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Overall rating
90.16/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC)
Bottling serie
Batch 1
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
264
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
13 Feb 2017 6:03 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 168,74

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Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Irish Whiskey #1 TBWC

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.16 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Dynamic, balanced and packed full of delicious fruity flavours. This bottling has more than enough complexity to reward those of you of an analytical persuasion. Alas, this, Boutique-y Whisky bottling sold out very quickly – but if you get any opportunity to obtain one at a fair price, or try a sample, don’t even think about hesitating. My favourite release of 2017 so far.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/undisclosed/irish-single-malt-batch-no.1-24-year-old/
    • Nose
      Pronounced and highly expressive delivering an abundance of fruits. Apples, pears, peaches and melons provide fresh notes, whilst candied lemon and orange peels and pineapples supply a real vibrant sweetness. The fruits are underscored by distinct herbal and vegetal notes – a hint of green pepper gives a real feel of greenhouses growing both fruits and vegetables at the same time. There’s a slightly mineral steely note that cuts through both fruits and sweetness offering a pleasant sharpness.
    • Taste
      Saddle up and prepare to get all of your 5 A Day in liquid form! Rich, mouth-coating and sweeter than the nose suggests, straight from the off we’re in fruit explosion territory again. A similar profile to the nose, but with some subtle differences – the fruits are sweeter, favouring more stone and tropical flavours – and they’re all wrapped up in some zingy sherbet. There’s a wonderful balance delivered from more bitter fruits such as grapefruits and limes – this prevents the overt sweetness from becoming cloying.
    • Finish
      Medium-long with some very agreeable wood influence coming to the fore including both pepper and cinnamon, and a slight tang of salinity to wrap things up.

  2. wbylica scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    You expect this mild taste of your average Irish whisky, but then a plethora of smells leave you wondering "what was that!?".

    Honestly, the best whisky I encountered this year. Try it, and forget about the label :)

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Huge tropical fruits, canned pineapples, pear drops, sweet tangerines, waxes, honey, creamy grass

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Damn, I should've bought a bottle.
    • Nose
      Uff Marone! This is pure fruit juice. Do you know the orange multivitamin juice sold in tetra packs in supermarket? Well, this is that, except disguised as golden aqua vitae. I'm not even going to name all the tropical fruits here, there's too much of them. So just name it, and it'll be there. And also, it is quite sweet. There, that's it, fruity and sweet. To the max.
    • Taste
      Same DNA, this is fruity AF (tropical fruits), with just a bit of wood spices. Lovely oily texture too. Great balance between sweet, sour and bitter. What more can I say?
    • Finish
      Lingering wood and spices, with mango and apricots in the background. Long.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is more fruity but almost the same profile as this from Aldi

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/103468/irish-reserve-26-year-old

    I think the Aldi is also Bushmills

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, a fruit bomb
    • Nose
      Some lovely fruit notes here, pineapple, mango & melon, basically it is a fruit salad.

      Some peach and apricot notes arrive, 
    • Taste
      The palate is lively on fresh pineapple & grapefruit, mixed with warm pastry, biscuit.

      There is a syrupy sweetness arriving like the type you get in some jammy cakes, a little treacle and a little mango
    • Finish
      Good medium length with a sticky sweetness and masses of fruit.

  8. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Still a beautiful Irish as he comes out a lot lately. It will satisfy the fans of fruity bombs! He delighted me anyway.
    • Nose
      I find that this Irish needs a lot of ventilation to really highlight and erase this bitterness present at the opening of the keel. Let's come back to the nose which is clearly on the fruit. The fruits of the orchard at the beginning then quickly on the exotic fruits / tropical. We find mango, pineapple and even kiwi (with its very light citric side). There is sugar syrup and vanilla woody behind this fruity basket.
    • Taste
      Light and fruity attack (fresh fruits and citrus fruits first). The alcohol is not felt, it is well integrated with the whole.

      In the middle of the mouth we find the exotic fruits with always this tip citric (Kiwi).

      A slight pleasant bitterness appears at the end of the mouth accompanied by some spices scattered.
    • Finish
      Average length still and always on the exotic fruits. We find this slight bitterness of the woody (the time has done its job) as well as vanilla notes.

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Does well across the board! Nice complex nose, good mouthfeel with quite a bit of fruits, including overripe pears, grapes, lychee, and mangosteen, but also quite a bit of vanilla. Not a terribly impressive finish, but good enough to score a bit higher than many Irish that are in the 89-90 range. 

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The label references Father Ted’s ‘A Song for Europe’ episode - Google: 'My lovely horse sax solo'. I was unaware the song had such a cult following - there are live band covers.
    N: You'd never know it was 24yo first off, initially giving away it’s fruity distillate with plenty of copper.
    T: Very tasty Irish with a touch of sherry? - but probably more/all bourbon in the main.
    F: The age of this malt shows much later on, rather a lot in the form of terrific tannins that meld with the grain. Finishes on a sweet putty chew and deep [sherried, again?]-mash tannins. 
    C: It's a single malt whisky which narrows the unknown distillery down to either Cooley or Midleton if i’ve understood things correctly WP.

    Scores a B

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