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Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 1991 RK
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.10 points
- Intense concentration of fruits -- honeydew, pears, pineapples, and yes, LOTS and LOTS of mangos. Vanillic. It's a bit "rough" however and not as smooth and refined as some of the other similarly aged Irish, and this is possibly due to the oak, but that is actually not a negative. At first nosing, I thought this was a refill sherry, but reading some of the reviews, it seems that this was an ex-bourbon cask? Very active cask, I'll say! (The taste has no sherry, just maybe the nose). I like this a lot. From a sample.
A full, powerful, rich and complex whisky with aromas of fresh berries, quince jelly, créme de cassis, caramel, red apples, ripe mango, papaya, cherries, melon, juicy oranges, orange marmalade, creamy oak, tannins, yeast, pineapple, grapefruit, hint of mocha, cinnamon, candied ginger, backed banana, sweet white wine, hint of new leather, subtle varnish and fresh oak shavings.
A powerful, rich, full, balanced and complex whisky with aromas of macerated cherries, créme de cassis, forest berries, red current jam, quince jelly, apple, pine apple, hint of coconut, spicy oak, tannins, cinnamon, fresh ginger, candied ginger, caramel, vanilla, toffee, cereals, plums, fresh figs, blackcurrants, pepper, bitter chocolate, furniture polish, hint of mint, vanish and vanilla custard.
A long, intensive and drying finish with aromas of bitter tannins, big oak, spices, lot’s of fresh fruits, dried stone fruits, créme de cassis, earthy tones and an oak centered death.
For an ex-bourbon cask there are surprisingly a lot of flavours normally associated with a sherry cask maturation. And I have to say this is the first immersive Teeling I tasted. Well balanced, big oomph and nice layers of complex fruity aroma’s.
So yeah there you have it, a Teeling I love!
- Very good!
Tropical fruit punch with condensed aromas of watermelon, papaya, pineapple, apples and oranges. Some slight notes of sugar and caramel follow. Alcohol masked very nicely.
Again exotic fruits from the nose with well pronounced berries that start showing up. Wow, this is like a visit to a top greengrocer market.
Long, intense, does not fade. To me it's passion fruit extract with this sweet and sour flavours interchanging.
- @Tommyknocker, I agree on intense fruit, I just didn't taste the Mango. Which doesn't mean it's not there of course. For sure it's a high class whisky.
- Talisker 1990, maybe we can agree on intense, juicy fruit wiht lots of tannins ;-) Definitely a high class whisky!
- One hell of an Irish Whisky. Just one more sip... and another one... and another one, please.
I cannot agree with Tommyknocker on this one since he's speaking of Mango. Cassis. Lots of Cassis which reminds me of the old Bowmores from the 1960's. Pleasant, berry- and caramel-like sweetness in the background accompanied with a decent and well balanced amount of oak.
Reminds me of those cassis pastilles you get when you go to Switzerland. Well-balanced berry-sweetness accompanied with a beautiful spyciness in the background
Long and intense. Smooth tannins paired with a delicate spicyness. Ripe fruit and hints of cassis as well, which remain, long after you swallowed it.
- A very well matured, heavy fruity whisky with a hint of a great beer. Mango Bomb! An exception!
Pure: immediately mango, blood orange, red apples, cherry, watermelon. It first reminds of an old sherry barrel due to the heavy fruit. Even oak flavor comes through. After some time, however, the juicy mango is still dominant in the glass. Funnily, that reminds me in the aroma of a Double IPA from Crew Republic: "7:45 Escalation". Quite different than usual. With little water: More towards ripe pineapple, grapefruit. The oak is there but never disturbing but harmoniously embedded. Great class!
Pure: here too mango pure, Fanta Mango to be more precise. Strong oak and also a noble bitterness follow, dark chocolate. With some water: now darker fruit like blackberry, cherry cola, plum jam. Intensive.
long, a lot of oak, heavy fruit.