Tyrconnell 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso & Moscatel Cask Finish
Stated Age
16 years old
Oloroso Sherry & Moscatel Wine Cask Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2019 8:51 am by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 79.95

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Whisky Reviews for Tyrconnell 16-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.26 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    As a fan of the Irish whiskey, I was looking forward to the 16Y. If you get him for the $ 45 like me, you definitely will not go wrong. Very pleasantly soft tasty Irish. The barrels harmonize beautifully with each other. From the nose to the finish, he unfortunately gets weaker and loses a bit of taste and character. Nevertheless, a subsequent purchase at the price is not excluded.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Soft and pleasant with a lot of ripe bananas behind it Apple, light honey sweet, plum raisins,
      Dark fruits and the ripe bananas are dominant.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Softer and easier to start. Slightly oily, creamy. Again, the fruity sweet bananas are right there. Then some milk chocolate which turns into a slightly tingling spiciness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium sweet and fruity, spice fades quickly. Departure falls against the palate already very much.

  2. Gous scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    16yo Irish whiskey finished in oloroso sherry and moscatel wine casks? Go on then!

    N: This youthful/vibrant juice could be bourbon if it weren’t for the lactose tropical fruitiness equalled by firm [apple] orchard fruits and a light cereal [Shreddies] huskiness. Probably Irish then.

    T: Immersive/large/big-bodied, fresh-soft-sharp fruity and peppery on the palate with more tropical-light and apple fruitiness. Now even more certain this is Irish whiskey, there’s no putty! A very pleasing dry-sweet chew ensues. Given the [cask finishing] vibrancy, I guessed this at around 10-12 years of age.

    F: Fruity spicy oak. Once I’m told about the moscatel finish, In hindsight it’s obvious – my last brush with moscatel finishing being most recently at a Pisco Disco [WLP].

    C: Less intense on tropical-ness and even less on putty, this is a refreshingly light yet vibrant Irish whiskey that starts nice and gets better from there.

  4. JungleDram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The taste does what the great nose promises. Only the finish could be more expressive and long-lasting. But this is an Irishman that I like!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dark hay or light gold shimmers in the premium sniffer glass. The legs run oily and elegant down the edge. Right from the start I had an alcoholic sharpness in my nose - despite actually only 46%. The spiciness hides an overripe dark banana, parried with a scent of green apples. The overall impression of the nose is sweet and soft.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In the mouth, the Tyrconnell starts very sweet and fruity at the same time - again the banana and then no longer the apples but something exotic and sweet, such as mangoes or papayas. Very good! Then it gets a little spicy, slightly peppery. The mouthfeel is rather watery.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Little oak with a subtle bitterness, like a light espresso. The finish is well-meant short to medium length. There could be more. Some light fruit lies subliminally under the oak and is transported with it to the literal bitter end.


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