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Overall rating
85.73/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Vintage
27.08.2001
Bottled
11.12.2014
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Casknumber
9787
Number of bottles
115
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Jurgen's Whiskyhuis
Added on
26 Jan 2015 12:32 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81.00

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17 × member ratings

18 × in collection

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

  1. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite
      short, despite the high ABV. But it remains fruity until the death.

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Short, always on fresh fruits that faint.

  4. Erik Elixir did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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