Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Bottling serie
The Nose Art
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 jan 2015 10:40 am by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 392.00

43 × in wishlist

120 × member ratings

159 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Irish Single Malt 1991 WD

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.56 points.

  1. XorLophaX scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 88/100 points - "nice Irish Whisky". The Peated Irish Single Malt from Whisky Doris from the Nose Art series offers a lot of fruit. He is complex and interesting in the nose. Unfortunately, a bit thin on the palate. The finish disappoints. Overall, this Bushmills is more of a "nose whisky", but hey, he's in the "Nose Art" series as well. ;-) Link to the tasting on my blog: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/355
    • Nose
      At first very restrained, but opens after a few minutes in the air. Then you recognize notes of pineapple, apples, peach and lemon peel. Discreetly integrated into the distinct sweetness is to make out some smoke. In the background a few oriental spices.
    • Taste
      Not so intense, but there are also notes of fruits such as pineapple, mango, apples and lychee. The peat is quite discreet and tends to go in the slightly smoky direction. It looks as if the fruits are finely smoked. Overall, but very delicate. There is a clear bitterness where it comes from? It becomes milder with water but loses its complexity.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, slightly bitter-acid finish (lemon rind?), Alcohol clearly noticeable. Something peaty. Sharper with water.

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 11 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. LDB scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I do not get some of the low ratings here.
    To me at least, this is pretty awesome Irish stuff from the good side of the 1990s, with ultimate tropical fruitiness.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The Baker’s Dozen 13 independent unspecified single Irish malts 12-30 year old.

    My experience of irish single malts is not huge so I thought I would try these 13 IB.
    In the past I have found that in the main Irish single malts are not as complex or heavy as Scotch whisky apart from some older Lowland offerings.
    Many of the ones tried here had a cereal note, stewed white fruits on the palate and the nose was a little distant but the palate was pretty good.
    I did not do full tasting notes as I had 13 to taste but also after the first half dozen they where melding into one.
    There are obviously less differences in this flight rather than a Scotch H2H but that is understandable as there are far fewer distilleries in Ireland and my guess here that half of those here were bushmill’s.
    What was interesting is that sometimes with Scotch whisky the palate does not deliver what the nose promised, with quite a few of these it was the other way round with the palate being the weakest part.
    I still prefer Scotch whisky to Irish because there is more going on but there are exceptions, as there always will be and in the past Ihave had some cracking Irish single malts and blends.


    1-Irish Single Malt 1988 26 year cask 14360 45.6% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 69548
    2-Irish Single Malt Whisky 1193 25 year 48.1% Liquid Art wb id 119623
    3-Single Irish Malt Whisky 1989 29 year rum barrel 56.5% Liquid Treasures wb id 129031
    4-Ireland Single Malt 1989 29 year 48.6% Daily Dram wb id 118242
    5-A distillery in Ireland 2003/2016 12 year Exclusive Malts cask 10 52.6% wb id 85542
    6-Ireland Single Malt 1990 30 year rum barrel cask 589 53.1% Archives wb id 152831
    7-Irish Single Malt Whisky 1991 23 year 51.6 The Whisky Agency wb id 76927
    8-lrish Single Malt Whisky 1989 26 year 47.2% Whisky Fassle wb id 77442
    9-Irish Single Malt 1991 24 year cask 8533 48.5% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 79410
    10-Limerick 1991 23 year Slaney Malt Adelphi sherry cask 10694 48.3% wb id 77577
    11-Irish Single Malt 1991 22 year cask 8231 48.1% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 63188
    12-Irish Single, Malt Brothers In Arms Vom Fass 14 year 43% wb id 71131
    13-Single Irish Malt 2001 17 year cask 3379 55.9% Rolf Kasper wb id 129342

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not a fan of the nose neat, smells a bit farmy in a shitty way?
    The palate is on the thin side at first with bitter fruits but it does pick up on kiwi and green unripe plum.
    No need for water and with time in the glass the nose has improved and has a cereal note now.
    So this is ok but not particularly interesting on the palate but the finish is nice and lasts a long time, this is the best part by a long way.
    This reminds me of 1960's Redbreast, with the cereal note.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I am a big irish fan but wasnt very impressed by this one, lacks the exuberant fruitiness, still on the green exotic fruits though

  7. dewo scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    The independent German bottler "Whisky Doris" Doris Debbeler from the Brandenburg Falkensee has bottled these already older wines.
    He was in a Boubon barrel from 10/1991 to 05/2014.
    But I expected much more, too bad, that was not the best barrel.
    • Nose
      86 86
      This whisky unfolds very slowly.
      You have to pour your whisky 15-30 minutes in advance and give it time.
      Now comes the ripe peach and the green Apfer with a light citrus note, but also a sweet pungent on the nose.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fruity lemon, almost bitter as lemon peel.
      Also a decent smoke, otherwise not much. Very empty Over the years, little seasoning has accumulated
    • Finish
      80 80
      Even when leaving my euphoria has not broken.
      Medium long and again the slightly bitter lemon.
      The alcohol stays lightly burning on the tongue all the time.

  8. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tried this side by side with the 1991 Lim Eiling Irish... If these are not sister casks, I don't know what is. Almost identical, and both equally delicious. This bottle is slightly darker and more round, while the Lim seems to be slightly more peaty and austere (disclaimer -- Nose Art freshly opened). Undisclosed Bushmill using peated casks most likely. 

  9. businessdouche scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Eye: Orange Nose: Immediately complex and fruity, malted cereal notes in the manner of a Chichibu . We quickly feel the peat mingling with the sweet notes of caramel that are the prerogative of Irish whiskys. We are not on the side a bit disgusting Bushmills and Jamison entry game but in the kingdom of Douanier Rousseau, a table well wanked with fruit in every sense: orchard first with apples, peaches vine, dried apricots); the tropics then mangoes, green melons (rather Andalusia than Tahiti anyway ...), passion fruit, papaya, guava. It's not really Londonderry! Palate: Opens on a slight bitterness that surprises a little, but is covered without delay by the tropical fruits that had concluded the nose: a whisky that has the following ideas ... Vanilla Madagascar, oranges and a hint of dark chocolate. At the same time mineral and unctuous. A bit of burnt caramel, like a bourbon whose sweet side would have been attenuated in favor of fruity notes. A true delight. Finale: Tropical fruit notes just walls that last forever and licorice at the end. A superb whisky, especially since it is a rare and unique profile. We rarely have the opportunity to meet these notes of tropical fruits still green: the smell of green Papaya. A super fun whisky that can only be recommended. I must admit that I happen to have flashbacks in the middle of the day and regret not having bought a bottle ...

  10. tsumcor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I love the cóntrast of peat and fruit, very nice dram, well selected Doris and Herbert!

  11. dankin scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Needs a drop of water and a bit time to open up fully.

    Very good dram.

  12. Ragazzo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly fruity, and complex as well... pure fun this one :-)


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022

Forgot your password?