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Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Smouldering, brooding and alluring
Vintage
16.09.1991
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
117.5
Number of bottles
236
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Sep 2014 5:17 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 317.85

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17 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cooley 1991 SMWS 117.5

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Quite enjoyed this one. Sherry cask really gave this one a nice bump. Finish lingered with this one.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Very rare Irish whiskey!

    Colour: Gothic coke

    Flavour: Deep, rich & dried fruits

    The alluring nose presented apple sours and cherry pieces in dark chocolate, Brazil nuts and coconut macaroons; hints of Bovril, cinnamon, sandalwood and manuka honey. At full strength, the palate was mouth-drawing and dry but full of flavour – Black Forest gateau, Kirsch, treacle toffee, blackcurrant jam, Campinos, fried sage leaves and brooding eastern spices. The reduced nose suggested smouldering aromatic woods, herbs and incense, with even more cherries, chocolate and nuts. The palate was a trance-inducing mix of teasing textures and delicious tastes of salted caramels, Moffat toffees and vanilla.

    Drinking tip: This will take you to another place – prepare for a journey of the senses.

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