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Overall rating
87.93/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
Dram 4 ALS
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
13 years old
Number of bottles
232
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Dram 4 ALS - Whisky Charity Friends
Added on
05 Nov 2015 6:44 pm by JimmyJones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70,70

7 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ireland 2002 DD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.93 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5
    Note made on a sip during a tasting evening. Whisky n ° 1582
    • Nose
      Irish style (exotic fruit vegetal notes), but with extra roasted notes.
    • Taste
      Very muscular, very fruity, great presence!

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not too fond of the very peppery finish that outshines (in a rather negative way) all the present white fruits that I tasted before in this Whisky. This dram was definitely better without adding some drops of water because this made the finish only more peppery. It could have benefited from a few degrees less in ABV as well. It’s just a little bit too sharp/alcoholic on the taste and as said before, I don’t want to add water either to lower down the ABV. Difficult one for me to enjoy entirely. Warms you up on colder days, though! ;-)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    More of the Same

    ALS is the abbreviation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease for which there is currently no cure. To sponsor research, some friends bottle a single cask of whisky of which part of the proceeds are donated. There has already been a Clynelish and Old Pulteney, but this Irish whisky was selected by The Nectar in 2015 and bottled for Dram4ALS. It is thus nice to know that it is already sold out.

    Wonderfully fresh and fruity nose on white fruit, kiwi and banana. A single litchi. Lovely leaf of mint. Hardly any spices. Waxy. Truly fresh, reminding me of summer. With some water it becomes sweeter and gets a ‘green’ side, if you know what I mean.

    Sturdy attack on more of the same, with the white fruit in the lead, followed immediately by a big chunk of marzipan. Then the banana and some white chocolate kick in. The mint and litchi are in there somewhere as well. It does not need water, despite the high ABV. But should you add a few drops, you will not be disappointed. Au contraire. It becomes a veritable fresh aperitif (despite a mild floral edge appearing).

    Lovely long finish on more of the same with an uppercut of white pepper at the death.

    Rather one dimensional (meaning that nose, palate and finish are all in the same league), but no less good for it. Very quaffable Irish, especially with some H2O.

  4. brechtvds scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a verry good an cheap whisky 87/100 
    • Nose
      pleasant nose  very fruity i get hints of apple , pears , peach ,cane sugar 

      but theres also a young alcoholic note maybe a hint of glue 

      it's not a complex nose its rather a straightforward nose with verry easy recognizable scents
    • Taste
      mmmm again verry fruity pears , green apples , again the cane sugar it reminds me of grain whisky ,lime , lemon ,orange 
    • Finish
      apple , lime , pear, cane sugar , vanilla , alcoholic , pepper 

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity and creamy with a somehat chemical edge. Peach, vanilla custard, white chocolate and wet grass. Eventually banana. With water quite some apple.
    • Taste
      Vanilla custard, peach, orange, apple, white chocolate, washing-up liquid and a 'green' touch. Again apple when adding water.
    • Finish
      Vanilla custard. peach, orange, white chocolate, marshmallow, apple and a tad of caramel.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. yapi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Loved it. Fruit. Healty. Charity. Must buy :-) Bought! 

    Twice

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