Overall rating
Single Malt
Niche Drinks Co. Ltd. (NiDr)
Bottling serie
Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Stated Age
08 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Jun 2015 4:30 pm by Gonathras

Average value

€ 39.01

4 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Quiet Man 08-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.01 points

  1. Sandman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, lemon, melon, apricot, peach, hint of coconut, raisins, heather honey, pear and apple.
    • Taste
      Honey, lemon zest, white grapes, vanilla, melon, apricot, pear, baked apples and raisins.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, apple peel, honey, lemon, white grapes, pear and grapefruit.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    A still young, interesting Irish single malt made from 1st fill bourbon barrels;

    [Color] light straw;
    • Nose
      mild, citrus fruits (lime, lemon), ripe banana, vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft grassy, malty onset, tingling, spicy oak, lemon juice, some vanilla, young, simple, but well balanced;
    • Finish
      short finish, in the finish oak;

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    He was once as a free sample with an order here.
    I had opened days ago, smelled and sipped.

    Yes, it is relatively bright.
    Smells very pleasant after the Bourbon barrel, but also a bit alcoholic, despite only 40%.

    In the taste quite fruity, old raisins, juniper.

    It's perfectly alright.

  4. dancingbones scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Hello, Cooley! Sweet, with typical phenolic notes of aged Riesling or burned wiring (depends of what you love more). The sweetness is very appetizing - ripe yellow apples and pears, apple jam, vanilla. 

    Taste is more dry than the aroma. Ripe apple with spices and plastic. Body from thin to middle, a little bit watery.

    Finish is short, with apple peel and bones.

    Very nice Irish. Simple, but solid. The "just for drinking, but no boring drinking" one. 
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2016]  I had this dram during an "Irish" FoSM club tasting.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 75.  I
    took no detailed notes as this whiskey did not interest me.

  6. jankes scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Svenson scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    WhiskeyDREAM.de writes: The Quiet Man 8 years Single Malt

    The Irish whiskey was bottled by Niche Drinks Co. Ltd., based in Northern Ireland. In color he appears pale gold.
    The smell of oak and vanilla is barely noticeable, while the fruity-kräutrige sweetness, especially peach and pear, is clearer. In the background citrus flavors, which become stronger over time. Ripe banana flashes, body and texture give malt and mash aromas and the smell of ripe grain. (81)
    In the mouth a typical Irish: quite light, with some peppery pot-still flavors, some citrus, oak barrels and malt. Unfortunately, the flavors only stay (too) short in the mouth. (68)
    The finish is relatively short and woody-malty. (67)
    Overall rating: 73 points
    Repurchase probability: 10% , unfortunately too short a lasting pleasure.
    More info: http://whiskeydream-de.webnode.com/tastings-az/t/

  8. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    Actually flawless fruit punch, without insane character, without difficulty accessible and therefore "gemögig".
    • Nose
      A whole variety of fruits appears: apples (with a touch of crushed seeds), peaches from the tin, etc. Then clear malt smell and some vanilla from the good barrel penetrate.
    • Taste
      - all well seasoned -
    • Finish
      - and then the silent man comes to a small explosion, whereby to the apples, pears, etc. clearly papaya fruit swings out (at the same time makes the alcohol noticeable, but we have here finally not a fruit juice in front of us ...), fine vanilla and then everything fades away quietly.

  9. TomAndIngrid did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An uncomplicated, fresh summer whiskey.
    • Nose
      In the nose yellow fruits (quince) and also banana come to light.
    • Taste
      The fruit note turns into a malt flavor.
    • Finish
      The finish is malty and medium length.

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: Something a little Scandinavian about this, young notes of bananas, apples and a few pear drops, something rather ‘Teeling’ too in its very Irish malt-squidginess and soft, waxy confectionary.
    T: Starts soft-bitter moving straight into that ‘irish’ pot-still maltiness with more waxy, sweet hints and a toasted quality
    F: Light-sweet fade
    C: Even nicer than the blend. Further reading: LINK

    Scores a C[+] [83]


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