Overall rating
89.60/100
votes
105
Whiskybase ID
WB72787
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Bottling serie
Retro Label
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
22 years old
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Whiskyshow 2015
Market
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
07 oct 2015 8:49 am by dipako
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 274.73

20 × in wishlist

105 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Finest Irish 22-year-old TWEx

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.60 points.

  1. ThS scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very expressive, on an exacerbated fruity, but also complex and multidimensional. A good little slap, which was revealed with aeration.
    • Nose
      Pure fruit juice, reds and blacks: blackcurrant dominates, a little blueberry and blackberry crushed in the background; redcurrants and raspberries mixed together. Citrus tips. It is fresh, tangy, super fruity. A little dark chocolate (65%) and fresh and still wet peat in the background. A bomb of fruit. No trace of wood, but then, really none.
    • Taste
      Fruity attack on blackcurrant, blackberry and a mix of red fruits (strawberry, redcurrant). It rises in power and the peat enters the game, with a very light smoke, notes of earth and hay, all coated with dark chocolate (always 65%), citrus and some very discreet malt notes. Where's the wood, but where's the wood? He was raised in demijohn this whisky, it is not possible! The texture is mineral, slightly dry. Have I dreamed of a hint of salt?
    • Finish
      Fruity, slightly bitter, long with a nice bitterness (artichoke, endive), with some warmer and spicy notes melted in the tangy fruitiness. Dark chocolate and fresh peat return after a few minutes.

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  3. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. craide scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Quite complex and expressive Irish whisky. He deserves time and attention. A great Irish malt that convinces with exotic fruits and a slight smokiness.
    • Nose
      92 92
      At the beginning these exotic fruits, which have become almost typical, as they are often found in Irish malts. Peach, pineapple, mango, plus red berries and a little citrus. It becomes slightly malty, grassy notes with some vanilla. Fresh sawdust and slightly damp, musty wood alternate. But the fruitiness is above all. Everything looks very fresh and lively. Butter cookies and a slightly artificial sweetness emerge in the background. More like chewing gum. A subtle smoky note accompanies the aromas throughout. The sweetness develops over time and somehow becomes more diverse, while the smoke diminishes. Very fine!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Spicy, sparkling, but not particularly hot. Alcohol seems very well integrated. A very fruity start. On the palate then with even more sweetness. Red berries, mangoes and pineapple combined with smoke. has what! Vanilla, malt and a few roasted aromas provide a pleasant contrast.
      There is also a slightly dirty, earthy note in the form of a wet forest floor with wood.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish, smoky and fruity. The artificial sweetness fades and shifts towards honey and chocolate. A few spices finish it off. Has a warming effect on the back and mouth-filling.

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really tasty Irish. Pretty diverse. A small gripe might be that it somehow lacks some depth. But that's rather complaining on a high level.
    • Nose
      The fruits are a mixture of meadow fruits and tropical fruits. yellow apple Juicy pear. Yellow Gooseberry. lychee Kiwi. limes. A few spices like pepper and nutmeg. Slightly mineral and moist soil. In addition, a subliminal, but clearly audible, smoke.
    • Taste
      Here the fruits go in a similar direction as in the nose before. Maybe a tad more exotic and sour. Plus jostaberries. A decent start combined with sharpness. Ginger. tree sap. I hardly notice the smoke in my mouth.
    • Finish
      pear peel. lemon zest. dry wood.

  6. Killswitch scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at a huge whisky party.
    Very nice, a classic Irish.
    He is straight in his boots from beginning to end.
    • Nose
      Good it's fruity, floral with a slight woody.
      An Irish guy like me.
    • Taste
      It piquets a little, and in the continuity of the nose is woody, spicy and always fruity.
    • Finish
      A little short on fruits and spicy woody.

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted in the evening in 14th position.

    A Littlemill side, immediately generous on hay and exotic fruits. In the mouth, a side a little fat (?) That prevents me from putting 5/5. This style of Irish I like almost every time!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

    Whisky n ° 2054

  9. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very good whisky. The palate was simpler and less fruity than the nose but I liked the smoky and earthy notes and the sweetness coming on the aftertaste.
    • Nose
      The expected fruitiness. Peaches, pineapples, a few berries, citruses (lemons, grapefruits). And some vegetal notes in the background (grass, herbs).
    • Taste
      Fruity (red and black berries), light smoke and earthy notes.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, earthy and fruity.

  10. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during the afterparty of the Inchgower III tasting of WCY on 14-10-2017
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. maltsabine scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. p4blo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    An intense dram, needs attention, but for me it's just captivating. Love it.
    • Nose
      The notes I get are totally different than below, but here we go.

      A quite unusual profile indeed. On top of the expected, regular "Irishness" with superfruity notes, albeit a little more green than I would expect, with green apples, limes and lemons, pears, kiwis, there comes a scent of pine wood, resin, moss. Some butter and wax too. Very complex and vibrant.
    • Taste
      Sweeter than the nose would suggest, nicely rounded with notes of vanilla, juicy pears, apples, mango and maracuja. The signature fruitiness does deliver.
    • Finish
      A hubba bubba passion fruit attack, like a super intense fruit extract. Becomes slightly drying with a pinch of spices. Rather short.

  14. Brann scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Amber color
    Smells sweet. I detect leather and it reminds me of new leather shoes.
    Licorice and chocolate.
    Strange taste, little like cats urinate. But it is sweet and floral.
    Finish is strong but short. There are hints of plums there.
    Strange thing.

    With water the taste is more rounded and quite oily.
    Finish even shorter.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

  15. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    ‘Freaky!’ [Nick]
    N: Most unusual profile with sparkling vibrancy & power. Theres some curious plasticky, sherried?, peatiness here and some minced lamb - distillate issues?

    T: Wow, thats something on the palate - a thick, oily, muddy meatiness, [more minced lamb].

    F: Good consistency into the finish but with the meaty note taking a weird turn. Strange brew indeed.

    C: Turns out it may well have been a crystal malting. Whilst theres no official declaration, this IS from Bushmills.

    Scores a B[+] [88]

    SECOND SITTING

    N: Sour-vanilla-mash, bentonite clay and a curious peatiness - liquorice=aniseed Doner kebabs! I tried this before so i’m primed for it’s freakiness.

    T: Minced lamb kebabs, fruit pastels and sugar-snap peas. Becomes sweeter over time but it also becomes consolidated with aruddy- muddiness and a little rubberiness. Its very odd indeed. Slightly oily into the finish.

    F: Dill, vanilla grapefruit and meaty-peat.

    C: Great quote from Nick, 'Makes Dalmore look like crayons'. This is so strange and curious, i urge you to try it if you possibly can. Not sure id ever manage or want to drink a whole bottle of it mind.

    Scores a B[-] [86]

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