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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1990 TWA
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.36 points
- Once again, the Irish deliver big time. Whiskies like these are future classics, that'll be looked back upon with a lot of fondness, and'll be held in high regard for a long time.
Aah, this is like pure fruit juice. Very tropical and warm! Lots of sweet oranges, mango, and passion fruit. There's some honey here too, as well as a slight waxiness and some furniture polish, accompanied by light touches of vanilla.
Geez, if ever there was a time to use the word smooth, this is it. Again, this is incredibly fruity, with many of the same fruits we've already encountered in the nose, now making an encore. There are some mild spices here as well, but the fruit is simply dominant. Finally also a hint of aniseed and cough syrup.
The fruit lingers for a long time, only to be distracted by soft notes of menthol every now and again.
Nose: slightly warmer than 1989, with a bit more vanilla cake and marshmallow aromas. Honey, apricots, dried pineapple rings and mango slices. Some zingy lime zest, light spices and polished oak. Floral notes as well as a chalky edge.
Mouth: lovely stuff. Full of the typical tropical notes (mango, papaya, pineapple syrup, passion fruits…) with a rummy twist and honey. Hints of litchi as well. Also this slightly mineral backbone and some spices like cinnamon, pepper and aniseed.
Finish: long, with mango sweetness and lingering spices.One of the warmer casks, with spices and minerals bringing more complexity to the luscious tropical fruitiness. Lovely Irish whisky.
N: Evokes an instant ‘aah’ from me with further ‘aahs’ all round. There’s a deeper chalk note compared to the 1989 vintage.
T: The main theme is pineapple mango putty-mash.
F: A bit of fizz before lovely putty fruits and some controlled chalkiness.
C: I think these two Irish work as a fine set. This one i find a little sweeter yet deeper and seemingly older, though it’s no more than a year younger.Scores a B[+]