Adelphi Limerick Selection Slaney Malt 1991 23 Years Old
This is an Irish single malt whisky bottled by Adelphi, and from what I learned during the tasting, is that Adelphi is famous for not telling you anything about what they bottle. No information on which distillery and cask type of this whisky. They do tell you the cask number though, which is Cask: 10694, thanks Adelphi. This is 1 of 204 bottles produced.
Container: Glencairn Neat
Nose: Toasted coconut, chocolate, sweet malt, oak, honey, floral, tropical fruits, vanilla, syrupy.
Complex and welcoming nose, smells different from the Irish whisky I have experienced, doesn’t have that distinctive Irish whisky nose.
Palate: Milk chocolate, spicy, citrus, nutty, strawberry, pepper, oak, coconut again. Anyway, very rich and complex, dessert-like on the palate, superb mouth feel, I like everything about it on the palate.
Finish: Long-finish, lingering, interesting oak-earthy finish, honey, spice, COCONUT!, mystery note (fruit+wood+skin of fruit).
This dram took a bit longer to evaluate for most of us, we had a bit of an discussion on what the special note in the finish is like, not real conclusion. Really nice and rich even to the very end, it has that very unique mystery note that I couldn’t figure out.
I believe this is my first 90, and I Probably wouldn’t have come across this myself. It’s not as complex as some of the special cask finished peated whiskies I have tried. But this offers a really well balanced, complete package, absolutely no fault from the nose to the very end of the finish. This gives me a really nice satisfaction factor, it manages to push it to the 90 mark since it checks all the boxes I enjoy in a whisky, and more.