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Overall rating
90.32/100
votes
43
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

€ 250.13

43 × member ratings

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92
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92
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92
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Whisky Reviews for Limerick 1991 AD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.32 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sure, no high complexity. So some might find it hard to justify a high price and a high score, and I can understand that. But, precision. High precision, and high pleasure with that. It's just a joy when words write themselves like that, and I reckon this kind of malt would be the best thing for a (wealthy) beginner that would wish to discover "oh, ok, that is mango, that is peach, ..." etc. 

    Moreover, this one offers quite a different experience from other Irish, never giving out fresh fruits but actually all kinds of sweet products made thereof : liqueurs, syrups, pastes, yoghurts, ... Interesting, and super pleasurable.
    • Nose
      Apricot yoghurt from my childhood, big big time. You know, the ones that do not actually taste like real apricots but like ... well, themselves. With that, come various fruity syrups, whit a blissful spontaneity : mango, Cointreau, mandarine, Batida de Coco ... creamy, sweet, fruity and liqueur-ish Irish, excellent. White chocolate, fresh cream, and some cold coffee that might hint at the very shy sherry influence. This rather "western" and above all very creamy profile makes it actually quite different from the more juicy/exotic Irish, which is a good thing on a variety point-of-view. It's actually very Littlemill-like, if you want. While we wait, some light pepper settles down, and later on it exploded in a high-proof Mint Julep. Again, with a realism of flavour that is just fascinating.
    • Taste
      Bang. Again, what a spontaneity. Granted, it's certainly not the most complex thing out there but boy ... Sweet fruit pastes arrows one after the other, strangely beginning with some red ones ! Cherry is very clear, so is raspberry. A few seconds later, it shifts back on more traditionnal mango and mandarine. Slight leafy - minty touch at the end again, like a signature.
    • Finish
      Marschino cherries indeed, then the same apricot yoghurt as before but now with real, fleshy peaches, again with some stunning precision of flavour. Slightly leafy again. Medium length, but does the job perfectly.

  3. RichardMayston scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    • Taste
      Like a high class yellow spot, but not worth 300

  4. CST1986 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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 :-)
    • 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.

  5. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    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.




  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Thanks to XVII for the sample
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Dramfest 2016, Adelphi Session
    • Nose
      sherry, mineral, sandy, plums. (90)
    • Taste
      fruity, oily, mint/menthol, exotic fruits. (92)
    • Finish
      more fruits, white chocolate. (91)

  9. rvdoorn scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. rvdoorn scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    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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