Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Liquid Art (LA)
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint Bottling with Beacon Spirits
Added on
21 oct 2018 12:11 pm by BertDX
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 296.00

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Whisky reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1993 LA

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.50 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    As expected a very nice Irish fruitbomb again. We can never have enough of these undislosed Irish whisky from the late 1980's, early 1990's. Most of them Bushmills by the way, but that is not a secret anymore. 1993 is not a very usual Irish vintage yet, still 90+ material.
    • Nose
      O la la, here we go again, lots of juicy fruitiness of peach, apricots, pineapples and lycees. Passion fruit and papaya as well. Nice, nice, nice! Honey sweetness and hints of custard powder. There is also a very enjoyable waxiness with mineral notes present.
    • Taste
      The fruit basket in the nose doesn't disappoint in the palate either, adding melon, mango and Fuji apples. Later on a little citrus of lemon and lime. Vanilla. Beeswax and some fudge at the background. It's all very creamy. What do we need more in whisk(e)y?
    • Finish
      Long and lingering. Very fresh and lively. Peel zest. Hints of cinnamon and rum-raisins.

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  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The Baker’s Dozen 13 independent unspecified single Irish malts 12-30 year old.

    My experience of irish single malts is not huge so I thought I would try these 13 IB.
    In the past I have found that in the main Irish single malts are not as complex or heavy as Scotch whisky apart from some older Lowland offerings.
    Many of the ones tried here had a cereal note, stewed white fruits on the palate and the nose was a little distant but the palate was pretty good.
    I did not do full tasting notes as I had 13 to taste but also after the first half dozen they where melding into one.
    There are obviously less differences in this flight rather than a Scotch H2H but that is understandable as there are far fewer distilleries in Ireland and my guess here that half of those here were bushmill’s.
    What was interesting is that sometimes with Scotch whisky the palate does not deliver what the nose promised, with quite a few of these it was the other way round with the palate being the weakest part.
    I still prefer Scotch whisky to Irish because there is more going on but there are exceptions, as there always will be and in the past Ihave had some cracking Irish single malts and blends.


    1-Irish Single Malt 1988 26 year cask 14360 45.6% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 69548
    2-Irish Single Malt Whisky 1193 25 year 48.1% Liquid Art wb id 119623
    3-Single Irish Malt Whisky 1989 29 year rum barrel 56.5% Liquid Treasures wb id 129031
    4-Ireland Single Malt 1989 29 year 48.6% Daily Dram wb id 118242
    5-A distillery in Ireland 2003/2016 12 year Exclusive Malts cask 10 52.6% wb id 85542
    6-Ireland Single Malt 1990 30 year rum barrel cask 589 53.1% Archives wb id 152831
    7-Irish Single Malt Whisky 1991 23 year 51.6 The Whisky Agency wb id 76927
    8-lrish Single Malt Whisky 1989 26 year 47.2% Whisky Fassle wb id 77442
    9-Irish Single Malt 1991 24 year cask 8533 48.5% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 79410
    10-Limerick 1991 23 year Slaney Malt Adelphi sherry cask 10694 48.3% wb id 77577
    11-Irish Single Malt 1991 22 year cask 8231 48.1% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 63188
    12-Irish Single, Malt Brothers In Arms Vom Fass 14 year 43% wb id 71131
    13-Single Irish Malt 2001 17 year cask 3379 55.9% Rolf Kasper wb id 129342

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A typical fruity and a little peppery nose.
    This is really fruity on the palate, mango, hint of apricot, honey few melon, exotic fruits they are all there, now this one does hit the heights, absolutely no need for water.
    Some sponge cake cream appears and a nice peppery spice that I am finding in these Irish offerings, but it is not a heavy spice note, like a sprinkling on the top of you will.
    No 8 in this flight and the best so far,
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Lots of green tropical fruits, can feel a bit the alcohol sting, very drinkable

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. wheatfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Medium gold pour. Nose is grain with some of the familiar nectarine and alcohol. Mouth is boozier than most of the Irish indies from this era. Nectarine and other light fruits are in there, as is mint/menthol. A tad sweet and boozy in the finish,. Not my favorite of the bunch, but certainly drinkable.

  11. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    This Irish single malt whisky is a so-called joing bottling from two Belgian players: Liquid Art & Beacon Spirits (for the latter, it is not their first as they launched the Irish XO last year). The distillery is kept secret, but we do know that it matured for a quarter century, as it was distilled in 1993 and just recently bottled. I am looking forward to this one.

    Delicious nose on all kinds of summery and exotic fruit. Think bergamot, lime, mango, kiwi and so forth. A bit waxy. Camphor and camomile. Becomes a touch candy-like. Very inviting and fresh.

    It is nicely oily and a bit spicy. Liquorice, camomile, a bit of pepper and a pinch of cinnamon. And then the fruit explodes on the palate with citrus in the lead. Think lime, blood oranges and pink grapefruit, immediately followed by kiwi, mango and gooseberry. Guava! A fruit bomb as I was expecting. Zesty and then some. The waxy element returns on the palate and I love it.

    While the finish starts sweet – banana? – it’s the spices than announce the death.

    Typical fruit bomb from Ireland, the likes of which we have seen quite a few in the past months. While 295 EUR is not cheap, this is a stunner. Thanks, Bert!


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