Overall rating
Single Malt
Rolf Kaspar GmbH (RK)
Bottling serie
Hotel Essener Hof
Stated Age
14 years old
Port Pipe
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Historic Series No. 9
Added on
23 Apr 2016 11:16 am by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89,83

8 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

106 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 2001 RK

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.71 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    At first I have alcohol in my nose. The part pokes a bit and demands time from me. Then chocolate in the direction of milk chocolate, also somehow Piedmont cherry (without now making surreptitious advertising), brown sugar, dark dried fruits such as dates, raisins, plus a slight bitterness, walnut - but dominate the alcohol, cherries and chocolate. On the palate, then quite spicy, a bit mellow wood ... The whisky pushes without end, but this power is not the pure elegance, but already the alcohol - I'll take a break and get my decanter. Wait a little bit of water for about 46-50% vol ... and wait 5 minutes :) ... spicy on the palate, yes, still less alcoholic. Nevertheless, he pushes neatly. On the tongue and palate I have again the nuts, chocolate, very weak oak. I do not have any vanilla or anything else at all - it's more likely to go into the student food corner. The whisky is not as sweet as comparable sherry bombs, but rather spicy. He looks a bit young to me. When chewing I have in the tooth space then again this spice, which then turns into tobacco and leather. The finish is medium-long, spicy, dark berries, raisins. Yes, there was chocolate with raisins in there? Somehow, the malt remains in the throat and palate. From the balance - well, as I said - he is a bit spicy. I'm not a pussy that has to dilute every cask strength, but this one needs water. This fact alone makes no immature whisky, but that he is still a bit spicy with water, yes. Overall, I like the nose best. All in one a decent whisky, but as a port fan I had a better ...

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The whisky needs time to develop. The smell is heavy and oaky, almost musty, not at all, as one would expect from an Irishman. Unfortunately, the alcohol disturbs something. The smell makes the whisky look old, the alcohol in turn makes him immature. The strong alcohol shows then unfortunately in the mouth. The departure reconciles me again with the whisky, here he shows what he can. Neither is this a classic Irishman nor a classic Portweinreifung, but interesting is the whisky anyway. Without the poorly integrated alcohol, he would be really good.
    • Nose
      At first the smell is very closed, spicy oak shimmers, alcohol bites something in the nose, slowly the smell gains contour; Forest soil, rotting leaves, wet wood, becoming sweeter, a little plum, blackberry, heavy and spicy, unfortunately, the alcohol remains a bit pungent, a little woodruff
    • Taste
      Strong onset, as in the nose it begins with oak and alcohol, astringent, dark chocolate, sweeter even here, then again the forest fruits, but sweeter than the nose, sour coffee.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the whisky milder than in the nose and in the mouth, but also dominated by the oak, in addition there are berries such as blackberries and raspberry, a slight bitterness that remains bittersweet long on the palate.

  3. JohannesB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Irish whisky is soft, gentle and easy? Not here! This is a whole new experience, if you had only Bushmills and Co from Ireland in the glass. Intense, dominated by cask, strong alcohol and strong aromas. With water, it can be wonderfully modulated to the particular shape of the day, but always remains clearly barrel-heavy and tasty.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring is not much. Strong alcohol, nuttiness and oak flavor. The whisky is a bit bitchy. After about half an hour in the air it opens. An intense, dry port wine note leads, followed by ground hazelnuts and almonds, dark chocolate. Dark chocolate fruits are dipped into this chocolate. There are blackberries, raspberries and dark peach. An intensive oak load promises an intense mouthfeel with freshly sawn wood. With water comes a little vanilla and caramel. The power of the alcohol, which remains in the air even after a long time, can be tamed without changing the flavors.
    • Taste
      The whole mouth is lined with intense wine notes. Oak wood, floral herbal notes and really much power on the tongue. The Port Wine influence lays like a layer around the mouth and then gradually releases different chocolate fruits. Intense, dark, high-quality dark chocolate envelops the sweet berries.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, the whisky stops. The dominance of the port pipe already present from the first moment is now becoming clear. Black pepper, strong coffee, herbal sweets and intense woodiness on the palate. The wine notes that carry this malt are always there. The finish entices to refill.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Ralf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  6. Ralf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  7. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Something untypical, the spicy-sweet Port is missing something
    • Nose
      initially quite strong alcohol. After a light dilution: raspberries, dark cherries and a tart herbage. Caramel cane sugar and slightly grassy floral notes (typical Teeling). The wood is extremely inconspicuous
    • Taste
      strong wood. Clearly spicy, alcohol, dark chocolate. The mouth becomes slightly furry. Then again the sweet fruits, this time with light acid (blackberries?). Wet soil and moldy wood, along with the typical herbal mildness of green tea.
    • Finish
      bitterness, makes him out of round

  8. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting : The alcohol in my mouth is a bit too blatant, with a few drops of water as much is achieved, even if the nose then loses some intensity ... In the overall picture, there are 83 points.
    • Nose
      Deep, full. Cherry and sweetness are in the foreground. Sherry-typical fruit aromas are on the nose, dark and ripe, but rather sweet. A spice is also present from the beginning, which is getting stronger with time. Quite spicy, partly reminds you of some bourbons (only as far as the spice is concerned !!). This type of seasoning makes me unsure, as the sweetness speaks against a dry sherry, but this spice somehow does not fit into sweet sherry whiskys. In any case, the nose is complex and you can walk nicely from one direction to the other. What is coming now? Chocolate - Rum Grape Nut!
    • Taste
      Oops, that pushes. Alcohol is definitely noticeable and once dominant. In addition to the tingling (quite aggressive) is a spicy fruitiness dominant, again the rum grape nut chocolate. Of the sweetness is to be felt only a little, but in the spice a fine pipe tobacco nuance is added, although it generally remains in the field of herbs. A tender bitterness is spreading.
    • Finish
      Warm and fruity-spicy, in the dessert then slowly a little sweeter. pleasantly warm and long.

  9. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    definitely needs water to defuse the alcohol
    • Nose
      Without water very alcoholic, after prolonged aeration and adding water occurs Vollmichschokolade out, cranberries, fully ripe banana (the shell already black), sour cherry and wine flavors
    • Taste
      Without water, the alcohol dominates very strong, so again a few drops of pure - now makes nougat and oak in the mouth wide, Nussigkeit and red wine
    • Finish
      surprisingly mild and creamy, but slightly bitter, medium long

  10. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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