Price Point: $5 – $15 for 750 ML
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?
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.