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Overall rating
91.68/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB110358
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Ten Years TWA
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
42.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Apr 2018 10:11 pm by RoyalScotsman
Uncolored

Average value

€ 355.00

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88 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1990 TWA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.68 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, interesting interwoven perfectly - until this drop, I was rather skeptical of Irish + Sherry - which suits me very well.
    The design is very nice, even if I'm not sad at the price, to have gotten no bottle.
    • Nose
      91 91
      First impression:
      I just had the 27yo of Acla in the glass, this one is very one-dimensional.

      Buttery, oily - then the sweet sour smell rises from the pith of freshly crushed berries - raspberries, cassis rather sour - after a few minutes it becomes sweeter and it also comes to blueberry.
      He seems well-balanced - the berry fruit notes from the barrel dance with the exotic citrus / passion fruit notes that the distillate brings. The Irishman is clearly recognizable. He has become mild with age you can inhale deeply - nothing stings and he looks delicious all around. He does not seem particularly complex to me - he does not need that - he knows what he can do - top.
      With more time he opens again and tell more about his years in SherryWood - the first sip helps a lot.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The mild nose had let me fear that he is weakening here. The opposite is the case.
      Great full-bodied creamy sherry notes fill the mouth with red berries that flow in exotic fruit flavors. Acid - sweetness and fruit aromas pulsate - deliver an exciting interplay.
      Wood aromas are present and form a creamy spicy backdrop with some chocolate and pepper without ever getting bitter and with only a slight dryness.
      Mint, espresso, leather, tobacco - when chewed, it shows its cooling-warming heart.
      Very well balanced with a tremendous variety of flavors which spread over and over again with every new sip of the new unfolding and on the tongue.
    • Finish
      92 92
      very long, the woody aromas become clearer when the fruitiness fades, a lot of wax and peppery spices

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A priori it is a Bushmill. It's the first Irish big sherry I try. And definitely the result comes here from the barrel. But it is very successful.
    The nose and the first mouth are the most interesting here.
    I could have raised the score a bit.
    • Nose
      The first is superb.
      We are on a delicate sherry that seems to have had a good time in summer.
      We have some fruits, mainly cherry. A bit of strawberry.
      A nice dose of leather is present. New.
      A little bit of wax.
      A very slight woody note brings it all together with liquorice.

      After a few minutes of aeration, the fruit of passion points the tip of his nose and mixes perfectly with the strawberry. The wood also a little more present and the leather disappears a little.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is certainly very exotic. Surprising.
      Passion fruit, lychee, mango, papaya.
      A bit of pink.
      It's oily, sweet and delicious. A bit of tar.
      Black pepper, wood. Nice balance, even if we dream of a little more potato.
    • Finish
      The finish is an extension of the mouth. Oily. Sweet on the exotic, a lot of licorice, mint. Beautiful and fresh.

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Gaija did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Come on mates, 30 ratings with most of them being stellar and given by a majority of very experienced members, and still not a single tasting note or review ? :) Don't be so shy, even a few words are always welcome ... ? (and this applies to this TWA ten years series as a whole). Slainte nonetheless

    Edit : 60 ratings now and still exactly the same conclusion. Thanks P.A.O.K though ! :P

  6. Zinni scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    If already whisk (e) y at over 30 degrees ... then exactly that! Absolutely ingenious bottling and definitely worthy of the anniversary lineup.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Full ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and raspberries with a good dose of mint, bittersweet bark chocolate ... not very complex, but one of its "simplicity" really perfect!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Again, the full berry pack, sweet sherry, creamy, mint sugar, a little maple syrup.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Pleasant wood, sweet and tart, not very strong but with a very pleasant creamy aftertaste.

  7. riekio scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This is the most interesting whisky I have tasted in some time - it tastes like DURIAN, the magical stinky fruit from SE Asia. I had my wife try it without saying anything and she shouted "durian!" to me. so. yeah, super weird but it gets bonus points just for being the first durian whisky
    • Nose
      95 95
      wonderful, sultanas and cream, with some pineapple notes underneath. Canteloupe, fruity glue, chocolate covered pineapple, this gorgeous sweetness I can't describe but its magic, some mint?
    • Taste
      93 93
      whoa, durian, that's weird. Durian dripped in balsamic, all I can taste is durian. Creamy, some red fruits but DURIAN
    • Finish
      92 92
      oil continues, licorice, but just straight DURIAN what is this madness. Creamy still, a little bit of black tea, and still. durian. Do you guys understand?? so so weird

  8. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

  9. Full Proof scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    Cassis delight. For me best ‘new’ release of 2018

  10. elskling scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Every new dram from this is a marvel. And with time, i do adjust my note towards 95, because it ends up being an actual (almost) perfect whisky, especially among contemporary releases.

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