff. The plastic bottle still freaked me out. Lol. Never judge a book by its cover. Two thumbs up. I still haven’t told the bother in law…lol..

    • I'll have a dram on July 29, 2016 at 1:17 am
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    Just bought a 750 ml. in Georgia for 11.99 to try. Pleasantly surprised! A new favorite budget Scotch, and widely available here.

    • Sean T on August 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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    Very Clean and tasty.i love it!!

    • brody on August 29, 2016 at 10:28 pm
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    I found a thirty year old bottle of this stuff in my grandfathers house. I had no idea what it was.

    Aged thirty years (in the bottle, not a barrel) this stuff isn’t that bad at all! (it’s actually quite good!)

    • George on October 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm
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    As a bartender all through college as-well-as a single malt and blended scotch drinker for over 40 years, I’ve had a taste of about all that’s out there. Single malt is undoubtedly my favorite (Glenfiddich), but when it comes to a good blended whisky, Inver House holds its own in taste and price. I love it in hot tea with sugar or as a toddy in hot water with a good dose of ground ginger and sweetener.

    • Jack on January 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm
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    Was cleaning out my grandpas game room and found a bottle he said he hadn’t touched since the 80s. Definitely enjoyed a couple of glasses

  2. I’ve enjoyed Inver House over the years: very smooth, slight but noticeable smoke, light on the pallet, with a sort of citrus note. Inexpensive and drinkable.

    • Brent on March 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    I have never realized how many people love Inverhouse. Bought it years ago when Old Smuggler went up in price.
    I’ve never gone back.. My scotch of preference is Glenlevit, but my everyday one is Inverhouse.

    • Mario Koss on May 9, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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    I found two very old bottles of this whisky. How can I identify the production year? It’s not written in the bottle.

    • Graeme McAllan on October 6, 2017 at 9:15 am
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    The perfect breakfast Scotch 😉

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