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Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
69
Whiskybase ID
WB157574
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
TWA Spring 2020
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
barrel
Number of bottles
182
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 may 2020 9:03 am by Connaisseur
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 963.99

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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt 1990 TWA

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I was worried, because Angus and Ruben only gave 88 points. But man, I really like it! Very good Irish imho :)
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2020] A quick review of a small sample....

    ...that is the typical fruity Irish on the palate with a much more subtle (and delicate) nose and an average mouthfeel/finish only. It is very quaffable like most old Irish drams (provided you own deep pockets)
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers the typical fruity-honeyed Irish profile but it is far from being a fruit bomb. Actually, all aromas are somewhat shy and it seems as if no one dares to enter the spotlight first. That is not bad because it creates a very balanced and harmonic profile this way but the "special kick hunters" might be a little disappointed. I am not as I like such subtle and delicate noses. Take your time and let it breathe for quite a while - it will reward you.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is much fruitier - now it comes close to what most people expect from an old Irish dram. All different kinds of fruit intermingle on the palate with significant and somewhat bitter wooden notes which provide a good countermeasure to the sweet fruity attack. There are additional waxes, grassy and floral impressions, and spices, of course. This is very quaffable, no doubt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The initial mouthfeel is warming but only a little coating, unfortunately. The finish is of medium length and focusses more on the spicy side of the dram without distracting moments. The wood is firm but not too excessive and its slight bitter note is welcomed in this setting. Water is not needed as it just flattens both nose and taste without contributing significant new impressions.

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fairly classic nose. Fortunately this Irish is revealed in the mouth and its multivitamin finish is pure pleasure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Quite powerful nose for the degree of alcohol.
      Guava, orange, banana, pineapple, yellow peach, pear.
      The fruitiness is respected.
      Wood, white chocolate, pepper.
      I miss the honey, the vanilla, often present on the Irish, which adds a nice balance.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth it is a little more expressive than on the nose. More chiseled too.
      Pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, prickly pear, melon, peach, green apple.
      Light custard, vanilla, milk chocolate. Pepper, light dry oak.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Fruity and tropical finish. Pineapple, guava, papaya, melon, passion fruit. A good multivitamin juice. Milk chocolate.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Typical Irish, rather on the fresh fruity side than a fruit bomb but good balance and thus, very drinkable and enjoyable - very good!
    • Nose
      91 91
      A lot of grapefruit, lemon zest, green banana, little honey and vanilla, hints of cookie dough, some green apple and peach, little spices - very good
    • Taste
      92 92
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, good swetness, fresh fruity, apple, pear, peach, grapefruit, banana, littl evanilla, spices, hints of herbs and little leafy, little oak wood - great
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, fruity, spicy, little more grapefruit

  5. GIngi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In fact, the Irish is not quite as fruity as other Irish but it is spicy and aromatic. Definitely a 90+ Irish that is a lot of fun if you take your time.

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Coconuts and vanilla, very grassy and creamy, touches of stone fruits.
    • Taste
      Rich, milky, grassy, tropical, very classic Irish, fresh grapes, coconut water.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, grassy.

  7. SimonOHA scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Both simple and intellectual.
    • Nose
      On the nose I find it very delicate, very fruity on pineapple and peach, with a hint of varnish and a tiny bit of dust.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, we are on the continuity of the nose but much more intense. The fruits are still there, the 48.5% are perfect, it's powerful while remaining fine.
    • Finish
      The fruit fades slowly and gives way to a spicy, slightly bitter finish. It's pretty short too.

  8. BlueFire scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Herbal, oily, viscous, rich, thick. Fruit with rockmelon, honeydew melon. Complex with tropical fruits, vanilla and sweet spice.

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Serge says: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejune20-1-Bowmore-Glenmorangie.html#080620

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very good tropical irish, not a fruit bomb but extremely pleasant and balanced.

  11. Suevia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. cavalier66 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Stunning - more complex and subtle than most of the early-20's Irish Single Malts, less of the overwhelming "slap you in the face" mango and passion fruit, but a deliciously-balanced mixture of tropical fruit, oil, honey, spice and cream. A bit of oak at the end, but decidedly not bitter. The age has rounded off the edges and brought in additional tertiary flavours. Can't wait for the 30 year+ versions.

  13. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. Gris scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ruben says: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2020/irish-whisky/irish-single-malt-1990-whisky-agency/

    88/100

  15. rampah scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Not exactly my preferred style, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Angus says http://www.whiskyfun.com/2020/Make-mine-a-triple.html

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