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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 2001 DR
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.73 points
- This whisky shows
how fruity Irish malt can be. A Kilbeggan in disguise? Or a Tyrconnel? Who cares: it is pure enjoyment, with or without water. Around 80 EUR.
The nose bursts with
white fruit: juicy apples and pears. Then some exotic notes like pineapple and
peach too. Soft
spices. Somewhat waxy. A twig of eucalyptus and some vanilla. Hint of marzipan.
This is very inviting. Water changes little, but does
emphasize the freshness of this malt, bringing the eucalyptus to the fore.
The ABV implies that
it is smart to sip carefully. And yet. It does not burn, while it does arrive
with quite the punch. Again a handful of apples and pears, but some citrus
joins the fray. Agrum. Liquorice, ginger and again something fresh like
eucalyptus. Nice continuation of the nose. Not overly complex, but very good.
With water it becomes eminently quaffable.
The finish is quite
short, despite the high ABV. But it remains fruity until the death.
- A very fruity Irish, and quite different from the others tasted so far, by the almost total absence of herbaceous and floral. Here it is fruit, fruit, and fruit. With a little more fruit. Out of the fruit, it is very balanced and pleasant despite its high alcohol content.
Pretty closed at first, you have to give it time to open. The power of the fruits is then released, sending a mixture of juicy yellow and white fruits. Some exotic fruits are also invited to the party. A cool side hides behind this fruity power, and stays quietly in the background.
Alcohol is not aggressive, despite its 60%. Attention, it's still very powerful and hot in the mouth, huh! A basket of fresh and juicy fruit, sweet, mellow, syrupy. Not especially complex, everything is based on raw pleasure.
Short, always on fresh fruits that faint.
- From Bushmills distillery