Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Slane Irish Whiskey & 2003 Irish Single Malt Exclusive Malts Reviews

Hi everyone,

Two quick Irish whiskies today, one blended and the other a single cask, single malt.

Slane Blended Irish 40%
Colour: E150a
Body: Medium
Nose: Wine gums, slightly green, tropical, sour green apple, vanilla.
Taste: Soft and oily, quite a bit of malt before some rubbery tropical fruit comes in. Quite fat for a blend.
Finish: Medium length. Creamy, green Apple, some sour oak.
Not bad at all! Decent, cheaper Irish.
66/100

Ireland 2003 Exclusive Malts 54.2%
Colour: Light Amber
Body: Medium
Nose: Rubbery tropical fruit gums, slightly smoky oak, car sweets, some dust?, vanilla custard, charcoal. Dry nose.
Taste: Soft and dry, then creamy with oak and vanilla, red and black liquorice, car sweets, fruit gums, slightly rubbery into the finish.
Finish: Long length. Rubbery fruit and oak. Unbalanced and again quite dry.
13yo from refill Sherry cask. Was expecting more from this one, it just doesn’t quite come together the way it should.
73/100

Thanks for reading!

Irish Whiskey Reviews #26-#27
Whisky Network Reviews #934-#935

Network Average: 75.1
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
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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