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Whisky Reviews for The Quiet Man NAS
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.67 points
- 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.
Fruity and light, apple, honey, something metallic too. Also a touch of mint now. Lemon now too, and vanilla.
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.
Very lightly stimulating now, sweet, slightly short, honey, vanilla.
- 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- 
- 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:
- 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.
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.
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.
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.