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Overall rating 39 votes 90.46
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Slaney Malt
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry Cask
Casknumber
10694
Number of bottles
204
Strength
48.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Jan 2016 8:21 pm by mad69
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 355.63

55 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 0
Taste 0
Finish 0
Balance 0

Tastingtags

7 Notes

CST1986
Expert Junior CST1986 Tasting note
17 Mar 2017 11:14 pm
CST1986 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Rich and pulpy multivitamin juice notes: passion fruit, guava, mango and sweet oranges. The Irish grassiness lingers behind the fruit basket, but it's quite mild and not accompanied by mint and menthol notes like with other 1991 Irish indie malts. That makes it a similarly great, but less complex nose. After a while there are some nice and soft malty notes that are beautifully interwoven with the overall very fruity profile.
With water peaches and grapefruit are added to the fruit basket, dressed with some milk chocolate sauce.

Taste

Sweet and punchy start, but the alcohol is quite dominant in my opinion. Only after a while the fruity flavour returns and gives way to a more nuanced palate. Oranges, mango, passion fruit, tart kiwi, cut grasses and tree branches and wood spice. This is quite good, but it's even better...
...with water: Much better balanced, with more maltiness keeping the whole thing together. The development is exquisite, sweet, fruity, tart, spicy and malty, and now it's the first time that I can taste a menthol note in there. Interestingly enough, the palate (with water) is better and more complex than the nose had been promising.

Finish

Long, on soft & light sherry, sweet and dry. Coming back on mango and cinnamon. Delicious.

Comments

Another stunner from Ireland. I didn't find this as balanced as some of its siblings from other bottlers at first, but it found its feet when I added water and gave it some more time. The fruitiness of these batches is out of this world and everyone should have tried at least one of these whiskies.

A big THX to XVII for the sample! Happy St. Patrick's :-)

Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Note
28 Dec 2016 5:45 pm
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Big, juicy fruitiness with oranges and tropical fruit, followed by rich oak and a spicy vegetal note later on...

Palate: Mouth coating oiliness carries notes of spicy oak, chocolate, strawberry jam and black pepper.

Finish: Hazelnut, more chocolate and a touch of pineapple.

P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
03 Nov 2016 12:10 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 90 points

Thanks to XVII for the sample

Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
92
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
90
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
14 Jun 2016 8:32 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
86
My Collection
alectron
Specialist alectron Tasting note
17 Apr 2016 2:51 am
alectron gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

sherry, mineral, sandy, plums. (90)

Taste

fruity, oily, mint/menthol, exotic fruits. (92)

Finish

more fruits, white chocolate. (91)

Comments

Dramfest 2016, Adelphi Session

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
rvdoorn
Member Senior rvdoorn Review note
28 Feb 2016 2:33 pm
rvdoorn gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.3
Nose
95
Initial taste
95
Body
92
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
94
rvdoorn
Member Senior rvdoorn Note
26 Feb 2016 7:14 pm
rvdoorn gave this whisky 92 points
Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
Continuing the ever-popular Irish single cask selection from Adelphi, and named after the original Adelphi Distillery’s sister distillery in Limerick, Ireland, this has been drawn from an ex-sherry cask.
A wonderful golden syrup colour with good beading.
The tell-tale explosion of fruits that we have found in these exceptional casks is ever present in this one: lychees, waxy Seville orange peel, orange pith, and fresh orange juice.
You can easily imagine the fruits layered with sponge fingers soaked in brandy, with added sultanas, cake mix and a heap of Demerara sugar.
An oily texture, some pencil shavings, bitter chocolate and dark cherries on the palate.
As eagerly anticipated, this whisky has bags of flavours, all shouting out, and a medium length finish.

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