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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.