This is from a few years ago, around the time when more of the undisclosed Irish Single Malts appeared. Some of them sourced from Bushmills, others from Cooley. These whiskies often share a certain fruity DNA, but I find it hard to pinpoint which is which, also because of a lack of experience with either distillery.
Irish Single Malt 1991 24 Years Old (46.7%, Whisky-Fässle)
Nose: Underripe bananas, lychees, vanilla extract, mango ice cream. There’s plenty of fruit here, but that’s to be expected with these Irish single malts. A hint of charcoal and fermented veggies too. Excellent. Taste: Subtle notes of menthol and cough syrup (which is usually something reserved for pure pot still). Quite herbacious too. Mango makes an encore, and there’s papaya too, with a good amount of other tropical influences. Finish: Herbal and fruity. Medium in length.
Excellent whisky. From which distillery? Your guess is as good as mine, but it is unlike any other single malt that is around.