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Overall rating
90.10/100
votes
55
Category
Single Pot Still
Bottler
The Whisky Cask Company (TWCC)
Vintage
25.11.1988
Bottled
25.04.2016
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Rum Cask (Bushmills)
Casknumber
14370
Number of bottles
157
Strength
45.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2016 11:00 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 306.00

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59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cú Chulainn 1988 TWCC

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.10 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Oh, there would be more Single Pot Still from Bushmills (if the rumor is true). Like many older Irishmen with a great fruity note, very round, very elegant.
    • Nose
      A basket of exotic fruits: papaya, mango, passion fruit, dragonfruit, bananas. Similar to the nose of the exotic-fruity Redbreast 21. Mildly spicy, the age has rounded the typical pot still - spices. Goes well with the fruity nose.
    • Taste
      Mild and fruity and a reflection of the nose. Again, the great tropical fruits. Oak retards, the age shows his face. Honey bread and vanilla kipper.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry, a lot of pleasant oak aroma, honey and a reminder of the tropical fruits.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It bothers me that the price, which I have actually only graded at 80, here pushes the overall rating, that has not earned the Malt! The current market situation is just as it is.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like it very well in the mouth, such a precise definition of a fruit is rare. The rum is also discreetly noticeable and the age has also left beautiful oak. Even though the fruity note is by far the clearest, everything else comes out well. The nose is quite complex, but could be a bit stronger. The finish is clearly too short and unspectacular.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring so dense, the individual flavors are impossible to isolate. This is only the first impression that some life then relativizes. The nose looks rather filigree, pickled fruits immediately remind you that it was a rum barrel. Something exotic, papaya? Star fruit? Very juicy anyway. A touch of sweat is slightly salty above, now comes some leather. Over time, caramel gains the upper hand, only the slight fruit acid can still hold its own, but for definitions it is no longer enough. The nose becomes stronger and more fruity again, white wine and roasted coffee are added, maybe also malted coffee.
    • Taste
      Oh, that's great! In the first sip a wonderful fruit, clearly defined, the acid moves along the back of the palate, the sweetness in the foreground blends perfectly with it. Is as I said precisely defined, I know the fruit too, but I'm not partout not in the name, is also one of the exotics, nothing commonplace. Add some Demerara sugar, even some Rumaroma, mild oak to the back and a tiny pinch of salt. With further Schlücken the order shifts, the Fruchtnote slips backwards, but remains reproducible. The mouthfeel could be a bit fuller, but it's not too thin.
    • Finish
      But he is quickly gone, what a pity. Secretly he quietly flies away without bringing anything new. The only thing that lingers a bit longer is a slightly labile sweet feeling on the tongue, which is reminiscent of strength. Supplementation half an hour later: This feeling of strength and the associated increase in salivation lasts a long time.

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