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Overall rating
87.86/100
votes
90
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Thosop Import (TI)
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2012
Calculated age
13 years old
Number of bottles
179
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Handwritten label
Added on
25 Aug 2012 12:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.90

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105 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cooley 1999 TI

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A good Irish. Honest up to 50-60 €.
    • Nose
      Sweet, very fruity, light, a little exotic, with hints of fresh apples, carom, and slightly sweet candy.
    • Taste
      Mouth a little creamy, on the sweet apple and pleasantly acidulous candy. Some traces of iodine. the end of the mouth is more vegetal.
    • Finish
      A little below, always acidulous notes, but also a vegetal character and a small astringency.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

  4. goran scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting profile, with lots of different aspects. Wonderfully delicious.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Subtle peat and spicy pepper.

  6. Jeep51 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    For me, the mouth is too much and lacks balance. The power is not mastered.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long, very spicy and peppery.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Ragazzo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Great, great... great. I love it! That´s the Point! I´m sad that I only have one Bottle left :-(

  9. nulty scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Wine gums, candy cane, marshmallows, apricot, hay and an earthy peat touch.
    • Taste
      Peatier, earthier and saltier than the nose. Sugar candy, blueberries,
      raspberries, light peat, milk chocolate, apricots, caramel and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Caramel, peat, earth and salt.

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