Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
The Stillman's (Stm)
Bottling serie
Cask Selection No. 16
Stated Age
23 years old
Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Switzerland Switzerland
Added on
06 dec 2014 9:32 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 559.45

22 × in wishlist

84 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Columban of Iona 1991 Stm

12 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.55 points.

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    In an enjoyable round we did not agree whether this drop is light or medium peaty and in which enjoyment phase the smoke appears. However, we were unanimous that it was excellent stuff, although we would not have come across an Irishman in a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      If I dip my nose deep enough into the nosing glass: for me there is already light peat, but also a great fruit punch from the Far East is announced.
    • Taste
      Smoke in front and behind, flatters the palate together with the fruit mix.
    • Finish
      And for the grand finale now for me quite strong smoke, but also papaya, pineapple, lime etc. Everything lasts quite a long time. An absolutely surprising Irishman!

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  3. Pauci scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Cassis! Departure, unfortunately, gone a bit quickly.

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    The fruity background is really Irish indeed - pretty good
    • Nose
      90 90
      Green fruits and peaty notes - it's more peaty than smoky - iodine, seaweed, minerals
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, oily, good sweetnees, very fruity, peaches, tropical fruits, peaty and little smoky, shellfish, also some green and grassy notes
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, more grassy, grapefruits, a tad bitter

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Exotic fruits, white pepper, smoked salmon, very interesting, very good

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Exotic fruits in my Glencairn !

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great Whisky!
    • Nose
      cigar smoke, exotic fruits, honey and farmy notes.
    • Taste
      cigar smoke, exotic fruits, honey and spicy. Very balanced.
    • Finish
      very long, fruity and honey.

  10. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=198 Color: corn yellow
    Nose: Creamy-sticky with all sorts of tropical fruits and blue berries as well as leather, cardboard, vanilla, salt and a slightly peppery, but also more restrained spice.
    Taste: Wow, absolutely surprising after that nose !!! Fruity, salty and full of fresh spice. Dark fruit with lots of peaty smoke, honey, spicy chili and freshly ground pepper, salt and tons of fantastic spicy notes - absolutely great !!!
    Finish: Beautifully long - fruity, spicy and very peppery with oak, tobacco, leather, chili and dark red paprika - what a (peppery) finish!
    Remark: A hammer part, if the nose is a little better now, then ...!
    92 points (nose: 90 / taste: 94 / finish: 93)

  11. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 91 points Super Administrator

    Peaty tropical fruit juice. Much more peat than expected and more fruits too.
    Sample courtesy of Royal Scotsman.

  12. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    pale gold color, nose a little more expressive than St Patrick's prayer, very light peat, more fruit, mouth in the same spirit, oily, powerful, riper and slightly more exotic fruit, slight sweetness tip, a little bit of honey, less smoke. Final spicy too, a little shorter perhaps. More greed and pleasure.

  13. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cf. Tasting Notes of WhiskyFun.com (March 17, 2015).

    SGP:664 - 91 points.

  14. wbarchive_350097 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A smoky version of irish whiskey.


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