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Overall rating
86.12/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB179343
Category
Blend
Bottler
Irish Whiskeys (IW)
Bottling serie
Irish Single Cask Whiskey
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2021
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
1st fill bourbon + Ruby Port cask Finish
Number of bottles
372
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Irish-Whiskeys.de
Market
de Germany
Added on
19 Mar 2021 8:06 pm by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.90

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29 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Fairy Casks 2009 IW

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.12 points

  1. Official tasting note

    official description:

    Fairy Cask 2 Port Cask Finish, Blended Whiskey, 54.5% Vol.

    Fairy Casks - Irish Single Cask Whiskey is the second bottling series from Irish-Whiskeys.de after the Black Rock series. In alliance with the mystical power of the Irish fairies, true magical whiskeys with special barrel maturations and finishes are created here. To do this, Mareike Spitzer first selected the right barrels personally on site in Ireland. With an experienced eye for first-class barrels and a flair for great whiskeys, she created the high-quality basis for the first fairy casks. The rest of the work was done by the magic of the Irish fairies.

    The second bottling is the Fairy Cask Blended Whiskey with a Port Cask finish. The 12-year-old single grain was initially stored in a first fill bourbon barrel for 10 years and the 14-year-old single malt was also stored in a first fill bourbon barrel for 12 years. After these whiskeys were blended together, the whiskey received a two-year finish in a Ruby Port barrel. The Fairy Cask Blended Irish Whiskey was bottled at 54.5%. This bottling received no color additions and was not cold filtered. Each bottle is individually numbered.

    ~ The filling is limited to 372 bottles.
    ~ Vol .: 54.5%
    ~ Capacity: 0.7 liters
    ~ Country of origin: Ireland
    ~ Dye: No.
    ~ Bottler: Irish Whiskeys Germany
    ~ Aroma: hazelnut, dried plums, dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla
    ~ Taste: sesame, oily, dark, dark fruit notes, Brazil nuts, cinnamon, cloves
    ~ Finish: long-lasting with dark chocolate

  2. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    There is a hint of grain, I have strawberry jam. The wonderfully selected barrel and its flavor remain present for a long time. Adding a little water is pleasant without stealing anything from it
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blended whiskey or not, that's a
    decent, round and also versatile Irish whiskey that needs some time to develop. Not overly demanding but perfectly consistent from start to finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The first impression on the nose is a slightly refreshing, slightly woody, spicy whiskey. A few fruits like strawberries, dark grapes together with slightly tart currants.
      There is also a subtle citrus / lemon note. With a little time in the glass, chocolate and vanilla develop. In the background there are slight hints of nuts.
      More like a hazelnut schnapps with nut nougat. Varied and rounded impression.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Slightly hot, spicy beginning. But then somehow soft and creamy. Great seasoning. The fruits come through well again. Then a honey sweetness with vanilla biscuits appears. Milk chocolate, nuts and subtly bitter wood aromas follow. Alcohol works well integrated.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish, some fruit with a slight sweetness merge into a bitter dark chocolate note and oak spice.

  4. zaphod155 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Delicious. If I didn't know it was a blended whiskey, I wouldn't have guessed it. A very round and pleasing, but not boring bottling.
    • Nose
      Dark berries, honey sweetness and milk chocolate. Mainly warm tones. Some nut nougat with a lot of hazelnut. Cherries and plums, also vanilla.
    • Taste
      It runs soft and warm over the tongue. A dark sweetness with vanilla are the first aromas to show up. Then come prunes, some dark chocolate and dark caramel tones. The alcohol brings a nice, fine sharpness, but is very well integrated.
    • Finish
      It takes a long time for the aromas to dissipate. The dark caramel notes and toasted aromas stay the longest.

  5. Sporx scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Vanilla, spicy, chocolate, lederhosen, great

    taste
    Sweetish, honey, chocolate, nice flavor, a little bit alcohol

    finish
    Almost long, sweet, slightly spicy

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