Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 38.19

5 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

105 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Quiet Man 08-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.28 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. Coldorak scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Another shy nose for me, needing quite some time to wake up. The palate is lemony and a bit hot despite the 40% and still a thin mouthfeel. At least it’s less watery than the blend, so I’ll give it a couple points more.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Very light apple juice, hints of lemon and barley. It needed to be warmed with the glass in my hands to reveal some spices and a bit of vanilla and coconut.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Lemon, immediately. A bit hot, vanilla, caramel, clove, slight notes of coconut, a few chunks of wood.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Vanilla, caramel, citrus, nutmeg and maybe green apple. A bit hot again, with a good length.

  3. Candy62 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    No reason to hooray!
    Nose: vanilla, pear, nutmeg, honey and oak
    Palate: light and oaky, honey, nutmeg
    This whiskey needs a partner: ice, soda or ginger ale
    Goes well with afternoon cup of coffee.

  4. whiskykerho did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Whiskeykisa blind tasting 4.11.2017
    6th place overall (out of 6)
    6/30 points
    Individual member score (max 6): 1, 1, 2, 1, 1

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    - a whiskey that gives you a much better impression after smelling than it actually tastes, really disappointing in taste and aftertaste
    - too high for 30 € and too little quality
    • Nose
      very fruity note, smells like a sweet white wine, honey, sweet and tasty
    • Taste
      surprisingly sharp start, fruit (grapes) also present, but unfortunately an alcoholic sharpness dominates
    • Finish
      short, strict, powerful finish;
      medium-long, slightly burning aftertaste, instead of a nice sweetness you have the alcoholic burning and wood in your mouth

  6. 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;

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. jankes scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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


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