Irish Single Malt 1991 24 Years Old (Whisky-Fässle)
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.
Sample provided by Whisky-Fässle
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.