Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Slaney Malt
Stated Age
23 years old
Refill Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
59.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Oct 2015 11:34 am by XVII
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 225.00

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42 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Limerick 1991 AD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.05 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    With water:

    The nose is even more expressive with the cold tea notes taking the lead otherwise similar to when neat.

    Palate is just right now with the fruit more evident but there is loads going on here, this tastes much older than its 23 years.

    Finish is long

    This is quality stuff, sometimes I think Serge scores high but 92 is about right for this.

    After the Kilbeggan 8, Old Redbreat 12 and Erin Go Bragh 1967 I had before this everthing is in perspective now because this is out of sight in comparison.

    Aged to perfection and bottled at exactly the right time.

    Shame I only had a sample.
    • Nose
      Fruity to say the least mixed in with a little menthol. Very ripe plum, a little fig, blood orange.

      There is also wood polish or wood varnish , dark plain chocolate liqueurs.
    • Taste
      Powerful with a massive fruit burst but its a bitter sweet battle with guava, kiwi fruit and bitter tangerines.

      Then there is a little meat in there like wafer thin serrano ham, and there is always this slightly bitter aftertaste like polish/menthol/cold tea together but it adds an extra layer to the profile. 
    • Finish
      Long, slightly bitter and palate coating

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    It is an excellent Irish with a very nice pep.
    • Nose
      Green nose. Pretty sturdy. We also feel a fairly persistent acidity. A little white chocolate. Mint. And especially yellow fruit. Discreet caramel is made its way as and when. It's complex.
    • Taste
      In the mouth of blackcurrant, acid. Always green wood. But also lime. The yellow fruit is still there. It is very beautiful even if difficult.
    • Finish
      Final in length. A little Espelette pepper. Rest of syrup.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An outstanding Irish Whisky
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Limerick 23 yo 1991/2015 ‘Slaney Malt’ (59%, Adelphi, Irish single malt, cask # 8585, 134 bottles)  This might be quick. As a previous Limerick/Slaney by Adelphi has been utterly superb. Colour: dark gold, almost amber. Nose: indeed. Passion fruit and mango cake, liquid caramel, herbs, teas, tobaccos… And myriads of other tiny aromas. With water: menthol, eucalyptus, camphor… just what the doctor ordered. Mouth (neat): extraordinary. Herbal fruits and fruity herbs everywhere. Plus just the right amount of tobacco-ish herbalness. Walnuts. Bitter oranges. Salt. Not an easy-easy chappo when undiluted, but boy it delivers. With water: uses the velvet glove this time, with papayas, guavas, vanilla, and honey. Plus, once again, many tinier flavours. Finish: quite long, with an impressive freshness. Always a little tobacco.  Comments: no quibbles, this is one of the greatest Irish out there. What a session! To think that I’m not the greatest fan of Irish whiskies – in general… SGP:651 - 92 points.

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 134 bottles from cask no. 8585

    From a refill ex-Bourbon barrel, this is the colour of golden syrup with a moderate bead.Very complex on the nose: lemon oils, blackcurrants, sage and rosemary, aniseed and a little eucalyptus. The oils become more machine-like with a little varnished camphor wood, peppered raisins coated in toffee, some hessian and fresh cherries. It remains mentholated throughout.
    On the palate, immediately rich, almost Cognac-like, then dessert wines: Muscat and Benedictine. Cough drops, herbal, with sweet chocolate notes, becoming increasingly fragrant.
    The finish is surprisingly long, with a definite hint of smoke, and smooth and nutty nougat lingering.


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