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Overall rating
89.02/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB157575
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
TWA Spring 2020
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Number of bottles
208
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 may 2020 9:04 am by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 300.00

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55 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt 1998 TWA

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.02 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

    ...which is by far the best out of the three Spring 2020 Irish malt releases of TWA. The nose is very interesting to explore with not the tradtional Irish profile but the taste is with truckloads of different fruits in a balanced setting. Dangerously quaffable!
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers an interesting profile which is not the typical fruit-driven Irish one. Instead there are a lot of different aromas of all kinds - from floral to spicy, fruity to waxy, grassy to herbal and uch more in an apropriate wooden setting. In a blind setting I never ever had guessed an Irish malt but actually I like this nose a lot. It is well balanced and full of surprises even if there is not an obvious "wow-effect". Lovers of delicate, complex and balanced drams will enjoy this nose, no doubt (use a big spheric blender's glass).
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is is much more Irish-alike. Now the fruits clearly have the say with all kinds of ripe home-grown and exotic impressions. This truly is a fruits basket on my palate with nice supplements of honeys, spices, nuts and wooden notes all in fine balance. No flaw that I can detect.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The initial mouthfeel is superb: warming with an instant creamy coating of all of the mouth without any distracting moments. The finish is long and extends the beautiful tasting profile into eternity without any bitter or drying moments. Water is not needed, this dram is perfect when neat.

  2. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. kofima scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. BlueFire scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Leather polish, spicy, muted fruits, herbal, becoming fruitier with time and air, vanilla integrated in finish.

  6. Bretorianer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It must either be Cooley or Bushmills

  7. DramRol scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, oaky, fresh apples a pears, grapefruit
    • Taste
      Sweet and citrusy beginning, fruity, dry and very spicy
    • Finish
      Long, oaky and dry

  8. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  9. Schnitter scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. nallacam scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. Suevia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  14. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  15. rampah scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Given the price and the ratings, this is disappointing (on a high level) for me.

    Have to try it again to be sure, but I couldn't find anything excellent in it.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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