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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt 1991 EL
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- 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.
- 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.
First very exotic nose then exhausts a little. Passion. Yellow fruits. It's rather round and very well done. Almond paste.
Very good fruity. Powerful. Yellow and mango always.
Final with a little cigarette smoke Yellow fruits. Peach.
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: 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 !!
- 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?
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.
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.
Fruits and peat linger, and a pleasantly drying, peppery finish is added.
- It's a double distilled bushmills and hence the fruitiness. The peat is very subtle.
- 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
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.
source: whiskynotes.be - Ruben Luyten
- Luc told us that it is from Bushmills distillery!