Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Stated Age
23 years old
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2015 7:19 am by BWhisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 536.67

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165 × member ratings

199 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ireland 1991 DD

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.27 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Quite surprised by the profile of this Irishman given his reputation. In my glass, the fruit was clearly behind the influence of the sherry.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The first nose is quite grassy. Seaweed, pu erh, salted butter caramel.
      We continue on leather, tobacco, cigar. It's fat.
      Sherry takes the lead with cocoa, from the old book.
      Wood, nutmeg, clove. Dry wood.
      The fruit is very discreet. Plum, prunes, rancio. After 45 minutes of aeration we have a little passion fruit, mango, papaya. We had to go get them.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the mouth the alcohol is very well integrated and oily.
      We are on the very efficient big sherry.
      Cherry, strawberry, passion, mango, orange, papaya, raisins.
      Leather, shoe polish, milk chocolate, cocoa bean.
      Embrun, black tea, salted butter caramel, oreo.
      Dry wood.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Final on wood, milk chocolate, liquorice, plum, orange zest, raisins.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: Nose and finish 5/5 Palate: 4/5 Whisky n ° 1746
    • Nose
      Big sherry, cooked fruits caught by the exotic fruits. Chocolate. Grape juice. Sweet and generous and fragrant. Toasted notes. Cinnamon. Wow.
    • Taste
      On the palate, a touch of austerity and restraint, but still these exotic fruits, pear, spice chocolate.
    • Finish
      Final exotic wish. A hint of vegetal notes evoking Littlemill. Gourmet and long!

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, herbaceous freshness followed by a bit of cold tobacco (drums or amsterdamer), the sherry comes out at once with the feeling of old, dry and moldy grapes, which gives even more length in the nose; creamy and chocolatey.
    • Nose
      fresh and sherry that complement each other !! still a little mold, but some herbs too
      spices on gingerbread.
    • Taste
      a multitude of flavors, velvety under the tongue, well macerated fruits, well-moistened wood, spices strong enough to raise this sensation even further.
      back from a minty and kernel side.

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The best Irish I've ever tasted so far. A treat from start to finish. It's fine, sweet, melted, consistent, fresh while being greedy, easy to access and dangerously drinkable. A total success.
    • Nose
      At first, it sends heavy. Ripe white grapes, herbaceous and floral freshness, Christmas spices, dried grapes and apricot, a hint of tobacco, frangipane, dark chocolate with orange, some hazelnuts ... All that? Yes, and even more. And all these scents form a whole that holds the road. It augurs a lot of good things for the future ...
    • Taste
      ... and this suite does not disappoint. Ground coffee, dried tree leaves, chocolate, orangette, raisins in shambles, apricots. A few grassy wavelets pass from time to time. Peppery hazelnut and candied currant.
    • Finish
      Average. Christmas spices are resurfacing. Slight woody drought. A very slight grassy smoke rises in the nostrils (Ho? A trace of peat?).

  5. Korre scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Wonderful sherried Irish whisky. From nose to finish, a great experience of flavours. These Irish whiskies keep surprising and booming and the Nectar keeps bottling beauties...
    For me personally, the best Irish I've had so far, although the one from the Whisky Fair isn't that far away, but totally different

  6. Tastingbros scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. jujutoulouse scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose on raisins, blood orange, heady aromas of rose.
    In the mouth it is very fresh, slightly spicy (cinnamon?), With powerful aromas, and what surprises the most is this mango juice that comes out of nowhere and lines the mouth for an endless finish ...

  8. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very nice irish sherry, my first? Too bad the nose is not at the same level as the mouth. I am a little disappointed because I expected more, however when it came out there had not yet been all these Irish wonders that now reference.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Alcohol and light sherry. With the empty glass it turns into a beautiful Irish bouquet of ripe fruit.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Alcohol is not very well integrated, it is necessary to proceed cautiously.
      The start is spicy then the sherry develops with exotic fruits in a beautiful marriage. But alcohol remains present.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long on exotic fruits.

  9. Jnpons scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Magnificent mahogany color, copper reflections.

    An enchanting nose, on exotic fruit, melon, pear. A touch of wild strawberry.
    In the background, a little toasted gingerbread, accompanied by a zest of grapefruit marmalade.
    We also smell a little spice, such as pepper.

    On the palate, an exotic, sustained candy shakes us up as it should, spicy fruit.

    A good late afternoon tea time whisky, with baked apples.

    Conclusion: a magical nose, I expected more complex on the palate. That said, it remains superb !!

  10. Zinni scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    ... tasted blind ...
    • Nose
      93 93
      heavy sherry with clear raisins (PX?), noticeable but not stinging alcohol, after a few minutes icing sugar spreads in the glass, freshly roasted coffee
    • Taste
      91 91
      superficial honey sweetness (dark forest honey), almost sticky, bitter orange, orange peel, Christmas
    • Finish
      92 92
      definitely not a new-fashioned sherry ... was only on Glendronach because of the nose ... the honey reminded me a lot of Balvenie ... Could be a TUN 1401 (although it is almost too alcoholic) ...


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