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

€ 38.39

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92 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for The Quiet Man 08-year-old

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.24 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Here is a very nice ''Cooley'' brandy in the bottle, which, despite its 8-year aging period, no longer shows any signs of alcoholic youth. The finish in the first fill bourbon casks loaded the malt with aromas, although aging exclusively in this type of cask would certainly be even more fun. Even the dilution to 40% makes this whisky fall a little short of its potential. Nevertheless, a really good representative of Irish single malt.
    • Nose
      Dried oak, peaches, distinct lemon, fine barley, a hint of vanilla, subtle roasted notes hide in the background, some pear and green apple, chopped unripe hazelnuts, very finely balanced, coconut also contributes to the pleasant overall picture
    • Taste
      Sweet barley at the beginning, then a roasted hazelnut note pushes itself to the fore, toasted oak, green apples, a squeeze of lemon, baked banana with honey, peaches, some nougat, a very fine brandy, which was diluted a bit too much
    • Finish
      Medium length and light, vanilla, roasted hazelnuts are processed into nut nougat, hardly any alcohol, the malty barley builds up late, the citrus note brings a subsequent freshness into play, vanilla, toasted oak, a hint of coconut appears in connection with a hint of pear and something peach

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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;

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. jankes scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  13. 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/

  14. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Photo 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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]

  17. Dramlicious scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    No, the name does not come from the famous movie, but is a reference to John Mulgrew, who worked as a bartender for 50 years and was well known for not telling any tales. He was ‘The Quiet Man’, or ‘An Fear Ciuin’, as the Irish say.

    My full review:


  18. Zuphael scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    In our whiskey world, there are several men - the Maltman, who always looks here and there, the Irishman, who wants to be a little crazy, but where he comes from is actually a normal guy and then there is now the quiet representative. The Quiet Man, now eight years old, has been completely unrecognized, you know, he was at your party, but he has not said much and many of your guests are wondering where the guy is from. It is similar in the glass too. Its golden color does not promise much, but where should the color come after 8 years in the Borubon barrel?
    First of all in the glass he shows what he brought us. He holds back his fragrance, he brought us all the apples and peaches can be found among the bright fruits that he presents with the gentleness of a gentleman. A further distance we could also imagine a freshly mown field of corn. With the first sip the young man takes us to just this field, it makes the taste of malt explode on the tongue - but before the malt settles heavily on our palate and everything is displaced around him, he is indescribably light, almost like him to accuse him of being disappointed. Only daintily does the fruit basket come before the bitter malt greets us, which also accompanies us beyond the malty, strong finish. Because if the loud celebration seems to be over, the silent man is still in his corner, smiling gently, his glass in your direction and looking forward to the extra portion of malt. He is just not a complex type, but a solid companion for everyday life, just as the silent types are.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. JohannesB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and summery, this malt is ideal as a daily dram for the warm months and for beginners. The already pleasantly developed spice brings for the young age of 8 years already beautiful complexity into play. On the tongue something runs out of breath - a few percent more would be very beneficial.
    • Nose
      Elegant, light and sweet with apple and peach rings. Raisins in milk chocolate bring depth. Sweet malt plays around a hint of spices that are not strong enough to identify them clearly.
    • Taste
      Creamy, sweet and light. Citrus fruits, honeydew melon and malt. Oatmeal with milk, generously sweetened with cane sugar. Then clear oak spicy, which would have been suspected in the nose yet. He always remains elegant and flattering.
    • Finish
      Unsweetened oatmeal cookies, oak and spices. In between, creamy vanilla keeps flashing up. Medium.


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