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Overall rating
87.62/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB172087
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Bottling serie
Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Vintage
09.2002
Bottled
06.2020
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Dec 2020 10:22 pm by Maklu8
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 198.56

6 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Irish Distillery 2002 TWM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.62 points

  1. manmathiou scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    From Jürgen Vromans, the one man band of The Whisky Mercenary comes this Cooley distilled 17 year old. This is an oily fruit bomb, with all the bright apples and tropical notes you’d expect from a Cooley distillate. Hints of liquorice and eucalyptus cool the palate down and balance out the wood spice.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ipchrist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Gous scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Vloebi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Weird Year Whisky

    At the very end of this ‘weird year’ Jürgen Vromans launches a final bottling, again with a great label. The noble man – Jürgen at a later age? – holds a potato with a 1st place medal on it in his hand, which is a not so subtle reference to Cooley. So we do not need to search for the distillery and can concentrate on the contents of the bottle, which matured for 17 years.

    A little OMG-moment happens as soon as I put my nose in the glass. It smells deliciously delicate and very fruity. Banana, kiwi, goldberry, litchi but also mocha and soft nougat. Excellent nose!

    It is oily and sticks to the teeth. Again very fruity – citrus and kiwi join the fray – but also pretty feisty on pepper and liquorice and some eucalyptus for a fresh lift.

    A long, sweet, delicately spicy and satisfying finish ensues.

    Do I have some space left on my Christmas list? Around 170 EUR, which is about 10 EUR per year of maturation. Happy holidays!

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