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Overall rating
89.66/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
WB94545
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
11.1989
Bottled
01.2017
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
16223
Number of bottles
186
Strength
48.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2017 11:20 am by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 285.00

28 × in wishlist

75 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ireland 1989 Arc

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.66 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A nose that reminded me of the beautiful times of the Irish whisky era from the sixties. Beautiful in it's ugliness of grease and oil (next to the malt and fruit). The taste was a bit oversteered on flowers and ginger to reach the 90 score, but still a very recommended dram.
    • Nose
      Beautiful old school nose: robust, a tad dirty, but also very fruity. Husky malt shows first, with fibre bales, bird seed, grease, engine oil, and the like. Then, a nice combination of roasted nuts (almonds) and tropical fruit (peach, mango, papaya) enters the nose. Next, scent of heavy flowered perfume (but in a nice way), vanilla, and a hint of cedar wood.
    • Taste
      Different from the nose. It's less dirty, but rather fresh and powerful. The fruit moves to the foreground, with a combination of apples, peaches and mango. Then, biscuit, vanilla, lilies, violets and the like (a little too much), wood and a bitter note of ginger that is a tad too much for this profile if you ask me.
    • Finish
      Ends with an oily note, with nuts, flowers, biscuit and barley, over-ripe fruit and ginger.

  2. kanpai79 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. kanpai79 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty Irish IMHO.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jo. The sets in comparison to the Redbreast 21yo (WID: 78096) again on it. That's the middle of Bushmills 21yo (WID: 22715) and Redbreast 21yo. He has a nice fruitiness paired with seasoning. The fruitiness is a bit more set compared to the Bushmills and the spiciness is more elegant than that of the Redbreast.

    My best Irish so far. However, that probably has its price. And he is not worth it. In addition, the typical for me Irish note (artificial fruitiness and sweetness) can not hide here.

  7. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not one of the better undisclosed Irish... the fruits are very shy... a bit stunted, and never seem to want to give more than it should -- a taker, not a giver. I usually score these Irish 90-92 points, depending on how remarkably fruity they are, but this is clearly a step down... 88 points. 

  9. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. wheatfield scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Pale gold color. Nose is slightly sharp but mostly fruity (peach, lychee). Alcohol comes toward the front palate, then lots of orchard fruits. Good peat/seaweed in the mid palate. Complex but focused and very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

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