Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Rolf Kaspar GmbH (RK)
Bottling serie
Hotel Essener Hof
Stated Age
13 years old
Ex-Port Cask
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Historische Serie No. 3: Club House
Added on
14 Aug 2015 3:33 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.28

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Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 2002 RK

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interesting finish for a fair price
    • Nose
      The portein is clearly audible, caramel, a touch of strawberry, milk chocolate (filling of Milky Way)
    • Taste
      On the tongue initially extremely soft and velvety, then comes a strong thump, the aromas of the nose can be found again in the taste
    • Finish
      fruity, very dry with an increasing woodiness - medium long

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Koalafant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very round on the nose and palate, the finish is overrated with length and complexity. => 82/100
    • Nose
      Strong but round fruitiness of strawberries and figs, paired with honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      First smooth, then more powerful port notes.
    • Finish
      Long ethereal Finisch, bitter fruity. After the third sip extremely tannin-heavy

  5. rottendon scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, no revelation. At the beginning was the impression, Port and Irishman, that fits, unfortunately, not even the nose could sustain this impression for a long time.
    • Nose
      First and foremost, there are concentrated port notes, followed by the fruits from the distillery character. An impressive start nose. Unfortunately, there is hardly anything left after about five minutes, the nose is flattening extremely. Warms up again more intensity, but more fruit acid.
    • Taste
      Not too sweet with a few fruit notes, some oak is there.
    • Finish
      Rather short, slightly astringent.

  6. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. mikespike scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nice Irish Malt, and some very nice influence by the port cask. I like the Essener Hof historic series, lets see if there will be more bottlings to come


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