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Overall rating
87.59/100
votes
66
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Rolf Kaspar GmbH (RK)
Bottling serie
Hotel Essener Hof
Vintage
16.10.2001
Bottled
13.02.2019
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
ex-Bourbon
Casknumber
3379
Number of bottles
221
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Astra Theater Collection No. 13
Added on
07 Apr 2019 1:59 pm by Peater 2
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.90

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Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 2001 RK

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.59 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. volker40sw scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-28-2020 in Oberstaufen.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fruit Chewing Gum

    Early 2019 this 17 year old Irish whisky – of which the distillery is kept secret – was bottled by German indie Rold Kaspar for the Hotel Essener Hof in Essen, Germany. Bottler and hotel cooperate often to give tastings of whisky, but also gin and other distillates.

    The nose prickles a bit, but immediately offers some very candy-like and tropical notes. Feels like I’m smelling some mango and kiwi flavored ice-cream, drenched in syrup of pineapple and peach. After a few moments some grassy notes and nuts appear. Deliciously summery.

    The tropical fruit returns on the palate, albeit in a very candy-like shape, almost like chewing gum. It cannot fulfil the tropically fruity promise of the nose, but is still quite pleasant. On the edge of, but not quite reaching, guimauve. Feisty with pepper to give it some punch.

    While nose and palate are quite alright, the finish is a tad too bitter and try to please.

    Well, the patrons of the 4-star Esserner Hof are quite lucky to find this on the shelf. Lovely single cask Irish whisky for a reasonable price. You can still find this today for around 100 EUR.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A nice sweetness, light and fresh tropical fuits, peach, pineapple, lemon, fruit syrup, vanilla, custard, then shortbread cookies start popping up, green tea leaves and also a faint sawdust note.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Somewhat less complex than the nose: vanilla, juicy peach and pineapple notes, some citrus, mild wood spices, also a little peppery.
    • Finish
      86 86
      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.

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good Irishman. The finish leaves it at that.
    • Nose
      87 87
      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.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full and sweet. Nice greasy mouthfeel. The tropical fruit certainly dominates here. Some sawdust is still present in the background. Nectarine!
    • Finish
      85 85
      Here the whisky fails. Long length. But the taninnes are somewhat dominant here. That canned tropical fruit is unmistakably present.

  9. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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