Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Stated Age
26 years old
Ex Bourbon
51.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
joint bottling with La Maison du Whisky
Added on
05 apr 2014 10:03 am by tomso
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 421.06

45 × in wishlist

75 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ireland 1987 DD

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.47 points.

  1. Jeep51 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Huge fruity. If we had to find a fault it would be this drought in the final
    • Nose
      A ton of fruit. What an exoticism! Passion, mango, guava, ripe papaya, pomegranate. Apricot jam as well as beeswax. Perfectly perfect.
    • Taste
      Bwah! May be even better than the nose. The attack is really creamy. We find all these exotic fruits very ripe. Dried apricots, bananas, dates, vanilla. And then light woody, toasted notes that bring a little structure.
    • Finish
      Long. Obviously ... fruity. May be a little dry.

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  3. whiskydramo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Ripe tropical and nectar, exceptionally sweet for an Irish. Loquats, yellow peaches, papaya, longan, those small luzon mangoes. Sunkies oranges, yellow plums. Then butter cookies, wafers with orange fillings. Dried figs from the emptied glass.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet and sour oranges. Green tropical fruits after 10s, green grapes, green apples, guava, sugar apples, starfruits. The fruitiness and sweetness managed to stay on the palate after chewing.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fruits from above all popped up together nicely. It's such a joy drinking this dram. Some sort of fruit peel and cores when the fruitiness faded but never quit in the mouth.

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Thanks to XVII for the sample
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. ManoCornuta scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    What a bomb of exotic fruits / white and Pomelos !! The nose is beautiful The mouth is well complex with always these fruits and spices A final a bit tangy, but the retro-olfaction is superb and even appear honey! Yum ! 92/100 if I could put 92.5 I would have put it!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The nose is superb, very fruity, exotic, more acidic than, say a Benriach 1976, but just as exuberant. Pineapple still lacking maturity, peach, vanilla, wax. It's really very pretty.

    The mouth is a little less successful for my taste. Not that the fruits are absent (mandarin, papaya), but they are more withdrawn, having to share the front of the stage with greener notes and spices (ginger, white pepper).

    The finish is quite long, at first fruity, exotic, then developing on vegetal notes, the fruit passing in the background.

    A very nice whisky, but I would not put the 315 euros requested. In the exotic style, I would still prefer to lengthen a little to get a Benriach 1976 on WA which are, for those I've tasted, a notch above this Irish.

  7. Finlaggan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:

  8. wbarchive_350097 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Too good!
    • Nose
      Exotic fruits: acid papaya, mango and pineapple. Less exotic fruits: citrus fruits and pear. There is an apple pie side (apple / cinnamon). We also smell sweet spices. Nicely complex.
    • Taste
      The least we can say is that it is very intense. Whisky literally solicits all my taste buds. Perfect harmony between the acidity of exotic fruits, cane sugar and fresh ginger. There is a very pleasant sea salt side at the end of the mouth. Alcohol is at its optimal level.
    • Finish
      Very long on sweet fruits and sweet spices.

  9. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/drei-whiskys-aus-dem-bourbonfass-von-der-gruenen-insel-34256/ Color: straw yellow
    Nose: Tingling salt rises in the nose, followed by vanilla flavors, gooseberries and apples. Mostly dull and mild, but sometimes pungent salty. Fruit gum and tobacco ... then again dull and mild.
    Taste: Delicate consistency with tingling minerality. A salty spice spreads - fresh and dry. Notes of leather, honey, bland herbs and rhubarb characterize the mouthfeel.
    Finish: Medium length - resin, fresh pine needles, herbs and spicy-aromatic tea. In addition, light, juicy notes of freshly split wood.
    Note: Tingling salt throughout and nose like chameleon.
    91 points (nose: 90 / taste: 91 / finish: 91)


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