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Overall rating
87.14/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2006
Bottled
08.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
2x Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
648
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Aug 2019 3:34 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 60.50

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82 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Irish Distillery 2006 CA

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.14 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2019] According to Irish law the age statement of an Irish whisk(e)y counts the years of maturation on Ireland only. So this dram matured additional 2 years in Campbeltown (which is not that far away from Ireland)...

    ...but actually, in a blind tasting I would have betted this is an old single cognac from Charpentier distillery. Very, very interesting to find these unusual notes in a whisk(e)y. I really like it, but I am not sure if others not used to these flavours will enjoy them too. Simply try it by yourself!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers a somewhat strange profile of furniture polish, old leather, paraffin and machine oils. The official tasting notes are a joke (according to my olfactory cells), I do not find any of the mentioned fruits at all (but maybe you do?). Nonetheless, this mixture is very interesting and actually I like it for its nonconformity. It reminds me a little bit of old cognac.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The fruits pop up in the taste - boldly and impressive. Lots of exotic fruits flavours join a vanilla-toffee cream in a firm wooden setting. This is tasty and very sippable and astonishingly complex for a 12-years old maturation. Water releases more waxy notes in the nose and turns both taste and finish even more cognac alike. Strange, but I really like it (because I adore old and well-matured cognac as well).
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives warming but not really coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds an interesting flavour to the taste that reminds me a lot of old single cognac, e.g. from Charpentier distillery that Cadenhead sells too. Maybe they re-racked an Irish whisk(e)y bulk delivery into empty old cognac casks without stating this on the label (no, they are not obliged to do so)?

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Whoa, you could put this stuff away if you’re not careful. BFYB Irish, great stuff. I like the abv where it is.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The abv makes this very accessible. A basket of white fruits, a little licorice, mint, a little white pepper. Very Irish.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Juicy to very juicy, very fruity. White fruits, kiwi, dragon fruit, green grapes. A herbal side, maybe menthol even?
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fleshy white fruits, spice picks up a little, a little drying, which helps the sweetness and leads you to another sip..

  3. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is just excellent BFYB stuff... fruity and nicely balanced overall...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very drinkable, nice fruity nose, bit of vanilla and tropical fruits... Complex taste in the mouth, likes a bit of water and opens nicely. Great stuff.

  5. Von Barton scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    An Irish of very good quality, for a very affordable price!
    As you would expect, lots of fruit!
    The degree of alcohol is perfect.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Immediately that unmistakable Cooley candy sweetness of hard 'foam block' marshmallows. The yellow ones, not the pink. Peach, pear and vanilla sugar as well. Aromatic but rather one-sided.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pretty identical. A bit of almond to it perhaps.
    • Finish
      85 85
      More to that almond side and a light saltiness too, but the candy sweetness is still dominant.

  7. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Jnpons scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color: straw gold, golden reflections

    Nose: it is fruity, melon, mango, a little malted barley, harlequin candy. This nose reminds me of the Penderyn single cask 2007 for LMDW (ex bourbon cask), there is a fresh, even floral, scent of poppies, but also almond.

    Palate: not as promising as on the nose, it's a shame, it's flat, salty notes, a little spice.

    Finish: short on the fruit and flowers.

    Comments: well integrated alcohol.
    Really disappointed, on the nose it was great, on the palate the aromatic palette is crushed, a certain lack of complexity. Maybe too much influence from wood.

  9. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Appears to be much older than calculated 13 years - so smooth and fruity. A steal for 60 Eu.

    2 cl sample
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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