Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Rolf Kaspar GmbH (RK)
Bottling serie
Hotel Essener Hof
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Historic Series No. 4
Added on
25 sep 2015 2:13 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 402.07

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Whisky reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 1991 RK

11 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.07 points.

  1. butt scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good Irish, a little shy on the nose.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Powerful, complex, smooth, wise nose.
      The typical fruitiness of the Irish of those years is present.
      Citrus, yellow fruits, and exoticism. Lemon, guava, banana, pineapple.
      Heather honey, light brown sugar. A little scone and toffee.
      Drink a little green, pepper, ginger.
      Eucalyptus and light spray.
    • Taste
      90 90
      In the mouth it is more expressive.
      The wood is very present, accompanied by its spices. Cinnamon, cloves, star anise, pepper. Dark chocolate, liquorice.
      Then we reach the fruit. Suave, more cooked than on the nose. Mango, apricot, papaya, lime.
      Honey is always present and binds everything together. Speculos.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish on pepper, cold ash, exotic fruits, liquorice, undergrowth.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Typical Irish - very drinkable
    • Nose
      89 89
      Austere fruitiness, green fruits, green banana, little peach, vanilla, carambole, little leafy, honeydew, typical Irish - pretty good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Little punchy, little sirupy, good sweetness, mix of exotic and green fruits, pineapple, carambole, honey - very good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, little herbal but still good sweetness

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice fruity notes, not the most fruity irish of that era, the usual tropical notes are there

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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. 

  8. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior


    Dark gold.


    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!




  9. p4blo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very good!
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long, intense, does not fade. To me it's passion fruit extract with this sweet and sour flavours interchanging.

  10. Talisker1990 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    @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.

  11. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 1990, maybe we can agree on intense, juicy fruit wiht lots of tannins ;-) Definitely a high class whisky!

  12. Talisker1990 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    One hell of an Irish Whisky. Just one more sip... and another one... and another one, please.
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      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.

  13. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very well matured, heavy fruity whisky with a hint of a great beer. Mango Bomb! An exception!
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      long, a lot of oak, heavy fruit.


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