Whiskybase ID
First Ireland Spirits Co. Ltd. (FISC)
Stated Age
05 years old
Used Bourbon & Virgin American Oak Barrels
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
The Dead Rabbit Bar New York
Added on
13 Aug 2018 12:10 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 40.10

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Whisky Reviews for The Dead Rabbit 05-year-old FISC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.96 points

  1. www.whisky-helden.de scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    The strong vanilla flavors paired with dry wood are in my opinion rather untypical for an Irish whiskey. This aromas probably comes from the finish in virgin oak barrels, which have clearly left its mark on the whiskey. Not quite my taste and I lack complexity. Even with the addition of water is doing nothing here. But I can well imagine that the Whiskey due to its enormous sweetness especially among beginners can encounter open mouths or convince as an ingredient in whiskey drinks. An average whiskey, but with a price of just under 50 euros for me rather expensive.
    • Nose
      Light and with a decent load of vanilla, dry wood and caramel / toffee that might resemble a bourbon (rather atypical of an Irish whiskey). Spicy with light herbal aromas. The Grain produces aromas of dried oats. Little exciting. The emphasis here is clearly on this strong vanilla and dry woody notes.
    • Taste
      Here, too, the strong vanilla aroma dominates right at the beginning, mixed with dry, spicy wood. Behind them I hear heather, honey and toffee. A slightly metallic note is added. Again, not very complex.
    • Finish
      Dry and medium-long. Black pepper, vanilla and spicy Holland. Light fruit.

  2. Foudos scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Its not bad just not very well balanced but on the plus side the flavours are ok.
    There is a nice fudge note mixed with a little fruit.
    I think this is fine actually after due consideration
    Quite a long slightly spicy finish which for me is the best part.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84


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