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Overall rating
90.55/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Spirits Shop' Selection
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
232
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Samurai Label
Market
tw Taiwan
Added on
01 Oct 2015 9:32 am by XVII
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Tastingtags

3 Notes

WhiskyNotes
Expert Senior WhiskyNotes Note
28 Dec 2015 11:31 am
WhiskyNotes gave this whisky 90 points

http://www.whiskynotes.be/2015/irish-whiskey/irish-single-malt-1991-sansibar/

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.

www.whiskynotes.be
hettrum
Expert Senior hettrum Review note
29 Oct 2015 9:43 am
hettrum gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
86
Presentation
89
Jürgen
Remko
Expert Junior Remko Note
20 Oct 2015 9:54 pm
Remko gave this whisky 92 points

Quote Whiskyfun.com  - October 20, 2015

Irish Malt 24 yo 1991/2015 (50.2%, Sansibar, bourbon, 232 bottles) Four stars and a half 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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