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Overall rating
90.18/100
votes
70
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Eiling Lim (EL)
Bottling serie
6th Release
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
116
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Added on
26 Nov 2014 7:30 pm by checkpointuk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 269,00

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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt 1991 EL

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.18 points

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. stf92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I share the description of Sagara, not seen the peat ...
    I did not find on the moment my sample that comes
    from another bottle to compare. But I put my hand
    above ... to follow.

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Not the impression of drinking the same whisky as other people here. No peat at all, and I'm not the only one. Yet it is well written "peated" on the bottle so good ...
    It's still very good.
    • Nose
      First very exotic nose then exhausts a little. Passion. Yellow fruits. It's rather round and very well done. Almond paste.
    • Taste
      Very good fruity. Powerful. Yellow and mango always.
    • Finish
      Final with a little cigarette smoke Yellow fruits. Peach.

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Malty with refine sweet irish peat smoke, similar to cola, gripping on
    subtle buttery vanilla aroma. Catch the sour fruits on top half.

    Palate:- The smell of wet grass and turf on a field. Earthy, creamy mouthfeel with a touch of cedar. Soft and elegant.

    Finish:- Silky. Medium long. Warm ginger linger on with a faint ashes.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Nicely fruity, on a mixture of exotic fruits (passion, mango) and yellow (peach, apricot). A side pastry also with pastry dough, and a veil of medicinal peat in the background. Very well done.

    Mouth: Powerful, peat, fine, is more present but does not crush the fruits so far. Exotic, medicinal peat, the association is not without evoking some old Islays, the patina of time and less.

    Finish: long, fruity and peaty with a hint of white pepper and some bitterness liquorice in the background.

    Conclusion: a very nice success !!

  7. cavalier66 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    These peated Irish single malts are a revelation. How many more are waiting in the wings, and how will they develop further with time in the cask?
    • Nose
      Less immediately tropical than the Nectar 1991/2014 Peated Irish Single Malt. More peach, green and grassiness added to more subtle peat. Water brings out more cask mustiness, some some more floral fruit notes, and more obvious peat. 
    • Taste
      Here are the fruits, loud and clear. Tropical, yes, but more mango and less passion fruit than the Nectar version - a "wider" profile. Oilier on the mouth. Light peat makes an entrance, beautifully integrated with the fruit. Water releases more sweetness - it is sweeter than the Nectar now, less bitterness and grapefruit notes.  More peat with water, and a little medicinal - clear old Islay territory. Time in the glass and even more tropical fruit emerge. 
    • Finish
      Fruits and peat linger, and a pleasantly drying, peppery finish is added. 

  8. Leltimm did not rate this whisky Newbie

    It's a double distilled bushmills and hence the fruitiness. The peat is very subtle.

  9. tsumcor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose: my first impression was a slightly bigger peatiness, but this
    levels out over time. This one is maybe slightly less sweet on the nose,
    but it does have a clear buttery / toffee note that the TNOTDD doesn’t
    have. Similar fruitiness (pear, maracuya, mango, banana) alongside the
    subtle peat and ever so light medicinal notes (menthol). Mouth: almost
    identical to the other cask, hard to set apart. A sweet, tropical
    fruitiness mixed with subtle peat that seems older than it actually is
    (1960’s Bowmore anyone?). Minty notes, a little walnut. Fades on creamy
    mocha. Finish: long, slightly earthy, still very fruity with a soft
    peppery touch.

    You could say 2014 was a year of excellent independent Irish releases
    (both peated and non-peated), thanks to the Teeling family and a couple
    of bottlers with great noses. A must-try.
    Score: 92/100

    source:  whiskynotes.be - Ruben Luyten

  10. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Luc told us that it is from Bushmills distillery!

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