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Whisky Reviews for Cú Chulainn 1988 TWCC
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.47 points
- 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.
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.
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.
Medium-long and dry, a lot of pleasant oak aroma, honey and a reminder of the tropical fruits.
- Tasting Notes by WhiskyFun (October 31, 2016):
Rumour has it thatthis is Bushmills finished in rum wood. After all, Cù Chulainn is 'an Irish mythological hero who Appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle'. BTW TWCC stands for The Whisky Cask Company.
Nose: this one's got a direct line to the Fässle, it's just (muscat white?) A little more, say subtle, with grapes and wee metallic touches, Which I always found very Irish. Copper kettle. So some awesome notes of honeydew and 'apples after three months in your basement'.
Mouth: all thesis 1988s are totally insane. There are more fruits than at Fortnum & Mason's fruit department. I love especially enjoy the factthat they 're rather more citrusy than the 1991s, and thatthere are' ideas' of middle-aged estate cognac, with peaches and grapes.
Finish: clean, tangerine-y. You just ate 5 kilos of assorted fruits. Love the leafier, mentholy signature.
Comments: no quibbling. SGP 651 - 90 points.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.