Overall rating
Single Malt
Limited Whisky Investment (LWI)
Bottling serie
The Monkey Series Vol. 1
Stated Age
28 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Design by Tabea Henne
Bottle code
Bottled for
Joint Bottling with Sansibar
Added on
23 Oct 2017 6:39 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 329,90

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70 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1989 LWI

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.27 points

  1. jagblack scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Review from Ruben, whiskynotes.be

    90 Points


    Limited Whisky Investment is a whisky shop in Ulm (Germany) which aims to guide people in their whisky shopping (or investment). It was founded only in 2016, so releasing one of these undisclosed Irish single malt 1989 as a first bottling in its Monkey series is a nice move!  

    Irish single malt 28 Years 1989 - Limited Whisky InvestmentIrish single malt 28 yo 1989 (56,2%, Limited Whisky Investment & Sansibar ‘Monkey series’ 2017, bourbon cask, 164 btl.)

    Nose: a slight alcohol tingle at first, as well as some malty notes and subdued fruits compared to other malts from this parcel. Gooseberries, coconut macaroons, some citrus green tea. Later some green banana appears as well as a hint of passion fruit. Water adds some marzipan and vanilla. Mouth: a bright and slightly more tropical fruitiness now (passion fruit, tangerines, bergamot) but again held back a little by green wood, grassy notes and pepper. Grows zestier (grapefruit) and spicier. Finish: medium long, slightly peppery, with citrus zest and oak.

    More wood influence seems to mask the exuberance of the tropical fruits a little, but also adds some complexity. Nice one again. Around € 300 from LimitedWhisky.

    Score: 90/100

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    At first I thought this one might turn out too oaky, but in the end, it all worked a treat. Water helps things along and coaxes out the substance of this granddaddy: resin, honey, and spices, with the fruits providing the backdrop rather than the centerpiece. If you like your (old) Irish whisky fruity and fresh, this may be too stately for your taste, but if you don't mind heading over into savory, spicy, honeyed-and-herbal territories, this is pretty great.
    • Nose
      The oak is up front, with dusty and musty associations, so there's no mistaking the age. All kinds of polishes and waxes, with warm honey notes and tinned exotic fruits in syrup. Really complex and interesting, but perhaps also... a bit boozy? At any rate, there are some notes in here that remind me of rum, which is a little distracting. Water cleans it up and adds a savory aspect. Gets deeper and more and more wood-spice-laden with time.
    • Taste
      Warming and oaky right off the bat. Immensely sweet and viscous, with jammy fruits (apricots, oranges) and old wood. Water improves it dramtically and diminishes the oakiness while adding lovely arboreal aromas: resin, fir needles, moss. Now it's like a walk in a dripping damp forest. No matter how much water is added, the sweetness never subsides, and it never gets truly bitter.
    • Finish
      Turns appealingly sweet-and-tart at the death, with memories of herbal bitters (Averna and the like) as well as honeyed cough drops. Magisterial oak tones linger for a long while, drowning out the fruits, which can be a good or a bad thing, depending on your personal inclinations. I think it works here, big time.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Another very good example of mature Irish single malt whisky.
    • Nose
      Soft notes of pink grapefruit, pineapple and apple sauce, but also some underripe banana. Subtle hints of sweet malt. I've been told to give this some extra time, and I'm a good boy, so I do what I'm told. While it is still somewhat subdued after thirty-ish minutes, it clearly has that fruity signature I've come to expect from these bottlings.
    • Taste
      Nice! Spicy and fruity. Some white pepper and cumin at first, before we enter a territory dominated by pink grapefruit, tangerines and nectarines. Nothing subdued about this. Mouth-watering, very good stuff.
    • Finish
      Some grassy notes, light spices, and lingering citrus notes.

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. mothers_finest scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I would have expected an old Irishman, especially at this price - much more depth, both the play with water and long aeration did not have the desired success. The second chance in the glass he could not use, unfortunately, we are not friends -

    ADDENDUM to the notes below: 1 year later again in the glass, from a bottle that was open for a long time: revaluation from 85 to 87 points - the alcohol is much better integrated, the Irish creaminess is more present
    • Nose
      High alcohol presence, behind the alcohol curtain are malt, pineapple and ripe gooseberry to hear, the addition of 3 drops of water - caution, he dilutes quickly - highlight vanilla and honey notes
    • Taste
      Appearances of cassis, rhubarb and gooseberry - it moves mainly on the tip of the tongue
    • Finish
      medium long, peppery, dry, at the end comes the spicy oak

  7. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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