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Overall rating
91.03/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB129031
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Liquid Treasures (LT)
Bottling serie
10th Anniversary Edition
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Ex-Rum Barrel
Number of bottles
127
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
10 Years eSpirit
Added on
04 Apr 2019 11:50 am by ElmoHC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 380.56

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Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 1989 LT

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.03 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2021] A quick review of a small sample courtesy of a friend...

    ...which is a nice trademark Irish single malt with rather powerful wooden notes, a little beyond my preferences but wood-lovers will enjoy this for sure. According to my taste buds this should have been bottled around five years earlier. By the way, I did not find any rum flavours at all. This dram is a little punchy and closed when neat but it opens up nicely upon reduction so it is worthwhile to experiment with water.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a trademark Irish malt profile with lots of different fruits, barley sugars and a significant wooden note which is a little too dominant (my olfactory cells are used to old style spirit-driven drams and do not appreciate the more wood-driven modern style so far, maybe this will change over time but it did not happen yet). The spirit is quite punchy too, but this is okay given the high abv of 56.5% and the punchiness vanishes upon breathing after around ten minutes. I do not find any rum aromas.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is all about molten barley sugars and fruits in a firm wooden setting. This is not the most complex profile but this trinity works well on my palate. No flaw that I can find, and after some chewing the spices and waxes join in. Some water opens up both nose and taste with significant new impressions so I advice to reduce this dram to at least 50% abv, better 45%. Now honeys pop up and some flavours combine to a tasty milk chocolate note with splinters of coffee beans but still the rum flavours are missing. This reduction is good for additional two to three points in my score.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives powerful with a warming and coating mouthfeel on the palate with some bitter-astringent moments (the tannins of the wood take their toll). The finish is of medium length and adds more spices and waxes beside the barley sugars and fruits which I like. The finish dries out on tannins towards the end but this is not a major deal and wood-heads might actually love this. By the way, the drying impressions vanish to a great extend with the reduced dram.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 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.

    Result

    1-Irish Single Malt 1988 26 year cask 14360 45.6% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 69548
    88/92/91
    2-Irish Single Malt Whisky 1193 25 year 48.1% Liquid Art wb id 119623
    88/91/90
    3-Single Irish Malt Whisky 1989 29 year rum barrel 56.5% Liquid Treasures wb id 129031
    88/90/90
    4-Ireland Single Malt 1989 29 year 48.6% Daily Dram wb id 118242
    88/90/90
    5-A distillery in Ireland 2003/2016 12 year Exclusive Malts cask 10 52.6% wb id 85542
    88/88/89
    6-Ireland Single Malt 1990 30 year rum barrel cask 589 53.1% Archives wb id 152831
    88/89/87
    7-Irish Single Malt Whisky 1991 23 year 51.6 The Whisky Agency wb id 76927
    85/88/88
    8-lrish Single Malt Whisky 1989 26 year 47.2% Whisky Fassle wb id 77442
    82/90/90
    9-Irish Single Malt 1991 24 year cask 8533 48.5% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 79410
    85/86/87
    10-Limerick 1991 23 year Slaney Malt Adelphi sherry cask 10694 48.3% wb id 77577
    84/85/84
    11-Irish Single Malt 1991 22 year cask 8231 48.1% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 63188
    80/84/87
    12-Irish Single, Malt Brothers In Arms Vom Fass 14 year 43% wb id 71131
    73/70/74
    13-Single Irish Malt 2001 17 year cask 3379 55.9% Rolf Kasper wb id 129342
    70/84/82

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    White pepper, butter, honey, lemon & mango on the nose.
    This has bags of spice on the palate which compliments the fruit nicely
    Neat the spice note just keeps on going, but it may be worth adding a little water to this one.
    Water does add a little, this has some depth to it for sure, good balance
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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