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Overall rating
88.08/100
votes
26
Whiskybase ID
WB139475
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Rolf Kaspar GmbH (RK)
Bottling serie
Hotel Essener Hof
Vintage
24.06.1998
Bottled
31.05.2019
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Rum Cask
Casknumber
10821
Number of bottles
223
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Historic Series No.14 - Astra Theater
Bottled for
Hotel Essener Hof
Added on
26 sep 2019 3:56 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 186.13

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26 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 1998 RK

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.08 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wow, a great Irishman with rum that doesn't spin :)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pineapple, forest honey, gaia melon, rum raisin shoki.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Tropicana party with proper seasoning and rum pot aromas as well as white pepper and ginger. Like a redbreast 21 on stereoids: a veritable supernova of concentrated fruit!
      Then chewed even more delicious elderflower nectar.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and lasting, with tart and sweet hints of lilac. Never bitter at any time.

  2. SebStar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. FeydRautha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Doesn't need water. But it's good for him. Does not have the grandiose tropical
    Fruit flavors like the older Teeling bottlings. But still very good.
    • Nose
      86 86
      First of all reserved. But then it comes constantly through heating. Sweet as white candy at first. Then vanilla. Some banana. Honey. Slightly tart wood aromas. Delicate citrus. Bites the nose. Damp wood, with a slightly mushroomy note. After the first sip then some fruity acidity. (fortunately) Even sweeter and fruitier with water.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, banana, honey, yellow fruit but only a little acid (unfortunately). Wood spices, peppery. Delicately mineral. Vanilla. Fruitier with water. Now also with fruit acid. Very nice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Cinnamon, delicately woody, bitter - sweet, peppery. Powerful. With water, the appetizing bitter wood aromas intensify. There is a short cinnamon kick and now even some grapefruit.

  5. herby.usa scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      sweetness (honey cotton candy), malty, fruity,
      (Hmm, just had something like fresh citrusy perfume)
      slight pleasant sourness,
      maybe still damp basement (but not musty)
      Alcohol well integrated
    • Taste
      86 86
      sparkling,
      Start then peppery / chili-like
      Spices make themselves felt (spicy)
      Then it becomes sweet, creamy, oily
      cotton candy, malty, honey,
      shortly after swallowing licorice
    • Finish
      85 85
      Mucous membranes contract
      maybe a little grapefruit bitterness (but not severe)
      medium

  6. leeho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. John87 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. n11 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      aromatic and appealing, sweetish spice notes, somewhat dry oak, delicate butter cookies aromas, citrus fruits
    • Taste
      87 87
      warm, slightly spicy, with a touch of spicy, slightly fruity, fine oak, touch of barrel. * A little water softens the heat a little and ensures a balanced appearance.
    • Finish
      86 86
      with delicate tart oak, a touch of spicy, later soft and slightly fruity, citrus fruits, slightly sweet and malty finish.
      Makes a relatively slim but clean, straightforward impression.

  10. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  11. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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