Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Stated Age
27 years old
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint Bottling with La Maison Du Whisky
Added on
28 aug 2015 1:15 pm by Korre

Average value

€ 624.08

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61 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ireland 1988 DD

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.47 points.

  1. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Face to face on march 2017 with Ireland 26 yo 1989 (49.8%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams & LMDW, 2015)

    Not überfruity, not too sweet, just very well done.
    • Nose
      The expected fruity nose with exotic notes (banana, pineapple) and a touch of apple. Stewed fruits, vanilla. It's not as exuberant as other Irishes but it's very nice.
    • Taste
      Fresh. Great balance between fruits, floral, herbal notes and spices. Not much to say.
    • Finish
      Long, fruits are lingering with nice sweet and spicy notes.

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  3. 13th Floor Elevator scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Immediately fruity nose (raw and cooked apples, tropical fruits), slightly grassy. The mouth is of the same level (fruity of course) but with a supplement of more pastry elements, vanilla, tarte tatin. The finish is on (again!) sweet fruits. It is long, delicate and fresh.

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very good Irish, with a very good balance.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Immediate nose of slightly camphorated fruit.
      Mango, papaya, banana, green pineapple, green apple.
      Heather honey, light resin. Creme brulee, with its caramel. Mint and coriander.
      Efficient but quite simple.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the mouth we have an additional dimension.
      The fruit is cooked, more ripe. Mango, apricot, orange, lime, banana, pineapple.
      Caramel caramel, milk chocolate, cinnamon, honey.
      Light fir resin. Licorice, and cocoa powder.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Final on spices, liquorice, caramel, tropical fruits, vanilla.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity, good sweetness, not so leafy and austere as Irish can be - very good
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity austere, grapefruits, honey, icing sugar, green apple, pear, pineapple, green banana, lime, little leafy, whiffs of vanilla - very good
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, fruity, good sweetness, more tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, banana, peach, ripe pear, vanilla, cookie dough - great
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, fruity, still a bit sweet, little more spicy

  7. STL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose is fruity and exotic. There is a lot of finesse in this mixture of fruits (ripe bananas and pineapple juice) and vegetable oil
    • Taste
      92 92
      What a mouth! Yum ! Sweetness and balance are the key words. Fruits dominate with delicate (and fine) plant hints. But the subtlety comes from the sweet and vanilla delicacy of a hint of chamomile flower
    • Finish
      90 90
      The final is long. Vanilla is a little more present (almost too much). Retro-olfaction on fruits is a delight

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Huge exotic fruits on the nose, but unfortunately they tend to disappear for a wiser malted profile. Each drop of water added back up. Great flexibility in the mouth that gives way to a smashing return of the fruits of the nose in the final. Enthusiasm 4/5

  9. Gohatto scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin - Whiskyfun

    Ireland 27 yo 1988/2015 (49.5%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams)  More medieval torture (on the label). Colour: gold. Nose: wait. Sunflower oil, apple compote, ripe bananas, butter cream, tinned pineapple, custard… We’re close to the best of what’s made at some northern place that starts with a B. Nope, certainly not Bruichladdich. Bowmore? Come on… Shall I quote marshmallows and Haribo again? Mouth: it is just perfect. No faults, only Irish goodness, sweet and fruity, not dull, not too sweet, light yet full, floral and fruity, with a perfect herbal backbone. Chamomile, wormwood. That’s very, super, hyper cool. Finish: sweet wines are kicking in. I’m thinking the best sweet chenins from Loire (Chaume and thereabouts), or perhaps these rare Riesling Vendanges Tardives from dear Elsass. Hoppla! Comments: there, we found our 90. Very well done, Mario, but the label… … … SGP:651 - 90 points.

  10. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A killer, this one is on the top of my Irish whiskies.

    Tasted at Whisky Live Paris 2015.
    • Nose
      Very expressive, with tons of flowers from the camps in spring, this is also fresh. Very Irish. Bushmills ?
    • Taste
      Wowow ! Vibrant but fresh and subtle at the same time, so tastefull, very floral and fruity. Definitely a Bushmills.
    • Finish
      Very long, on sugar fruits, almost candied. Excellent.


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