Overall rating
86.09/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB81528
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 apr 2016 3:59 pm by galgenfisch
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74.90

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38 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Irish Whiskey 2004 TWC

7 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.09 points.

  1. The_Malt_Hunter scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Flavour is very pleasing. full of tropical fruits, yellow peach, papaya, and coconut, although not bursting like Fruit Bomb, but the faintly oozing sandalwood and woody make it more complex. And taste it is rich butter, malt sweetness, and a warm cake, the end with clean passion fruit & creme Brulee, surprise me.

    Young and well balanced, the fruit sweet are clean, and match with bakery and cake feeling, very soft and warm dram, so good.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Full of tropical fruits, yellow peach, papaya, coconut, sandalwood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Rich butter, malt sweetness and a piece of cake
    • Finish
      90 90
      Passion fruit & creme Brulee.

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  3. STL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. nkrc scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    High quality stuff, it may even be worth 90 points. I'll decide after 2nd tasting. Excellent melange of tropical fruits, sweet, well balanced. Detailed description will follow ...

    Last glass on March 3rd, 2021 ... International Irish Whisky Day!

    Color: white wine

    A wonderful nose! Fruit compote, cereals, malt, fruit salad with tropical fruits, fruity marzipan. A meadow of flowers where cakes are served for picnics. Honey!

    Also easy to drink in cask strength, sweet, fruity, ripe fruits, orange peel, creamy, great melange of sweet and sour notes.

    Medium-long, warming finish with fruity sweetness and a bit of chilli heat.

    Great whisky!

    89 points, possibly 90 points for the scent of the empty glass!

  5. svenske2015 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A little water and oxygen bring me sweet mirabelle plums and help to create an experience with a fruity Irish, which can already prove a certain degree of maturity. Very good.

    Serge found some more words: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejuly18-1-Benrinnes-Linkwood-Tomintoul.html#120718

  6. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I have been very friendly to forget about the label
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    very good summer stuff 88/100
    • Nose
      Should I believe the previous reviews or Should I believe Serge. I decided to believe Serge as his reviews are always rather relieable.

      well he could have warned us that this stuff attacks the nose like a hornet. water, please.

      yes , much better now. very easy to describe : fruit salad. cannot get out single fruits here but it ultra - fresh and clean and a belter of a summer´s whisky. really cannot understand what has been written here before!!!
    • Taste
      same feeling as on the nose. a bit like a fruit sorbet. some irish whiskies are to bourbonny for my taste. hooray, this one is not. a companion for hot days.
    • Finish
      medium to long, clean and fresh.

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 78 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 78 points Photo Moderator

    Strange - first whiffs of rotten vegetables that turn more into cooked vegetables and on the palate a rather artificial fragrance and sweetness. Water doesn't help much. Drinkable but not really enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Cooked vegetables, green fruits, little citric
    • Taste
      Punchy, sweet, bubble gum, some cooked fruits, peaches
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, zesty

  10. tomy63 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    straw color, nose a little alcoholic but otherwise not badly done, on yellow fruits and ripe fruit like melon. Powerful, alcoholic mouth, with an unpleasant cheap mountain plant eau-de-vie side. Correct length in the final, but unfortunately a lot of alcohol.

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