Single malt whisky - tasting notes

22 Aug 2014

Irish single malt 2003 (Whisky-Fässle)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * Ireland

Another Irish malt, why not? A younger version this time, distilled in 2003 and hand-picked by Whisky-Fässle.


Irish Malt 2003 (Whisky-Fässle)Irish Single Malt Whiskey 10 yo 2003 (49,5%, Whisky-Fässle 2014, hogshead)

Nose: again really fruity, but in a sweeter, more candied way. Banana candy, pear liqueur, mirabelles. Also a strawberry bubblegum note. Vanilla. Quite creamy, slightly buttery even, with less of the bright maracuja notes. Mouth: sweet and candied on all levels, Piña Colada style. Bananas of course. Nutmeg, pepper and ginger, which indicate some active wood. Malt whiskey that’s not too far from certain grains. Finish: long, but the fruitiness fades quickly and makes place for wood spices.

Nice stuff. Lots of fruity sweetness and fair amount of (bourbon) oak spices. Somewhere in between Irish malts and grains. Out soon.

Score: 84/100

Irish single malt 2003 (Whisky-Fässle) 3 Ruben Luyten 2014-08-22



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