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Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey 2002 WB
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points
Pear, grass, cookie and peach.
Pear, grass, peach and spice.
Pear, vanilla, caramel, grass, cocoa, malt and a little marshmallow.
- Good p/q
- Pear and spices a bit floral a bit herbal, quite a fragrant one
Pear, slightly sweet, some cumin
Fruity, pear again, cookie dough, far away lavender
Peppery, slightly bitter, oats
- I think the cask strength really drove some of the character here and it did so quite well even if it mean the the ethanol came through a little too much for my tastes. The range of flavours were typically Irish, but they were well balanced and full. Really an enjoyable sipping dram, albeit a tad pricey.
Reviewed in my blog:
Light fruits. Coconut. Pineapple juice. Juicy pears. Light apricot notes. Some green banana. Ozone. Orange cake. Macadamias. Simple syrup. Light wood spice. Slight alcoholic presence.
Quite dynamic here. Took a few sips to really pin anything down. A little bitter wood and fruit tannins at first and then a big sticky, fruity wave, dominated by pear concentrate and peach iced tea, but also slightly bitter and herbal with some menthol and anise on the swallow along with some ethanol.
Long. Residual pear & peach notes with some very dominant woodspice and menthol.
- Nose: initially very floral and fruity with pear. With water and some extra ten minutes more spicy, coriander, cumin and cookie dough.
Taste: sweet pears, herbal with a hint of vanilla
Short to medium finish which has a subtle herbal bitterness, some vanilla, cereal notes and a whiff of pepper.
A very nice whisky, especially on the nose, but I wouldn't buy an entire bottle considering the 90 euro pricetag.