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Overall rating 21 votes 87.89
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
13 years old
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2013 11:32 am

Average value

€ 80,00

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 125,00

Buy in Market

28 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

3 Notes

Prof.Schoof
Expert Senior Prof.Schoof Note
23 Apr 2015 7:11 pm

This Whisky was sold for 127 € at Whiskyauction in Apr. 2015

n1d0
Member Senior n1d0 Review note
02 Feb 2014 7:06 pm
n1d0 gave this whisky 87 points

Nose: Smoke and sweet fruits combined with farmy notes. Apple pie, pineapple from a can, vanilla and caramel. Very accessible, very inviting. The smoke blends in nicely.

Body: Light-medium weight on the tongue, rolls down ever so smoothly.

Taste: The pineapple and apple-pie come first, then citrus starts to wave them goodbye. Lemon which is accompanied with a nice touch of smokiness. Peppers set in, together with some bitterness. Very tasty indeed.

Finish: Long peppery finish, ending bittersweet. The smoke is very subtle.

Verdict: Another great bottling by TWM.

Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
85
Finish
90
Price
75
Presentation
85
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markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
03 May 2013 6:27 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

The aromatic and fruity nose is immediately marked by peat and stable scents. So this is clearly an independent bottling of wat Cooley markets as Connemara (while those releases are much peatier). Very waxy. Quite some hay. Lemongrass. Pretty sweet, too. Pineapple, melon, strawberry, tangerine. Marshmallows. Ginger, vanilla and caramel.

Taste

It is creamy, smoky and very spicy on the palate. Sturdy peppers, ginger and salt. Licquorice that takes care of a bittersweet lining. Perfectly balanced by the fruit, in which citrus takes the lead.

Finish

The finish is long and spicy. It tingles a long while on the tongue before dying a bittersweet death.

Comments

A great Irish whiskey. Clearly a twin to the Cooley 1999 that was released last summer by Thosop, but a little more fruity and accessible. Around 80 EUR.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man

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