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Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB187207
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Barrel
Casknumber
4404302
Number of bottles
242
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Nanyang Whisky
Market
sg Singapore
Added on
07 Jul 2021 4:51 pm by chrisyeo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 324.02

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Whisky Reviews for Islay Single Malt 1990 TWJ

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

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Light fruit bombs with many surprises underneath.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very clean and bright, soft peat smoke, white pepper, honey, chopped ginger, garlic, parsley, Thai basil, walnuts, brie cheese, baked sweet potatoes, ripen banana peel. Seaweed, algae-covered rocks, fresh tuna, samphire.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Bright and complex, with underlying notes of tropical fruits -Cempedak or Jackfruit, banana, unripe pineapples, tangy ciku, and sweet lychee-like flavor. Slightly sour but comes back to sweetness. The peat is nearly gone, it's is light but still available, just doesn't surface immediately. Overall, it's fruity and lightly peppered. Well rounded and is a superb one, best savored inside a blender's glass.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium with a long finish, peppery, medicinal, and still fruity. Definitely one I can sip for hours while relaxing; not in a comfy armchair but I'd prefer the salty sea breeze by the beach.

  2. K C Wong scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  3. MaltHaus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      On the initial nose, a wonderful note of peat appears in the heart of the aromatic palate. This is nourished by candied oranges, freshly cut grass, wet straw, barley sugar, iodine and peppermint. Allowed to breathe for 30 minutes, it develops even more camphoric peat and gradually the entire aroma palate flooded with fruity notes. With 5 drops of water added: it becomes increasing fruity, floral, more smoke and mentholated. Next, hint of toffee notes accompany with cashew nuts and a wee bit of cinnamon, cardamon spices. Very remarkably well-balanced nose overall.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Rich, creamy and oily on arrival. The very delicately smoke attack quickly becomes more powerful and reveal an oily, rich peat. This dynamic opening is long and solid, and it soaks into the taste bud. On the mid palate, the fruits refresh it flavour and gradually becomes medicinal. With water: fresh fruit and vegetal give the opening of the palate lots of juice and sweetness. Then, almost immediately, stronger peat take place and hold it for a long period of time.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Rather long, serene, balanced and firm. A handful of citrus fruits bring out the acidity to the now more medicinal notes. The peat has become ashy by now, dried fruits has replaced fresh fruits, and notes of cinnamon and cardamon bring lots of spices. The retro nasal is waves of oily peat and smoky, floral and fruity. The empty glass is now full of peaty, smoky, floral, fruity and sweet.

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Whisky Notes from the guy who bottled it:
    • Nose
      Color: Golden hue.

      Nose: Elegant medical smoke, nutty (roasted almonds, macadamia…) but with fruity undertones – we get a touch of jackfruit, champada, green mangoes, unripe pineapples … tropical South East Asian fruits galore behind the veil of a more austere and elegant iteration of ‘older’ peat bottlings. We like this game of hide and seek! With time, some wet ashes, pebbles, but kissed by some stewed pears at the back too. But the full plethora of flavors are really let loose using the Blenders’ Glass (as recommended by @thewhiskyjury himself), we concur fully! Trial and error tell us that 10ml to 15ml works best – this air to whisky ratio in the glass is ideal.
    • Taste
      Mouth: Extremely complex. Comfortable, soothing medicinal peat emerges. Zesty with some hints of black tea (maybe, lapsang souchong?). Ends off with a round, fruity, oily characteristic enveloping the warm peat.
    • Finish
      Finish: Medium to a long finish, but longer with a couple of droplets of water. Hit by medicinal peat but tapers off with a touch of pepper – pure elegance and finesse. This is really a sipping whisky fit for a comfy armchair!

      A bottle true to its age statement and vintage – you know you are not drinking a teenage bottling.

      A dear friend of ours @wetdrams describes this pair of sister casks as the dance between the beauty (Nanyang Whisky exclusive) and the beast (the global release). We feel that the beast in the beauty truly emerges when you be patient with this lovely treat and give it time to breathe and swim in the Blenders’ Glass. Can’t get enough of this - bravo to The Whisky Jury!

  5. SpringBen scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Fruity nose with mango notes, smoky, delicate palate with medicinal peat in the background, finish medium long.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Tropical fruits notes - mango, lychee
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smoky, dedicate palate with medicinal peat in the background
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, slightly dry, fruits notes appears after letting it breathe for awhile

  6. -sAxo- scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  7. Seanzhang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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