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Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 2001 RK
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.77 points
- I tasted this side by side with the 2002 Irish whisky bottled by CWC (cask 20021). I like this one a little better, it's got more freshness to it and is less aggressive on alcohol (while the ABV is actually 4% higher). It only comes somewhat short in the finish, which is just a bit insubstantial compared to nose and taste.
A nice sweetness, light and fresh tropical fuits, peach, pineapple, fruit syrup, vanilla, custard, then shortbread cookies start popping up, green tea leaves and also a faint sawdust note.
Somewhat less complex than the nose: vanilla, juicy peach and pineapple notes, a mild wood spiciness, also a little peppery.
Shortish to medium in length: actually a bit superficial considering 17 years of maturation. Some vanilla, again some syrupy peach and a vague wood spice note, but nothing too tannic.
- Good Irishman. The finish leaves it at that.
Sweet, a little fresh and canned tropical fruit are the first things that come to mind. There are also some marzipan notes in it. A little bit of mowed grass in the background.
Full and sweet. Nice greasy mouthfeel. The tropical fruit certainly dominates here. Some sawdust is still present in the background. Nectarine!
Here the whisky fails. Long length. But the taninnes are somewhat dominant here. That canned tropical fruit is unmistakably present.
- singular declension for a rather explosive nose, well spiced!
alcohol ahead, then diffuse sensation of fresh and cooked fruit, fine oak, well-cooked vanilla there, a bit of sour candy scents, it's oily too, herbs behind, and a smoky-toasted return rather!
the mouth remains on the same register, it's sweeter, more perfumed, like a nectar, it is too easily drunk too now, the aeration makes him feel good.