Single malt whisky - tasting notes

21 Aug 2014

Irish single malt 1991 (Whisky Fair)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * Ireland

This one simply has Ireland written on the label. It’s a single malt whiskey, so it could be Bushmills or Cooley. We had a similar one from the same stable a few months ago, the Irish Malt 1991 Liquid Library. We think it’s Bushmills alright.

 

 

Irish Malt 1991 - The Whisky FairIrish Single Malt Whiskey 22 yo 1991 (49,2%, The Whisky Fair 2014, Bourbon barrel, 184 btl.)

Nose: oh this typical Irish fruit basket, even brighter than in other expressions, just lovely. Passion fruits, ripe banana and mango sherbet. Hints of mint and lime leaves. Some vanilla. Mouth: same, same. Very tropical, full of maracuja, pink grapefruit and sweet banana puree. A lot of sweetness, but bright sour hints as well. Shows some eucalyptus and a leafy note in the end. Finish: long, fruity, with a tad more oak and vanilla now.

Irish malt whiskey can be easy-going and fairly simple but so damn seductive! Sure, it’s expensive, but remember such old Irish whiskey is very rare. And most Scotches need even longer to develop this kind of profile. Around € 170.

Score: 89/100

Irish single malt 1991 (Whisky Fair) 4 Ruben Luyten 2014-08-21
  • sjoerd972

    I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say “Northern Ireland” so we didn’t have to speculate on the booze’s origins.

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