Inver House Green Plaid is a blended whisky launched in the US by Publicker Industries Ltd. in 1956.
In 1964 Publicker established its subsidiary Inver House Distilleries, which was responsible for the entire Scottish operations. Inver House is now part of Thai Bev and operates five malt distilleries in Scotland and produces several blended whiskies. ‘Plaid’ is the Scottish name for heavy woolen tartan material used to make kilts. As the story goes ‘Green Plaid’ was worn by the first Lord of the Isles, a 12th Century Viking warrior named Somerled. The Lord of the Isles tartan has been incorporated into the label of Inver House whiskies. Here we have a bottle of rare, 21 years old Inver House Green Plaid. This version is no longer part of the range.
Nose: pleasantly waxy, oranges, bananas, apricots, honey, vanilla, milk chocolate, dash of pepper and lemon grass and little oak.
Palate: vanilla, honey, caramel, raisins, oranges, lemon curd, cocoa powder, nutmeg, pepper, pinch of salt and oak.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of vanilla, honey, salted caramel, citrus, pepper, hay and oak.