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Overall rating
89.93/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
72306
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Auld Alliance (TAA)
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
194
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2015 6:11 pm by Piazzolla
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 452.00

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Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt 1988 TAA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.93 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Excellent Irish with all the tropical fruitiness I hoped for. Should be Bushmills, because Cooley just started distilling in 1989.
    • Nose
      Wow, fruit bomb alarm! What do we have? Mango, fresh peach, apricots and lychees. But also ripe bananas, papaya and passion fruit. Hints of green oak and mint. Subtle mineral notes at the background. I like this style so much.
    • Taste
      The tropical fruit continues with pineapple cubes, tangerines and pink grapefruit. Touch of linseed and custard. Marshmallows and Turkish Delight. Aniseed as well. It's all very warm and sweet, with a slight liqueur-like edge.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering. Some zest of orange peel, lemon and lime. A little bergamot at the end.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great tropicality with some rough edges

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Less complex than expected but good. Fruity and sweet bomb. Gourmandise. 89 before aeration, 91 after. It's a Bushmills (Auld Alliance info)
    • Nose
      Resolutely fruity. Peach in syrup. Apricot. Tip of white chocolate and mango. A little maraschino liqueur
    • Taste
      Continue on the fruit salad in the mouth. It's a fruity bomb. Orange juice sugar. A little white pepper. More and more mango. Yum.
    • Finish
      Mangosteen in the final. Sugar. Grenadine Fruit salad background

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