Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
Anniversary Edition - Volume 6
Stated Age
26 years old
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2016 9:15 am by tomso
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 254.47

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63 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ireland 1989 DD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.39 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The 'classic' example of the fruity Irish whiskys from the late 1980's, beginning 1990's which we've seen the last two years popping up. Probably from Bushmills.
    • Nose
      Exotic fruit bowl with lots of papaya, bananas, mango and lychee. Pear drops and some tangerines. It's all about gummy bears!. Later on some flowery notes of freesias and peach blossom. Wild roses. Green tea as well.
    • Taste
      Clean but waxy and creamy citric notes of lemon and lime. Kiwi fruit and pineapple cubes. Orange-rind. Fresh cedar wood. Camomile and aniseed at the background.
    • Finish
      Quite long. A little white pepper. Ginger. Liquorice. Pine at the end.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    The people of The Nectar have bottled quite a few Irish already, most of them veritable gems. This one was bottled as Anniversary Edition.

    Lovely exoctic nose on banana, mango, mandarin, bergamot, lime, pears and reminds me a bit of Jelly Beans. Or those candy bears by Haribo. Very sweet, but also very fruity. And a green, bitter touch as if from over infused chamomile tea. Wonderful with capital W.

    It is creamy and honeysweet, but the fruit is now mostly from the citrus family. Zesty too, and then some. Vanilla kicks in, together with some pineapple. Chamomile again. A touch of cinnamon and aniseed, but also some liquorice.

    In the long finish, some white pepper rears its head, but liquorice has the final say.

    Again a gem, indeed. Cooley or Bushmills? I put my money on Bushmills. Who cares? Between 220 and 250 EUR.

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=243 Color: pale gold
    Nose: Yellow fruits - mirabelles, mango, papaya with waxy honey and vanilla. In addition a tender spice, some smoke, leather, old paper, a few drops of herbal liqueur and freshly pressed oil. Green - spicy - invigorating!
    Taste: Thin body, but very spicy and with a lot of "boobs". Carried by salt and with the fruit components from the nose. Sprouting wood whirls in a freshness of mint, menthol, chamomile extract and seagrass. The wood note is not perfectly integrated - looks delicately set.
    Finish: Long - still fresh-spicy with the previously developed mentholen aromas and the attached wood note. Unfortunately, becoming "uglier" towards the end.
    88 points (nose: 90 / taste: 89 / finish: 84)

  4. ThS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Exotic fruits, pink grapefruit and dung oil. The nose, the mouth and the finish are coherent. It's very good.

  5. WhiskyAgent scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    bring on the exotic fruit baskets! great dram which I find maybe just a tad alcoholic at cask strength. recommended.


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