Overall rating
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 49
Stated Age
14 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
48.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2016 12:40 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120,00

3 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ireland 2001 MBa

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.82 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    20 20 21 20 81

    Pleasant, smooth, summer Irish Dram, small vultures come in well, but still the taste resembles the graininess of Pure pot still, IMHO is 14 years old - this is not enough for Irish whisky, it is a fact.

  2. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21,5)
    Not boring molt (86)
    • Nose
      Sweet raw bread, a hint of honey, flowers and a mixture of varnish and alcohol ... caramel notes, oil, vanilla and yellow fruits ... green cucumber and citrus (21.5)
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla and fruit. Oily, slightly woody. (21.5)
    • Finish
      Butter finish, fruit and orange zest ... ginger and corn ... green banana (21.5)

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A little strange, but interesting mute, oily, rather simple, completely diverse components managed to be brought together.
    • Nose
      An open, slightly spirituous, grain, yeast, leavard, dried fish, a little dried caviar, vanilla, dried bananas, margelan radish, rusty tin.
    • Taste
      Oily, woody, dried fruits, dried apples, sweet syrup notes with an admixture of burnt plastic, a little pickled ginger.
    • Finish
      Oily, enveloping, unsweetened dried fruits, popcorn, orange peel, young bark, white pepper.

  4. malthead-sven scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Measured by the other output of Maltbarn rather a weaker Malt. His character is a bit too soft and to set a counterpoint is missing either age or alcohol. Interesting aroma (coconut) with slight missing notes (glue).
    • Nose
      light fruit notes, pineapple and pear, lime, some glue like a bourbon, a bit cooling and fresh, apple yoghurt, green tea, coconut oil, reminiscent of bounty bar, remains sweet, but then flattens off over time
    • Taste
      Delicate, more sweet than dry, still fruity, tangerine, comes a bit grassy therefore
    • Finish
      not very strong or intense, a bit tart and grassy, ​​rather short on the palate and in the end

  5. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Irish Single Malt 2001/2016 (48.3%, Maltbarn, bourbon, 167 bottles)
    Colour: straw. Nose: it’s one of the fruitier ones, it seems. A Cuban
    breakfast (oh come on), with papayas, pineapples, and guavas. No rum, no
    cigars. A quite superb soft spiciness in the background, with some
    cinnamon, caraway, and aniseed. The aniseed tends to come to the front,
    giving it a slight pastis-y side. Does that mean that this comes from
    Pernod-Ricard’s Midleton Distillery? I think not… Mouth: very good,
    easy, sweet, slightly honeyed, with more tropical fruits and a faint
    sour side that goes well here. Cider apples? Finish: medium, grassier.
    Apple peel, banana skin… Some white pepper in the aftertaste. Comments:
    an excellent middle-aged Irish. Perhaps not as wham-bam as the ones from
    the late 1980s or early 1990s, but we’re getting there. SGP:651 - 85 points.


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