Overall rating
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 121
Stated Age
29 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
48.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Apr 2019 12:07 am by HwiskyNut
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399,99

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32 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ireland 1989 MBa

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.43 points

  1. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Had this one today in Limburg. Not convinced at all of this bottling. Expected much more from this Irish Malt. It ihas all typical fruits and flavours, but this one is not one of the best Bottlings from 1989.
    Will try it tomorrow again but the 1975 Maltbarn was the Malt of the day.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Fresh and aromatic. A good combination of fruits and fresh cut grass. Not overtly fruity like a few other Irish I've tried, but plenty good enough. Solid 90 points on the nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Initial taste is that of pepper and oak spice. The fruits come out at midpalate onwards. Definitely not a fruit bomb.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Definitely too oaky. Should have been bottled at least a couple years earlier. Again, this ain't bad, but from tasting other irish in the past, I know of its potential, and this doesn't quite reach it.

  3. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    light and delicate, with a predominance of herbal shades, tasty, but not enough power and variety
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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