Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Niche Drinks Co. Ltd. (NiDr)
Bottling serie
Traditional Irish Whiskey
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Jun 2015 4:35 pm by Gonathras

Average value

€ 27.72

3 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Quiet Man NAS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.08 points

  1. MackenzieOB95 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: Grains and oak. Subtle citrus fruits. Hints of caramel. A simple nose.

    Palate: Sweeter than the nose. Vanilla strongest here with honey coming in waves. Fruity notes, apples mostly. Sugar cookies. Very smooth and very pleasant.

    Finish: Brief. Warm. It’s smooth at first but gives a little kick on the way out. Sugar cookie lingering.

    Overall Score: 86. This is quite lovely. I’ve seen some somewhat negative reviews about this whiskey or just some simply saying it’s mediocre. I’m here to disagree. The nose is simple but I think it’s a very solid blend. I quite enjoy the interesting complexity on the palate. This is one I’ll consider as a personal favorite from now on. Perfect for a quiet night in.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    As mentioned, the mouthfeel of this whiskey is incredibly creamy, which you do not expect from a 40% Abv. Too bad that it is not very full of flavor, otherwise it could have been a really good whiskey. But all in all very pleasant and easy to sip away.
    • Nose
      Fruity and light, apple, honey, something metallic too. Also a touch of mint now. Lemon now too, and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Very soft, and very creamy and thick mouthfeel, very special for a whiskey with such a low Abv. Sweet, honey, apple. Taste is somewhat flat. But the creamy remains stand out. Vanilla now too.
    • Finish
      Very lightly stimulating now, sweet, slightly short, honey, vanilla.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: This distillery is due to start distilling sometime in 2017, in the interim they are buying in whiskey to sell - just like Echlinville, The Lakes and countless others. This blend is made up of 80% grain and 20% single malt, most of it around 4 years of age. The quiet man rep says he only uses first fill casks as a general policy for now and the future. I’m nosing, sweet, thick, dense malt with bananas, some waxy fruits and a relaxed youthfulness.
    T: Lots of grain but fairly impressive for 4 years only. A speyside bitter=sour profile with a strong body overall….
    F: … with a little more sweet at the end
    C: Despite being so young its fine, and well done for the age statement however low. Further reading: LINK

    Scores a C- [80]

  5. Dramlicious scored this whisky 78 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:


  6. JohannesB scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the slightly more expensive Quiet Man 8yo, the blend is significantly lower. Too much bitterness and youth from the used Grain Whiskeys dominate the clear existing fruitiness and the elegant character.
    • Nose
      Green apple, sweet malt and mint candy. Spices from the pot stills accompany a clearly noticeable alcohol note. Mineral and with some metal, this whiskey does not hide its youth. With increasing time in the air always lighter with gentle lemon and vanilla. At a distance, apricots, lemons and red apples are cut and made into a fruit juice.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly creamy on the tongue. Citrus, green apple and nectarine. Then again very youthful with a metallic touch and clear roasted aromas from the oak barrels.
    • Finish
      The fruits fade quickly. Then clear vanilla and pronounced bitter notes of grain and oak barrels. A creamy feeling on the cheeks remains a little longer.


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