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The Quiet Man 08-year-old

Overall rating
84.98/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Bottled
01.2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt Finish
Number of bottles
950
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000401020831
Added on
26 Mar 2017 1:52 pm by Ordie
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 50,76

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44 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Quiet Man 08-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.98 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Despite his young age, this 8-year-old Quiet Man knows how to convince and confidently shows his fruity and multi-faceted side. If I did not know the age, I would definitely rate this malt older. Ripe, complex, wonderfully harmonious and fruity. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Subtle roasted aromas blend with dark fruit flavors right at the beginning. The alcohol is clearly noticeable in the nose, slowly dissolve dark apricots and velvety vineyard peach from the initially rather closed nose. The fruit flavors become suddenly more intense and dominant, orange and forest honey come to the fore, dark caramel blends with a hint of milk chocolate. The apricots and peaches are becoming more and more dominant and stand out powerful. Malty sweetness swells out of the dark caramel, a touch of vanilla rises and ends in echoes of freshly brewed espresso. In the background are slightly spicy wood tones, dried dates and raisins show up. The multi-layered nose makes you hungry for the first sip ...
    • Taste
      Powerful, yet somehow thin, the first sip flows over the tongue. Dark orange and peach aromas rest on the tongue for a brief moment, then suddenly chili-like sharpness explodes on the palate, enveloping the tongue with harsh and slightly bitter wood tones. The saliva is instantly stimulated as dark caramel and apricot aroma tries to clear the way through the intense sharpness. It tingles and crackles on the tongue, a more intense citrus note mixes with a spice mixture and intense espresso flavors. Spicy, slightly tart wood elements prepare the transition to echo.
    • Finish
      Still the chili-like heat is heating the palate and the tongue. Tart citrus fruits exude their sour aroma, slightly dry and tart wood tones end in old walnut flavor. The complete aftertaste is freshly brewed espresso discreetly in the background, slowly the fruity elements come into their own again. Orange, apricots and peaches mingle with dark caramel and a few drops of honey. At the end, the mouthfeel becomes much creamier and oily, in short, vanilla and sweetness appear, and then the finish lingers with a hint of mint.

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    8 years ex-Bourbon Cask plus 15 months in Oloroso Sherry Butt - the result is sweet, very fruity and - typically Irish - also very tasty. If the narrow finish were not, it would be even nicer ... Drinks dangerously away like a fruit spritzer.
    • Nose
      Strawberries, orange, peach, apple, honey, a touch of vanilla and some coffee
    • Taste
      Chili Catch !!! like a young Talisker, sweet and fruity, lots of orange, lots of strawberry jam, honey, coffee, a touch of tobacco
    • Finish
      short, sweet and fruity with strawberry jam and coffee

  3. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A beautiful dram, fruity and harsh with a clear oak note.
    I stick with it: Glenfarclas, Sherrycasks, 10-15 years, max. 50%
    • Nose
      ----- blind tasting ----

      sweet citrus notes in the first nose, orange juice, peach, apricot, honey, a hint of caramel, grape seeds, raisins, fresh, followed by a beautiful wood note, oak spreads, brings some vanilla, no alcohol to feel, the nose (citrusy in combination with oak flavor) reminds me of Glenfarclas.
      In the second nose clearer vanilla and some white chocolate
    • Taste
      sparkling strong start, again clear citrus flavors, lemon, peach, orange, tart maraquja, chocolate, tart oak, herbs and spices follow, clove, slight bitterness, tobacco
    • Finish
      Vanilla, caramel, orange peel, bitter chocolate, coffee, oak, old dried walnuts, the oak lingers for a long time

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The foam blocks (hard marshmallows) that I deem so typical for Cooley. Apple and vanilla. Later a little caramel.
    • Taste
      Foam blocks, apple, cranberry and grass.
    • Finish
      Caramel, foam blocks, apple and strawberry.

  5. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Conclusion: The smell I really liked: Full, sweet and a little more complex. Unfortunately, the taste can not quite keep up. I would have liked the whiskey a little voluminous in the mouth. Above all, I have not found the variety of aromas of the smell in the taste. Nevertheless, a pleasing whiskey.
    - blind tasting -
    • Nose
      The whiskey comes full, sweet and slightly woody. Then the alcohol stings something in the nose. Rum raisins, Christmas stollen, but also a little solvent; with woody spices, forest honey, caramel, subtle vanilla.
      Later, after the first sips, citrus notes come into play. With a little water, these come as a lemon cake and lemon icing in the foreground.
    • Taste
      Distinct alcohol, but only a slight tingle on the tongue; Overall, I would have expected more volume after the Verriechen; even the sweet flavors still hold back, only a little honey I find again. Oak wood, dry spice, a touch of licorice, which quickly disappears. With a little water, the whiskey is sweeter and creamier. Unfortunately, I no longer find new flavors.
    • Finish
      The finish is only medium with some oak, dark chocolate and citrus notes.

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during Norbert's Irish BOL10
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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