Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
W.D. O'Connell Whiskey Merchants (WDO)
Bottling serie
Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Stated Age
19 years old
1st fill bourbon + Pedro Ximénez sherry cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
PX Series
Added on
20 nov 2021 8:12 pm by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 148.69

3 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky reviews for W.D. O'Connell 19-year-old WDO

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.09 points.

  1. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well-aged EX-BC malt, but I don't notice much of the PX finish. Otherwise a thoroughly honest, classic bottling. My thing again!
    • Nose
      87 87
      At the beginning a creamy cocoa powder nose. Dark fruits of berries, plums, oranges. Vanilla, some toasted aromas, dark chocolate.
      Spices of pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg emerge from the background. Some wood aromas complement the whole thing very nicely. Alcohol has a slightly cooling effect, almost menthol-like.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fruity, red grapes, pear and red mealy apple, together with the subtle tingling spiciness, it looks very well balanced. Then wood, more wood, more wood. This also makes it slightly bitter on the palate. Some cocoa, caramel, white chocolate. almonds,

    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-length finish, becoming drier, vanilla, only light oak spice, some citrus fruit,

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  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    sweet caramel, vanilla, sweetness, sweet stewed fruits, on the pear, very juicy vine peach
    a little glue and vegetable sap
    the vanilla cooked with fairly dry oak, peppery spices, the fruits are more on the mandarin now, on the candied peel, more vanilla and it's very creamy,
    a little white chocolate, creaminess, toasted cereal.
    on the same scents, vanilla, woody, cooked fruits on orange citrus fruits, bitterness finally arrives which unfortunately denotes.

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Very woody, little fruit. The PX barrel doesn't come off well here. The basic character of the whisky immediately reminded me of a 10-year-old Black Rock bottling of Irish whiskys, which I tasted much better and was only matured in bourbon casks.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. FeydRautha scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity, promising (yet)
    • Taste
      80 80
      Dust dry from the first moment. Where, please, was a PX Cask used?
    • Finish
      77 77
      Dry and bitter. If that's a PX finish then it was probably the worst PX Cask ever.

  7. Official tasting note

    Pedro Ximénez Cask Series - 19 Years Old
    Single Malt Irish Whiskey - distilled at Cooley

    This 19-year old single malt was initially matured in first-fill bourbon barrels, before we created a small batch that we aged for a further 24 months in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. The successor to last year’s PX 18, it has a rich cocoa nose with white pepper spices, raisings & toasted oak. This year, we brought the whiskey back down to a manageable 46%, and the result is outstanding. Limited to 348 bottles

    Recommended Retail Price: € 159.95


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