Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Bottling serie
The Nose Art
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Mar 2016 2:17 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 254.50

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60 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt 1991 WD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.46 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 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.


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

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This has a stronger nose than 79410 , another fruit basket for sure.
    The fruit the nose hinted at is on the palate but, not as pronounced as I was expecting.
    The fruit is still nice and there is some decent balance on show for sure but it is the finish that is the best part, what I would call quite long and soothing being on the creamy side
    Pretty good but never seems to reach it's full potential.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    not uber fruity but typically tropical irish, very nice

  4. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful, clean exotic-Irish fruit bomb and very typical for this 1991's. Fresh, animating and pure king.
    Some hand warmth open it nicely.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Initially closed.
      Give it a few minutes: Bumm - there it is the typical exotic Irish fruitiness (passion fruit juice, fresh orange wedges, ripe mango, pineapple and peaches), Bourbon vanilla, a little bit of paint, menthol and a fine herbaceous note resonate. Deep and tight.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Starts fresh but creamy. Immediately, rich, exotic, pure-toned fruitiness comes up. It is followed by cotton candy and ginger, a little white pepper and grapefruit. Something wet cardboard. Dense and harmonious. The oak gets a little bit stronger (but not dominant).
    • Finish
      91 91
      A little undergrowth and again the intense, pure-red fruit-hodgepodge. Long, gets a bit harsh and at the end comes through some spicy oak (which never gets the upper hand).

  5. Remko did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quote Whiskynotes.be (Ruben) - August 8, 2016

    Irish single malt 1991

    (48,5%, Whisky-Doris ‘Nose Art’ 2015, bourbon barrel #8533, 161 btl.)Nose: a fruit bomb. Bags of papayas, nectarines and tinned
    pineapples. Whitecurrant and white grapes. Butter pears. Nicely candied.
    After a while a fresher, mentholated fresh side turns up. It’s a narrow
    profile maybe, but I can smell this for hours. Mouth: the fruity
    elements and the mineral / minty side is equally big now. Tropical
    fruits, apples and more grapefruit now. Sweetness, then a slight
    bitterness, and always this eucalyptus / mint note. Like a tropical
    Halls. There’s something earthy and robust to it as well, almost smoky.
    Finish: not the longest, moving towards grapefruit, herbal notes and a
    bit of oaky bitterness.
    Superb nose, with a growing oaky / herbal influence as we moved on.
    It holds the middle between the peated and the unpeated versions (you
    decide). Around € 270 at the time, now sold out.
    Score: 91/100

  6. Remko did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quote Whiskyfun.com - June 29, 2016

    Irish Single Malt 1991/2015 (48.5%, Whisky-Doris, Nose Art, bourbon barrel, cask #8533, 161 bottles)
    Also!... (that was German). Colour: gold. Nose: now we’re talking. It’s
    one of these ultra-fruity Irish that would make a 1976 Benriach nose
    like if it was Absolut (pushing things a bit now, ha-ha). Pure mango and
    papaya juice, both fresh and canned. It’s not that it’s complex, but
    it’s so totally spectacular! Mouth: exceptional creamy, fruity,
    camphory, eucalyptussy, mentholy, and even ‘greatly dusty’ (I know what
    I’m trying to say), with an unexpected meaty side. Dried beef, perhaps
    (Grisons meat), or bresaola? Really strange, but greatly strange.
    Finish: medium to long, herbal in a great manner, with some rosehip tea
    that you would have over-boiled. Or something like that. Too much oak,
    but that’s not too much here. Again, I know what I’m trying to say.
    Comments: very funny, very good, very unusual. Exactly what you need
    when you’re trying a lot of whiskies and are sometimes a little blasé,
    as Archie Shepp would say. SGP:651 - 88 points.

  7. u485tfu scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    Nose: The full fruit, fantastic, sweet, but not caramel or sugar but exotic fruits, mango, pineapple, orange, but also apple, pear etc. Later joins a little coconut and then comes even sweet caramel shortly thereafter To smell fruity again, Not that we misunderstand, I am sober, my first dram since 2 days. I'm just overwhelmed by that nose.

    Taste: Wow, the fucht is also slightly peppery and peaty, grapefruit, what a hammer, the best Irish I have tried so far, unbelievable. Well, how do you know this, intense fruit notes paired with subtle smokiness and bitter substances, which lays over the passage like a long veil over the tongue and does not want to stop. Again and again the fruit comes through again in the finish.
    The whole thing einnert but strongly investing Bowmores from the years 1964-1966. I was fortunate enough to try 2 drams of these legendary bottles and thought so far; incomparable and now comes an Irishman from 1991 therefore.

    Finish: the fantastic taste sounds medium long, the fruit stays for about 3 minutes. noticeable.

    Verdict: Absolute legend, unfortunately only 161 bottles. I give 97P Taste would be even more in it, only the finish and the intensity are more present on whisky over 97P.

  8. Segens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    First I was very disappointed as I was not giving this dram any time but then when I left the dram for several seconds in the glass it fully developed its outstanding nose and taste. One of my first Irish and I really understand their high demand the last months :-)
    • Nose
      Wow one of the greatest noses I have ever had. Nevertheless give this dram some seconds in your glass.

      Wine grapes over and over some brown sugar sweetness and then comes the apple/pear fruit combo a bit of oak and the alcohol is so well integrated and balanced. Lovely!
    • Taste
      On top of the nose I also have some pepper. The grapes are so great and very dominant but you may get all these little details after a while. Very complex very nice!
    • Finish
      The finish is for me a bit too bitter (and I really mean a bit not more) but after that nose and taste I am still smiling when looking at my glass.


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