- Single Malt
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- Smouldering, brooding and alluring
- Stated Age
- 22 years old
- Refill Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 55.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 28 Sep 2014 5:17 am by holborndrinker
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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
- Quite enjoyed this one. Sherry cask really gave this one a nice bump. Finish lingered with this one.
- 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.