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Overall rating
89.06/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Vintage
01.1992
Bottled
01.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
162
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Added on
18 Feb 2019 3:15 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 336,36

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57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cooley 1992 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.06 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2019] Irish whiskey hugely improved both in quality (of the bottlings) and reputation over the last years - but unfortunately the prices sky-rocketed as well...

    ...because most Irish whiskeys offer a delicate fruity-honey profile, like this one. It is not the most complex one but who needs complexity if both nose and taste are that delicious. I like it!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers the typical fruity and honeyed profile most Irish distilleries own. It is not the most complex one but very delicate and nicely balanced with the spicy wooden notes. No off-note that I can find, this is delicious to sniff!
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is fruity-sweet with honeys, waxes, barley sugars and some spices. This is tasty and very quaffable even if it is not very complex. Water releases more aromas in the nose (earthy, chalky) and the nutty flavours of the finish pop up earlier, together with an impression of white chocolate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives a little hot and nicely coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds some tasty nutty flavours. Again, no distracting bitter or drying moments. By the way, I do not find any significant peaty or smokey notes - neither in the nose nor taste...

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted in the evening (19th dram!)

    Light, peat, pineapple, lime. Fine and sharp even if the fruits are fading a little.
    On the palate, spicy, fresh fruit, peat takes its place quietly.
    I'm not too much fan of peat Irish, but this one has a singular profile, memorable, and who speaks to me!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

    Whiskey # 2059

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    A very interesting mix of an irish fruit bomb with peat - very well balanced and thus very drinkable - very good!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very fruity, apricots, peaches, tropical fruits too, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, white wine, honey, really just whiffs of peat and smoke, rather more going into greenish fruits - very good anyways
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very very creamy, oily, mellow, good sweetness, now the peat really kicks in - lot of peat and only little smoke, soot, cold ashes, later lots of fruits again - great
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, warm, fruity, more peaty but also still sweet

  4. Gaija did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Some insight about the strange stated age on this one.

    It seems that the Irish law has recently changed (or that Cadenhead recently agreed to abide by it) about Irish whiskey maturation. Now, as soon as a cask of Irish whiskey leaves Ireland, it "stops maturing" officially so the stated age is actually the duration of ageing *on Irish soil*. Which doesn't impede the bottler to state the real bottling date, though, so this one's obviously 27yo, rest assured ;)

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong ! :P

  5. johnmarrinan did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Gaiga - You are correct, I think. Look at all Cadenhead's Lammerlaws... they are all 10 years old, no matter when they were bottled. My guess is that they were all brought to Scotland at 10 years old... Apologies if I am wrong about this.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  9. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very smooth and tasty in all ingredients. And of course, not the 11-year-old is 100%
    • Nose
      90 90
      On the first wave mint, menthol, eucalyptus, in the second wave citrus tones are clouded with a very subtle hint of smoke, as if the fruit is a little dirty
    • Taste
      90 90
      oily body, roasted seeds, smoke is more sensitive, but again at the shade level, exotic fruits
    • Finish
      89 89
      at the finish, among other things, there is some grassiness and a firestone

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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