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Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey XO - Extra Old
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.22 points
- The NECTAR of the DAILY DRAMS are celebrating 10 years and we're in the thick of it. First special bottling is an Irish single malt. An 'XO', so it should be very old. A term borrowed from the cognac sector. Does this help us? An XO is a blended brandy in which the most recent brandy used must be 6 years old, 10 years old today. Not very impressive in the malt area. What's in the Irish XO? According to reports, it is a teaspooned. The augurs are still arguing, whether a bushmills or a teeling. And the age? He should be born in 1991. Bottled in the first quarter of 2016. So, I think he could be 24 years old. A maximum of a quarter of a century. That is, especially for an Irishman, a house number - if it all fits so well. Already a little annoying with these only fragmentary information. Eye / nose: Bright white wine, visually not really the wisdom final. The nose, however, is already a different caliber. Great sweet fruit note, very intense. Banana yogurt is most likely to hit it. Slight alcohol note. As you look forward to the enjoyment. Palate: Round taste. Looks fruity-sweet and velvety. Strong without acting sprittig. Bright, yellow fruits, not quite as banana-like as in the nose. The alcohol seems perfectly balanced. Also altogether a seer wonderfully balanced than overly complex malt. But what he brings is a perfect match Finish / Conclusion: Again, the yellow fruit dominates. Pleasantly long finish. The pleasant sweetness remains on lips and tongue, even if the malt has gone beautiful long ago. Simply great. Are really powerful Irish, especially when they have gained some maturity.
- A little bird told me this is theespooned Teeling vintage 1991.