Overall rating
90.54/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB99241
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Antique Lions of Spirits (ALOS)
Bottling serie
The Butterflies
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
209
Strength
49.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 aug 2017 8:01 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 450.51

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41 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Irish Malt 1989 ALOS

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.54 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Again a glorious undisclosed Irish from 1989. In particular the palate and finish delivers the typical Irish fruity profile we were hoping for; a perfect balance between citrus and tropical fruitiness with an edge of grapefruit bitterness. Delicious!
    • Nose
      Not the expected tropical fruit bomb, but more on delicate yellow prunes, Reine Claudes and green bananas. Followed by leafy notes mixed with gooseberries and apple mint. Flowers of freesias and rhododendrons. Orange-blossoms. Spices of thyme, rosemary and chamomile. Definitely multi-layered and complex, but I don't have the real wow factor yet.
    • Taste
      Now the pineapples, passion fruits, overripe apricots and papaya marches in. Plenty of aniseed and bergamot. Touch of vanilla and honey-clover as well. Turkish Delight and marshmallows later on. Some fudgy notes of toffee and treacle in the background. It's all very creamy with a silky mouthfeel. Very nice!
    • Finish
      Endless with lots of delicate pink grapefruit mixed with hints of orange peel and mint. Spices of cinnamon, ginger and a little white pepper in the end.

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  3. Bart-msb scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. kanpai79 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Dram given by @MaltMartin. Super nice Whisky, as most of the 1989 vintages, bottled 25-30 years later. Let´s compare it with his brother from thee Savannah series soon mate. Thx!
    • Nose
      91 91
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      92 92
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      90 90

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Spicy and tropical, on the nose the fruit compote is a bit muted but really fruity in the palate and the finish, really nice

  8. BlueFire scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Tropical fruits and spices in lovely balance.

  9. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

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      89 89
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      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    I was expecting a total fruit bomb and one the nose it was more about spices - but then on the palate the fruit bomb crashed in - fantastic!
    • Nose
      Intense spicy and fruity, mediterranean spices such as thyme, sage, whiffs of lavendel, later more on tropical fruits, mango, green bananas, green pineapple, carambole, white pepper - very good
    • Taste
      Very, very oily, creamy, waxy, mellow - what can I add more? and of course fresh and intense fruity, again tropical fruits, honey, pepper, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon? anyways it's a bomb - great
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, fruity, spicy, a tad bitter

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