Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Spirits Shop' Selection
Stated Age
24 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
50.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Samurai Label
tw Taiwan
Added on
01 oct 2015 9:16 am by XVII
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 525.77

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Whisky reviews for Irish Malt 1991 Sb

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.03 points.

  1. 13th Floor Elevator scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    First peat with leather, some ashes. Then appear in the background the fruits (expected from a good Irish!). On the palate, the balance between peat and juicy fruit improves as the tasting progresses, it's very beautiful. The finish is a ping-pong between fruit notes and medicinal aromas. Note that the alcohol is superbly integrated. In short, another Irishman whom I adore. 91 that end in 92.

  2. el Gato scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Tropical notes with cantalope melon, mango and bana. Then bubblegum. Peat. Kiwi and green Apples now. Malt. Citrus. Forest
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very oily. A bit alcohol. Bubblegum. White pepper. Tropical salad. Bitter oranges.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long. Bubblegum. Some oak and bitter spices actually. Citrus.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Fruit bomb, no flaws, great!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Green fruits, little leafy, honeydew, pineapple, spices, herbs, whiffs of peat - pretty good
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very oily, creamy fruity, sirupy, good sweetness, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, banana, little tobacco, cooked fruits - great
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm, fruity, not drying

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Green bananas, citrus, herbs, peat, quite nice

  5. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


    Irish single malt 24 yo 1991 (50,2%, Sansibar ‘Samurai’ 2015, bourbon cask, 232 btl.) Nose: it has this typical tropical fruitiness (lime, green banana, green mango, pineapple) but in a lighter way than some others. There’s also the peaty side, wet tobacco leafs, a little camphor. Excellent, just a tad less expressive. Mouth: this time more peppermint, eucalyptus and other lightly medicinal touches. Hints of smoked fish. Granadilla, cara cara, pink grapefruit and bananas in the background. Citrus green tea. Salty liquorice. Finish: long, with lots of salt, leafy notes and smoke.

    This one has more prominent leafy and medicinal notes compared to some of the other 1991s. Excellent whisky, no doubt, just a little less sexy because of the lower fruitiness.

  6. hettrum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Remko scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Quote Whiskyfun.com  - October 20, 2015

    Irish Malt 24 yo 1991/2015 (50.2%, Sansibar, bourbon, 232 bottles)
    The label’s so funny! It’s a if Yamazaki were putting leprechauns or
    Celtic harps onto their labels… Colour: straw. Nose: wait wait wait,
    this is different. It’s got ‘green’ smoke, lapsang souchong, garden
    bonfire, tobacco, cigars, green banana skin… And even summer truffle
    (tuber aestivum) and dried mint leaves. Right, mint tea. Quite
    different, very nice. No water need at 50.2%, pfff…  Mouth: I find this
    totally perfect, really. That’s because I adore menthol, truffles, and
    all things mildly smoky. Lapsang again, cigar ashes, salty/smoked fish…
    What it may lack is a little more complexity, but we’re nitpicking.
    Finish: quite long, with a perfectly un-Scottish kind of green and salty
    smoke. A touch of gewürztraminer in the aftertaste – and bananas of
    course. Really. Comments: we’re bordering perfection. SGP:643 - 89 points.


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