Invergordon Distillery was built in 1959 by Hawker Siddeley Group. A management buyout occurred in 1988 but six years later the company lost its independence with hostile takeover embarked by Whyte & Mackay.
Invergordon Distillery is equipped with three column stills and one Coffey still and produces over 40 million liters of spirit per annum with most output going into Whyte & Mackay blends. Invergordon 1988, part of Maltbarn range, comprises whisky aged in ex-bourbon cask for 27 years and bottled at natural strength of 51.3% abv in 2015. The cask yielded 132 bottles.
Nose: grainy and grassy, breakfast cereals, green apples and gooseberries, vanilla, white pepper, ginger, oak, hay and a touch of wood stain.
Palate: slightly spirity, icing sugar, vanilla, baked apples, sweetened lemon juice, pepper, dried herbs and delicate oaky bitterness.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, dried herbs and oak.