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Overall rating 65 votes 89.97
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Vintage
1992
Bottled
04.2015
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
192
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Mar 2015 6:41 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 240,00

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 230,00

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Tastingtags

9 Notes

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
24 Jul 2017 12:15 am
aphex gave this whisky 90 points

Nose : Smoke, seabreeze, citrus, vanilla and some leathery notes.

Mouth : Peat and fruits (yellow, exotic). Vanilla cream.

Finish : Long, creamy, fruity.


Great balance between peat and fruits and nice pastry notes. Almost like a slightly smoked fruits yoghurt.

Tasting from december 2016.

addyhd
Connoisseur addyhd Note
27 May 2017 2:28 am

SV;

Cooley 23 yo 1992/2015 (55%, Cadenhead, Irish) Five stars A brand new Cooley by Cadenhead. Please note that I’ve used the picture of an earlier (very good – WF 90) bottling. Probably a barrel as well. Colour: pale gold. Nose: well, how many times have I already told that story about a friend who was pouring young peated Cooley to punters on the parking place of a famous Islay distillery starting with an A, around twelve years ago, and managed to let everyone believe it was young whisky from that very Islay distillery? Indeed, you could think this is a slightly lighter and marginally fruitier A***. Especially love this smoky earthiness, these whiffs of lit cigars, the touches of garam masala and the horse saddle notes. With water: more fruits and more rooty notes. A little more barley as well. Mouth (neat): one of the fruitiest ueberpeaters I’ve tried. Shouldn’t work but it does. Smoky pineapples (not hand-grenades) and peppery litchis, then rather various oranges, especially bitter ones. And blood oranges. Really an unusual style, and this baby still roars like a tiger after 23 years. With water: perfect. Peat and fruits work in tandem, almost like… let’s see, say John Coltrane and Duke Ellington? (S., you’re afraid of nothing.) Finish: long, and rather more on fruits rather than peat this time. Strawberry yoghurt. A rather exceptional signature, as fresh as a baby’s… err, mouth. Comments: I absolutely love this style. Balance is deliciously perfect – what a tango! SGP:556 - 91 points.

I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me, than a full frontal lobotomy.
steve_pinkcity
Member Senior steve_pinkcity Note
06 May 2017 1:11 pm
steve_pinkcity gave this whisky 89 points
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
05 Mar 2017 11:04 am

Assez fermé, avec quelques fruits non identifiés. Il y a de la tourbe, modérément et pas mal de malt. La vanille, intense, émerge peu à peu. L'ajout d'eau ne changera pas grand-chose. Moi qui attendait une bombe de fruits, je suis assez déçu. En bouche, c'est bien plus intéressant ! Très doux, fluide et souple comme on l'attend d'un irish, l'alcool est parfaitement intégré. L'ajout d'eau de rend plus vif et épicé, faisant oublier qu'il a quand même 23 ans ! Le toucher de bouche est vraiment chouette ! En fin de bouche, ENFIN ! Les fruits exotiques, les voilà ! Qui perdurent, perdurent dans la longue finale !

Enthousiasme 3/5

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wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
06 Dec 2016 10:48 am

Au nez,de l'herbe sèche,du caramel dégoulinant de beurre,de la vanille,un peu de citron et la fumée légère,subtil!

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Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
03 Apr 2016 12:28 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose
Peat, fruity, some wax, vanilla, (cow) stable and hay.
Taste
Fruity syrup of tropical fruits, peaty, citrus, apple and pastry.
Finish
Grape fruits, salty, some ashes and spices. Coconut, liquorice and tobacco.
Comments

Blind tasting.

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KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
18 Oct 2015 11:56 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Apricot, peat smoke, banana, vanilla and a little toffee. With water also strawberry and orange, as well as a touch of new leather. The peat goes to the background then.

Taste

Peat, apricot, banana, apple and caramel. When adding water also some orange and vanilla.

Finish

Peat, vanilla, caramel, pineapple, peach, apple and cocoa.

Comments

Best Irish whisky I've tasted so far. 89/90.

grmmn87
Member Senior grmmn87 Tasting note
30 Jun 2015 11:54 pm
grmmn87 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Vanilla, muesli with fruits, a hint of campfire smoke 

Taste

Grapefruit (a bitter citrus taste, maybe lemon peel?) and blackberries with vanilla sauce, a hint of salt

Finish

Very fruity and long

Comments

becomes fun only after adding some water

ARDBERG
Connoisseur ARDBERG Note
28 Mar 2015 8:45 am

Cadenhead's notes:

Irish Whiskey (Peated) from Cooley Distillery, Eire 1992 23y/o 55%

Nose: Clotted cream, custard creams, vanilla custard and very soft sweet smokiness.
Taste: More smoke than the nose suggests; creamy with raspberry jam, strawberry yoghurt and salted butter.
Finish: Initially very creamy then a dry ashy smokiness builds along with gooseberries and olive oil.

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