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Overall rating
87.06/100
votes
93
Whiskybase ID
WB137085
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

€ 126.80

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111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Irish Distillery 2006 CA

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.06 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. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  3. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It doesn't trigger any cheering, but it does its job well and is reminiscent of the "old" Irish whisky days.
    • Nose
      86 86
      With its intense note of freshly cut grass, it is reminiscent of Cooley whiskys from older times, such as Locke's 8yo. Fresh hay, notes of apple, kiwi, followed by beeswax, honey and vanilla pudding.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The first thing that surprises you on the tongue is a fruity cocktail of passion fruit, peach, mango, papaya and banana. I usually only expect such a variety of tropical fruits in much older Irish. But: the freshly cut grass can also be found on the tongue and this note robs the fruit of the space it needs to fully develop. So it stays with a nice greeting, the rest of the hospitality is done by the grass, together with gooseberries and some pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      It slowly fades away with dry wood, mousse of bananas, kiwi, gooseberries and freshly cut grass.

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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..

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    To Irish Distillery (CA) 2006/2019

    Nose:
    Rather sour fruit (kiwi, green apple) and honey, propolis, wax. There is also some peach, marshmallow and a certain grassy-hay note. Most likely mowed grass that is already slightly brownish.

    Mouth:
    Very flattering entry in the mouth, very very fruity. All sorts of tropical fruit covered in milk chocolate. Toffee, turkish honey.
    In the background, however, again light grassy notes.

    Finish:
    Ends with sweet fruits, accompanied by sour fruits and here also some oak, but very subtle.

    88/100

    Conclusion:
    A nice bottling, significantly more fruit in the mouth than in the nose, and appears very round and dangerously easy to drink.

  8. gooos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Shining_Bright scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Really lovely whisky. Soft, very Irish, and a very fair price (£57 Cadenhead's online / Edinburgh). Almost too soft and you miss the 'attack' of Redbreast 12 or the complexity of Yellow-spot 12.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very Irish nose, fresh & light, a wonderful absence of Sherry allows the spirit to shine through. Subtle bourbon toasty coconut / gorse flowers.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Mouth filling, rounded, very more-ish. Soft without any harsh elements - could be older than 13 years if it wasn't for the bright Irish taste.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Minty, gently slides away. Very aromatic in the empty glass.

  11. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  12. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    no Irish fruit bomb, but a delicate whisky - fine!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88
      salty finish, good balance.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  19. edelmeister scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In summary, the pastel colored whisky is very fruity and slightly chocolatey. Very full-bodied.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The malt appears to be extremely sweet and fruity. Especially with references to banana, vanilla, honey, mango and papaya. A slightly biting alcohol note can be seen, but this can be attributed to the tasting glass (Bugatti).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Again extremely sweet and fruity. Whole milk chocolate and caramel are added to the tropical fruits. Again slightly alcoholic.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The focus is less on fruit, but more on full-bodied milk chocolate. Later the finish becomes slightly grassy.

  22. McMoulis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  23. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  25. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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