Glenallachie 1989

Overall rating
87.76/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB110085
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
50th Anniversary Bottling
Vintage
04.07.1989
Bottled
02.2018
Calculated age
28 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
2587
Number of bottles
80
Strength
45.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060568320021
Added on
01 apr 2018 5:14 pm by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 330.48

17 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 1989

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.76 points.

  1. Wilhelm58 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    An unspectacular hoghshead whisky, especially drinkable, no dilution necessary!!!
    My whisky friends and i have tasted 4 whiskys from the 50th Anniversary series (1989+1990, Cask-No. 986, 2587, 2517, 2515).
    The 50th Anniversary series is the first bottling after the takeover of Billy Walker!
    • Nose
      85 85
      vanilla, honey, caramel, oak wood
    • Taste
      86 86
      vanilla, honey, caramel, a little bit apple, oak wood, sweet and dry
    • Finish
      84 84
      not a long finish, like honey water

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nutty sherry, orange, a bit of oakiness, quite nice

  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. RL_whisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice development, very subtle finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Maybe not a complete surprise that this is not my favourite of the series, as the alcohol percentage should normally be much higher, even after more than a quarter century of maturation.
    • Nose
      This has a slight dirty edge to it. Quite meaty, with stewed fruits, but also honey, caramel, wax and coconut shavings. Finally a hint of milk chocolate, soma raisins and ginger.
    • Taste
      Sweet, dry and with a subtle sourness. Cherry syrup at first, then oak shavings, and spices (nutmeg and ginger mainly). Finally some dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      A lingering dryness, and after a while some stewed apples.

  7. kaasklop scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My member rating is not accurate, around and about 88 points
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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