Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Blackadder (BA)
Stated Age
26 years old
Rum Cask Finish
DI 2016-3
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 jul 2017 4:50 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 418.32

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23 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky reviews for A Drop of the Irish 1989 BA

2 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.67 points.

  1. el Gato scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Ahh, classic. Tropical fruit galore. They are all here. Passion fruit, kiwi, papaya and pineapple. Then more funky. Bubblegum. Chocolate. Earthly even. Then some fresh orchard fruits. Greener with time. Grassy, Foresty, moss and some mint hints. Strawberries at the very end.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Funky entrance. Tropical fruit salad as expected. Buttery mouthfeel. Really coating stuff. Orange bitterness. Tonic water. Fudge. More towards grapefruit with every sip. Greener profile as well. Chocolate. Hints of wood influence eventually.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish. Mouth and nose clean, but the finish more sour with some sulphur punch. Now, that sulphur fades by every sip. Bitter spices and some citrus. Tropical and some forest vibes still. Strawberries are back.

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  3. SAND scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: The first time a whisky has let out a whiff of cat' pee (while pouring). Later condensed milk, rancid butter, dried banana and other yellow dried fruits, vanilla, honeydew melon, butterscotch. Even later also herbal notes; peppermint, freshly chopped parsley, freshly cut grass. Very concentrated/intense nose. (89p).
    TASTE: The arrival is mildly astringent and super fruity. On the mid palate bittersweet fruits, lots of fruity acidity and a viscous, creamy mouthfeel. Again mainly yellow fruits, but fresh this time; pineapple, mango, orange, even a little lemon. Nice. Also in the mouth is this whisky concentrated/intense. Not streamlined, not perfect, not even necessarily well balanced. But packed full of juicy fruitiness. (90p).
    FINISH: Lots of fruity-acidic goodness, even the spiciness is acidic. Right down my high-acdidity-white-wine alley. Medium length. (90p).
    OVERALL: Another fruit bomb! Total score: I had this at 89. But after another few sips I realised I liked this too much, so here goes - 90 points.

  4. SAND scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Some initial VA blew off, then bourbon cask wood, orange chocolate. Later green grapes and hints of green orchard fruits. Some green herbs as well? (88-89p).
    TASTE: Fruity, acidic, mineral, concentrated. Green fruits. Mint. Lovely taste. (89-90p).
    FINISH: Fruity, acidic, midly astringent. Long aftertaste. (88p).
    OVERALL: An orange-perfumey whisky. Total score 89 points.


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