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Overall rating
90.23/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
150
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
15 Sep 2017 4:53 pm by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 389.69

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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1990 TWA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.23 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    N- This would be a long one to write, will try to keep it short and sweet. Starts with big punch bowl of ripe tropical fruit salad with zingy fresh pressed mango, orange and pink guava juice, flavored with fine julienne of fresh mint, basil or may be curry leafs for the penetrating oil and lovely pungency. Then heavier notes of butterscotch, doubled cream with warm chocolate fondue come thru, heavy dose of earthiness in the middle, excellent spirit nuance that nurtured well in a toasted oak that developed these aromas of cedar, spent match and burn lavender scented wax. Last but not least, some apple core and roots herbs join in at the tail. (98/24)

    P- Wow, what a world derived from this small sips. Pure, fresh and natural fruit with lovely zingy strength. Amicable spiciness integrate well with dry leafs, sweet oak resin and phenol to keep things straight and compact. (96/24)

    F- Long, echoing tropical fruits with chewy wood and perfectly thin waxiness. Not anyway super complex, but less is more. Dram that can melt a man's heart. (96/24)

    B/B- 98/24 Flavours packed, yet so pleasant and elegant, breezy but firm. A wonderful treats to the palate. What's more can you ask for, and this is Irish!

    Cr-1, Fr-5, Fl-1, Pt-0, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-4, Wn-3, Sc-3

    Weighted Rate - 96pt
    • Nose
      N- This would be a long one to write, will try to keep it short and sweet. Starts with big punch bowl of ripe tropical fruit salad with zingy fresh pressed mango, orange and pink guava juice, flavored with fine julienne of fresh mint, basil or may be curry leafs for the penetrating oil and lovely pungency. Then heavier notes of butterscotch, doubled cream with warm chocolate fondue come thru, heavy dose of earthiness in the middle, excellent spirit nuance that nurtured well in a toasted oak that developed these aromas of cedar, spent match and burn lavender scented wax. Last but not least, some apple core and roots herbs join in at the tail. (98/24)
    • Taste
      P- Wow, what a world derived from this small sips. Pure, fresh and natural fruit with lovely zingy strength. Amicable spiciness integrate well with dry leafs, sweet oak resin and phenol to keep things straight and compact. (96/24)
    • Finish
      F- Long, echoing tropical fruits with chewy wood and perfectly thin waxiness. Not anyway super complex, but less is more. Dram that can melt a man's heart. (96/24)

      B/B- 98/24 Flavours packed, yet so pleasant and elegant, breezy but firm. A wonderful treats to the palate. What's more can you ask for, and this is Irish!

      Cr-1, Fr-5, Fl-1, Pt-0, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-4, Wn-3, Sc-3

      Weighted Rate - 95pt

  2. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Lovely and heavy fruitiness, not as fresh as the previous two Irish Malts, but not necessarily bad. Fruit cakes and that creamy and sinful confectionery notes. Prominent oak spices on top of the fruitiness. Nice oaky touch on the fruit and spicy combo. Water brings out the freshness and brightness.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The sweetest among the three Irish Malts, and mouth-coating with that oily nuttiness. Full on overriped fruits, chocolate infused with orange, lovely minty and grassy notes.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sort of nutty, and sticky on the throat. Finish is long, with that fruit syrup lingering in the mouth.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The fruit lingers for a long time, only to be distracted by soft notes of menthol every now and again.

  5. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/irish-whisky/irish-single-malt-1990-whisky-agency-whisky-exchange/

    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.

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/twe-show-2017-day-1/

    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[+]

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