- Single Malt
- Thosop Import (TI)
- Calculated age
- 13 years old
- Number of bottles
- 53.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Handwritten label
- Added on
- 25 Aug 2012 12:01 pm
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90 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Cooley 1999 TI
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points
- A good Irish. Honest up to 50-60 €.
Sweet, very fruity, light, a little exotic, with hints of fresh apples, carom, and slightly sweet candy.
Mouth a little creamy, on the sweet apple and pleasantly acidulous candy. Some traces of iodine. the end of the mouth is more vegetal.
A little below, always acidulous notes, but also a vegetal character and a small astringency.
- By very expressive on the nose. A little caramel and especially malt that expresses little by little. An earthy peat that is added over it, without that marries very well. In the mouth, supple and fluid like a good irish, but the association with peat, even in the final, does not spark, far from it.
- From Whiskeyfun:
Cooley 1999/2012 (53.3%, Thosop by The Whiskeyman, 179 bottles) Thosop used to be a wee company operated by our friend Luc Timmermans, before he handed over the wheel to The Whiskeyman. Colour: straw. Nose: a light peat and some rather elegant whiffs of all kinds of precious teas. Certainly wulong! Lime, then pine sap and eucalyptus. Much freshness. With water: more raw Islayness (I know), with seaweed, antiseptic, garden bonfire, band-aid, and just whiffs of ‘a working kiln’. Mouth (neat): smashingly excellent. Extremely precise, zesty, unexpectedly salty (come on, you added some salt to this little Cooley, didn’t you), and, just like the first indie peated Cooleys by Cadenhead, pretty Ardbeggian. Don’t try this blind in front of your best whiskey buddies, especially if your fiancée is around ;-). With water: loses point here, it gets a tad cardboardy and feinty. Just a tad. Ha, water! Finish: long, curiously vegetal. Beans? Grass for sure. Comments: I was ready to go very far, until the finish. But this will remain a high score, which should tell you about the rest (nobody’s following you anymore at this point, S., you may drop cryptic writing). SGP:456 - 87 points.
- A very interesting profile, with lots of different aspects. Wonderfully delicious.
Super sweet vanilla, marshmallows and wine gums. Fruity with banana and nectarine, but also something grassier in the background. There's just a tiny hint of peat smoke noticeable in the background.
Much peatier and smokier now, a lot more than I expected based on the nose. Salt and pepper also. Some vanilla and wine gums, along with citrus, but not nearly as dominant as on the nose. Slightly dry.
Subtle peat and spicy pepper.
- For me, the mouth is too much and lacks balance. The power is not mastered.
Marked by lemon, pepper and some light farm notes and hay. It's very lively, precise and incisive. After aeration, slight notes of yellow fruits (mainly peach) appear but they are very discreet
What marks me is the bitterness present from beginning to end. It still shows a fine chopped peat, pepper, chilli. I find this mouth unbalanced. No pleasure for me here.
Long, very spicy and peppery.
- Great, great... great. I love it! That´s the Point! I´m sad that I only have one Bottle left :-(
- Nose: maple syrup, fruits (pears, apricots), honey. A veil of smoke a little earthy, a little straw. Some notes of candy. A little too discreet for my taste. Palate: very thick, sweet. A little less fruit even if we have nice notes of pineapple, it's more about spices. A pretty peat, fine and "tense", which integrates very nicely to the whole. Liquorice, ginger. Better than the nose, it's more expressive, punch. Final: we go to oranges this time. Long, always a little peat.
I was very disappointed there 4 months, this Cooley is much more to his advantage tonight. The nose is nondescript - although, pretty fruit ... The mouth is very beautiful by cons, expressive and lively. Water does not bring much in my opinion.
- Interesting how this one goes from a very sweet, fruity nose to a peaty finish. I am generally not fond of whiskey (as opposed to whiskey), but this one makes me reconsider that.
Blind tasting of a small sample.
Wine gums, candy cane, marshmallows, apricot, hay and an earthy peat touch.
Peatier, earthier and saltier than the nose. Sugar candy, blueberries,
raspberries, light peat, milk chocolate, apricots, caramel and vanilla.
Caramel, peat, earth and salt.