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Overall rating
85.31/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Creative Whisky Company (CWC)
Bottling serie
The Exclusive Malts
Vintage
21.01.2002
Bottled
03.2015
Stated Age
13 years old
Casknumber
20021
Number of bottles
336
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Apr 2015 9:57 pm by Remko
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91,96

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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 2002 CWC

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.31 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite a nice bottling but the nose gives me a feel of something which has spent a little bit too much time in a fruit basket. Tasted this side by side with the Rolf Kaspar 2001 Irish whiskey (cask 3379), which I like a little more because of the fresher experience it provides.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Overly ripe tropical fruits, almost to the point of fermentation: mango, peach, papaya and apricot. Nutty, quite spicy with undefined (eastern?) spices, a bit salty, also a little moldy in the background with a hint of old bookshelves.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A bit sharp on alcohol, but a little water tunes it down to acceptable levels. Oily, then thick layers of fruitiness, mostly dried apricots and overly ripe peaches, some faint vanilla. Eventually, it still develops into something pretty peppery.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length: fruity with again the ripe apricots and peaches, some liquorice, all fading away into an old moldy and nutty oak wood note.

  2. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A more than fine Irishman. Well matured and great depth in terms of taste. Many SMs from Scotland cannot match this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very powerful nose. Lots of fruit, a bit of a canned tropical fruit mixture. Some ripe mangos and that kind of scent. I also detect some red fruit in the background. With some water I notice some more herbs such as five spice and coriander.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sturdy, come in nice. Very full fruit flavors, again that canned fruit, peach and some papaya. Furthermore, beautiful oily. Fortunately, greasy food remains intact with water. A bit more sweetness comes to the fore and the tastes become more a 'traditional' Irishman.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length. Here again tropical fruit, over time some more wood comes up. A little bit of tannins in the background. Not much has actually changed with water.

  4. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A tropical powerhouse. Mango. Pineapple. Passionfruit and kumquats. A bit of oil and full bodied too. Not a "light" dram compared to most Irish. Loving it.

  5. cruelmonth scored this whisky 78 points Newbie

    irish malt 2002 WB 53% very light ,, little salmon?
    passion fruit ... mango? exotic fruit iig ... rye or even bourbon soft, sweet, brodig, bourbon heat

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If you're looking for a fruity whiskey with a kick, than this is it. It's not overly complex, but that doesn't really matter in this case.
    • Nose
      Lots of tropical fruit. Mangoes, apricots and plenty of ripe banana. It almost smells like candy, very sweet and sugary, with lots of vanilla too.
    • Taste
      The arrival has a kick to it, but mellows quickly. Immediately the fruit appears, all of the tropical kind, but mostly banana and apricots. Almost like a fruit custard.
    • Finish
      Long and fruity with a touch of oak.

  8. Shane_IL scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A good deal livelier than most Irish whiskies. 
    • Nose
      Copper coins. Apples. Some woody nut notes. Candied fruits. Light wood. Bitter resin. 
    • Taste
      Sticky. Maple syrup. Rich wood. Banana. Overripe apricots. Custard. Woodspice.
    • Finish
      Long. Lively woodspice. Stewed fruits. Dry, bitter wood. 

  9. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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