Paddy Old Irish Whisky - Green Band

Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB95328
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
Mid 1960s
Size
757 ml
Label
Cork Distilleries Co Old Irish Whisky
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
21 apr 2017 7:13 pm by MaltMartin

Average value

€ 200.00

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18 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Paddy Old Irish Whisky - Green Band

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.25 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A rare old - German import - bottle of Paddy most likely dated from the late 1950s or early 1960s. It carries the name of James Murphy, but it doesn't have an age statement like the red band 10yo bottles of the same era. There is no statement of volume or alcohol strength either. From old Midleton which closed its doors in 1975.
    • Nose
      Clearly dusty pot still characteristics for a start. That means lots of old books in a library mixed with dried apricots and green apples. Followed by leafy notes, heather, and cereal grains. Touch of cedarwood. Hints of aniseed. Old leather and shoe polish in the background. A lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Heavy and oily mouthfeel. Many orange peel and tangerines now. But also orange marmalade and hints of cooked apples. A bit husky. Later on more on gingerbread, but also faint of cough syrup and menthol. Diesel and cigar boxes later on. You could wake me up in the middle of the night for this extinct pot still profile.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Dry. A little pepper. Cinnamon. Pine at the end.

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  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A Paddy from the 1960s, from the Old Midleton Distillery (until 1975), no age, no alcohol content stated.
    An absolutely fascinating taste experience, a completely different world of whiskey compared to today's bottlings, much heavier, oilier, fatter. Greetings from the 60s.
    • Nose
      An oily and heavy nose with fruity notes of dried apricot and peach pieces shimmering in the background. Foreground + background = complex, no comparison to today's bottlings. The oily first impression weakens over time and can now only be made out as an oil stove running on a low flame in the next room. Almonds, marzipan, malt, herbal notes, the fruit notes are now more in the foreground.
    • Taste
      Oily, strong, mouth-filling. Here mandarins and orange slices quickly settle on the tongue and settle there. The impression of a heavy whiskey, which can also come up with notes of leather and tobacco leaves, is reinforced by the oil oven note that is already clearly discernible in the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish, still intense, strong, oily, slightly fruity. The herbal notes come back, malt, milk coffee - and a fine aftertaste of the oil stove.

  4. whiskytornado scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. dandyman did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The profile of this green stripe Old Midleton Pot Sill is unlike anything I had before. With it's herbal/medicinal/hard candy notes it's distinctly different, complex stuff, and a must try for any real whiskey afficionado.
    The bottle I bought at an auction turned out to be opened, which was not visible in the pictures, which thus explained the filling level, which was just beneath the bottle neck or in the high shoulders. It's restraint, as well as it's cardboardiness and the lack of balance, is probably the result of decades of oxidisation in an opened bottle and poor storage, sadly.

    No score.
    • Nose
      starts off dusty, old cupboard, old dusty bayleafs, a little cardboard, then some fresh juniper, a little mint and camphor, some vanilla toffee, play dough (salt dough), some nettle tea, a little medicinal and metallic as well, bandages, hints of mercury and iodine tincture, also resinous, fir resin, hints of soapiness here and there as in lavender cough drops and a dusty old bag of potpourri, a little alcoholic when neat, more toffee with a few drops of water, a complex nose, but it always feels a bit restrained.
    • Taste
      herbal-medicinal and dusty arrival, some juniper and mint, bayleaf, a little cardboard, turns even more herbal then, fir resin, nettle cough drops and camphor cough drops in the latter part of the developement into the finish, really tangy and bit drying, nice, big and oily but nonetheless lighter body, good depth and intensity, but the alcohol shows a little, therefore the balance is probably not what it could be.
    • Finish
      really tangy, camphor, nettle tea, some juniper-lavender cough drops, resinous again, a little waxy as well, slightly hot as well as a little alcoholic, medium to long.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Actually a good one and pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lots of fresh green fruits, green apple, pear, green banana, lime, little leafy, fine grassy, little citric, hints of honey, whiffs of wet hay - really not bad
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, fruity, subtle sweetness, a lot of liquorice, anise, old books, some apple and pear
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, little spicy

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Still quite fresh with some nice exotic notes

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is fruity, slightly hot, some spice, honey and as the fruit develops there is a nice grapefruit & pineapple note.
    Its a lively one and frankly taste better than the NAS Irish blended I had last night x 6.
    I like the fruit note, worth looking out for at auction if you like, light fruity whiskey but I think there is probably a 50/50 split with the grain as the grain is not dominant.
    A nice blend, with good flavour and a decent nose
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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