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Old Rhosdhu 1990 WN

Overall rating
88.76/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB176183
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
WhiskyNerds (WN)
Bottling serie
Joint Bottling with Wu Dram Clan
Vintage
12.1990
Bottled
08.2020
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
416
Number of bottles
346
Strength
48.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Feb 2021 3:38 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 240.00

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Whisky Reviews for Old Rhosdhu 1990 WN

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.76 points

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wow, I really like that. Wonderfully grassy and floral in the nose. Morning dew on alpine meadows. The lilies on Grandma’s window and her rose soap. Liquid honey and light hints of lemongrass. Fresh rye bread. In the mouth with perfect drinking strength and nice and creamy. Also here very grassy and flowery, but also with a nice bitter touch. The age is unmistakable. Bread spice and rose water. Slightly bitter. Chicory. Wood. The finish is dry, pleasantly spicy, coriander seeds, clove pepper, wet wood and soapy water. Once again great noses from the boys from WDC and WN. Like a symphony of Littlemill, old Cragganmore and 80s Bowmores (just a tiny touch). 91 points

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose and palate are worlds apart, but the latter sits somewhere between Littlemill and those really fruity late 1980s Irish malt whiskies.
    • Nose
      Somewhat funky and off-beat at first, on the same sour/copper coin spectrum that Ben Nevis sometimes sits on. Whiffs of rhubarb as well as farmy notes, complemented by creamy vanilla, peeled apple parts and pear. It has a distinct note of rye bread and just a touch of aniseed, as well as a grassy bitterness.
    • Taste
      This is where the Littlemill comparison makes much more sense. There's even a cardboard note. It's fruity (whiffs of mango and grapefruit), sweet and frankly very delicious, but also slightly spicy and with a touch of menthol tobacco. Somewhat grassy and with a touch of tarragon.
    • Finish
      Old oak and a tad dry yet fruity and herbacious.

  3. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very outspoken aroma that develops with every sniff. Creamy tones of caramel fudge and a sugary sweetness. The taste is incredibly sweet indeed. I checked my teeth after experiencing this candy, my dentist won't like me drinking this stuff too often! (But I will.) The finish lacks a little punch but still leaves you wanting more. The cask influence is certainly not overpowering, which speaks positively for the whisky. Reminiscent of the excellent Trias Usquebaugh by the WhiskyNerds, like an elder statesman now retired and full of life.

  4. Vallado scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      VERY floral, both flower meadow and fresh cut flowers, slightly soapy, slightly dull bitterness in the direction of coniferous forest and chicory, bread / bread dough, aniseed, caramel sweetness
    • Taste
      89 89
      Surprisingly sweet after caramel, cotton candy and maple syrup, a little pepper, apple and a little orange, fresh bitterness (freshly broken twigs and chicory again); over time, however, the floral notes take over again
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium-long, warming, wood-spicy, dried herbs and hay flowers, slightly soapy and at the same time somewhat brackish, increasingly sweeter

  5. DocF did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: freshly glued wood, young sherry, sulfur, rotten fruit, brine. Later resin, some wax, undergrowth. Unripe gooseberry, freshly sawn branches; Pine needles. Mouth: sweet and fruity, artificial apple aroma, then some soot, beeswax, orange peel. Dusty wood, matchstick heads, chipboard. Finish: Long, surprisingly little dry, more chipboard, pine needles, some pine honey. Charred orange peel.

    Reminds me of the spaced Inchgower 1982 https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/71962/inchgower-1982-jw from the Modshots, it is definitely unique, which doesn't necessarily mean tasty for me here. You should try this / any of the 90s Lomonds, if it fits the € 220 in the current market is probably not badly invested.

  6. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nice dram, comes into its own after an hour in the glass and some heat. Fruity, slightly grassy, bittersweet, slightly floral. I think it is successful!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. MH90 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful in all parts. Fruity, floral, rye bread, it all comes along. Tasted this blind and considered the littlemill for the taste, nice to read the comparison here.

    Nice experience! Thank you Bram!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. robain scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
      apple, rather metallic, honey, fruity and mead.
    • Taste
      88 88
      tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, bourboncask notes (lovely)
    • Finish
      88 88
      tropical fruits, pineapple and mango.

  9. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    not my favorite profile in whisky but still (very) good with its own/unqiue profil.

    gets better with warmth and time
    (like nearly all drams. this one benefits so very much from it)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

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