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Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
69
Whiskybase ID
WB99494
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Acla da Fans (AdF)
Bottling serie
Acla Selection
Vintage
01.1990
Bottled
01.2017
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Number of bottles
182
Strength
47.1 % Vol.
Size
350 ml 700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2017 7:52 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 284.39

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69 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Irish Single Malt Whiskey 1990 AdF

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. MarcoWe65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ths is what Serge says:
    Irish Single Malt Whisky 27 yo 1990/2017 (47.1%, Acla da fans, Switzerland, Irish, single malt, barrel, 182 bottles) Five stars
    Good company, good people, good whiskies. Colour: pale gold. Nose: we’re close to the other 27 but this is a little more on grassy oils, and probably a little less exuberant. There’s more barley as well, cereals (breakfast, I told you), and then indeed, bananas, mangos, passion fruits, but also ripe apples and pears. Some nectar, some vanilla. Mouth: oh yes extremely good. Tenser and more citrusy, with a large fruit salad, bananas, apples, lemons and grapefruits, a touch of tamarind, then notes of roasted nuts, a little maple syrup, a touch of fudge, mandarins, apricots… Finish: rather long, very fruity, oily, perfect. Comments: really perfect.
    SGP:651 - 91 points.

    Yes, I can agree with him, this one is a really nice one

  2. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very tropical - as expected to be honest - on the nose.
    less tropical on the palate than the nose suggested.
    still very very good old irish whisky.

    if you love the style in general, this one is a stunner.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Very fine and balanced, not necessarily typical Irish as the rather herbal and bitter finish is missing which is good - very drinkable and enjoyable - great!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, fruity, tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, also quite citric, lemons, honeydew, spices, pepper, more yellow fruits - very good!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, very fruity, torpical fruits, citrus fruits, fine hints of oak wood - really not loud, spices - great!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, not drying

  5. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Just fruits, fruits and more fruits on the nose. Name any tropical, citrus or orchard fruit and it’s probably in there. Plus some vanilla, some grass and a few herbs. But really we’re here for the fruit. Oily on the palate and the fruits don’t disappoint, more clearly on the tropical side now, and dialling up even further on the finish, along with a wave of chalk and herbal spice. Perhaps just a little too much of the grass, chalk and herbs distracting from the fruits, on the other hand it offers a bit of balance as it could otherwise be too much. Overall a treat of a dram and a profile I don’t come across often enough in Scotch, other than long gone Littlemills and some rare examples of Ben Nevis and Glenburgie.

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Freshly mown grass, herbs, banana, nectarine, pine branches. Moist earth, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Soft, fruity. Nectarine, white chocolate, light grapes, some peach, almonds.

  9. katarn_rb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice part!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Grasses, tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) and some casis and mineral notes. Very complex
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet citrus fruits, rosemary, and something like resin
    • Finish
      89 89
      Grapefruit, long and spicy

  10. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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