Overall rating
90.03/100
votes
103
Whiskybase ID
WB77442
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Strength
47.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Duck Label
Added on
22 jan 2016 12:42 pm by Eneloop2009
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 265.00

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Whisky reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1989 W-F

19 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.03 points.

  1. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great fruitness and an overall well rounded profile
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Killswitch scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

  3. YoquieroWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    typical and outstanding bushmills from the ancient times already.

  4. Baanaanaabob did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Typical tropical fruit Irish a bit on the bubblegum side

  5. face scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/Q0xJCfrJpbo
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Baker’s Dozen 13 independent unspecified single Irish malts 12-30 year old.

    My experience of irish single malts is not huge so I thought I would try these 13 IB.
    In the past I have found that in the main Irish single malts are not as complex or heavy as Scotch whisky apart from some older Lowland offerings.
    Many of the ones tried here had a cereal note, stewed white fruits on the palate and the nose was a little distant but the palate was pretty good.
    I did not do full tasting notes as I had 13 to taste but also after the first half dozen they where melding into one.
    There are obviously less differences in this flight rather than a Scotch H2H but that is understandable as there are far fewer distilleries in Ireland and my guess here that half of those here were bushmill’s.
    What was interesting is that sometimes with Scotch whisky the palate does not deliver what the nose promised, with quite a few of these it was the other way round with the palate being the weakest part.
    I still prefer Scotch whisky to Irish because there is more going on but there are exceptions, as there always will be and in the past Ihave had some cracking Irish single malts and blends.

    Result

    1-Irish Single Malt 1988 26 year cask 14360 45.6% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 69548
    88/92/91
    2-Irish Single Malt Whisky 1193 25 year 48.1% Liquid Art wb id 119623
    88/91/90
    3-Single Irish Malt Whisky 1989 29 year rum barrel 56.5% Liquid Treasures wb id 129031
    88/90/90
    4-Ireland Single Malt 1989 29 year 48.6% Daily Dram wb id 118242
    88/90/90
    5-A distillery in Ireland 2003/2016 12 year Exclusive Malts cask 10 52.6% wb id 85542
    88/88/89
    6-Ireland Single Malt 1990 30 year rum barrel cask 589 53.1% Archives wb id 152831
    88/89/87
    7-Irish Single Malt Whisky 1991 23 year 51.6 The Whisky Agency wb id 76927
    85/88/88
    8-lrish Single Malt Whisky 1989 26 year 47.2% Whisky Fassle wb id 77442
    82/90/90
    9-Irish Single Malt 1991 24 year cask 8533 48.5% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 79410
    85/86/87
    10-Limerick 1991 23 year Slaney Malt Adelphi sherry cask 10694 48.3% wb id 77577
    84/85/84
    11-Irish Single Malt 1991 22 year cask 8231 48.1% The Nose Art, Whisky Doris wb id 63188
    80/84/87
    12-Irish Single, Malt Brothers In Arms Vom Fass 14 year 43% wb id 71131
    73/70/74
    13-Single Irish Malt 2001 17 year cask 3379 55.9% Rolf Kasper wb id 129342
    70/84/82

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    There is a chemical note on the nose that I do not like.
    The palate is peppery, creamy and on white fruits, and there is good balance on show, so the main thing is the palate is ok compared to the nose.
    As you go on the palate increases in sweetness, with a hint of menthol and honey appearing, but it is faint and you really have to go looking for it.
    Nice stuff
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice profile, nice fruit, but a little too simple and discreet.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A nose very port on the cooked fruit. Pineapple, pear, mango, papaya, lychee, kiwi. A small tropical fruit salad.
      Lemon, orange zest.
      Light fresh cut grass. White flower, lilac.
      Lacks a bit of expressiveness.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth we start with a little solvent.
      Citrus, lemon, orange, grapefruit. Pineapple, pear, mango. The fruitiness is there but less convincing than on the nose.
      Always this white flower, accompanied by pepper and vanilla.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Short finish, on pepper, white flower, wood, pineapple peel. Slightly bitter lemon zest.

  11. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity but not a typical Irish fruit bomb, rather light and easy drinkable, pretty enjoyable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Grapefruit, lemon zest, honeydew, hints of dry hay, little leafy, icing sugar, little grassy - not bad
    • Taste
      89 89
      Little punchy, oily, sirupy, fruity, good sweetness, more citrus fruits, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, green banana, little vanilla, little spicy - pretty good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, fruity, sweet, spicy, little herbal

  12. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Did I mention this is fruity?
    • Nose
      It's not even funny how fruity this ish is. And soooo tropical. If you're lucky enough to have tried one of these fruit-smoothy-like Irish malts, you'll know what I mean. If not, just think of pineapple, nectarines, melon, grapefruit and such. Oh, and it is somewhat grassy too.
    • Taste
      Good, creamy mouthfeel. Then just... fruit galore with a hint of grassiness. In perfect alignment with the palate, although it does have a slight tannic side too.
    • Finish
      Fruity, slightly drying and with a nice herbal touch. Medium in length.

  13. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Swwet, fruity (mango, pineapple, lemon), green tea, mint, grassy
    • Taste
      83 83
      Tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, grapefruit), white wine
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, sweet, fruity, citrus, dry

  15. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A quality Irish malt but not one of the better ones that came out recently. Honeyed ginseng with a touch of grassiness. There's also some tired oak in this. 

  16. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  17. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Lovely IB Irish Whisky through and through. 
    • Nose
      Aaah. Pears. Tropic fruit salad. Pineapple, Peaches, Bananas. Cantaloupe melon. Red berries. Grassy. Chemical. Then some Sweet oranges. Sweet spices. Slightly malty.   
    • Taste
      Oranges, bubblegum. Banana. Raspberries. Sweet spices, cinnamon. Peachy. Pears.
    • Finish
      Cinnamon! Apples. Herbal. Oranges again. Raspberries lingers. Slightly chemical. Pears.

  18. ovanpuyvelde did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 205€ at Whisky Auction (September 2017).

  19. greg_0277 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind: The nose does not express much, on the fruits but it is quite not perceptible. Not aggressive at all. No doubt reduced.
    On the palate it is fruity, acidic chemical type candy. An Irish, young, around 46 ° It's still not terrible. There is nothing else that comes to me.
    Short final always on this fruity acidulated and chemical. Not bad but the value for money is deplorable.

  20. stf_92 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's good, we distinguish slightly the fruit, it is well done but it lacks a lot for a whisky of this price. Everything is set back, the nose discreet, the mouth erased and the short length.

  21. ThS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Huge disappointment.
    • Nose
      The nose is fine, subtle, perhaps a little too much because it seems a little erased ... A lemony note clearly dominates with, in the background, malted barley. A little paraffin. Not much else ... I was clearly expecting something else. It's skinny.
    • Taste
      The palate is rather spicy, light, lean and slightly fruity (banana and ... green banana).
    • Finish
      Average. A tangy fruity note, strawberry syrup. A very slight bitterness.

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