Saturday, 4 November 2017

Irish Single Malt 1989 Whisky Agency for TWE Review [London has Fallen]

Hi everyone,

A last one from London today. And also the oldest Irish whiskey I've tried!
To be perfectly honest, I'm not a massive fan of Irish whiskey in general. The natural tasting ones are great but often there's an artificial sweetie note that I don't particularly enjoy. This is a great example.
These 1989 Irish single malts have been building a solid reputation, so I was excited to finally try some.

Irish Single Malt 1989 Whisky Agency for TWE 46.8%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Lovely fruit juice/fruity chewy sweets, tropical mango, mango bubblegum.
Taste: Soft, grows with lovely tropical mango chewy sweets, soft spice and dry oak. Lovely balance. Oily.
Finish: Medium/Long length. A little too much oak, a little tropical fruit.
If you like tropical chewy sweets then you'll love this but it's masking the complexity. Still, second best Irish I've tried so far.
79/100

Thanks for reading!

Irish Review #17
Whisky Network Review #558

Irish Average: 67.3
Network Average: 74.5
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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