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Overall rating
89.63/100
votes
70
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
14.04.1989
Bottled
30.05.2018
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
231
Number of bottles
223
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Aug 2018 8:50 am by hellelevator
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 163.57

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70 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 1989 SV

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.63 points

  1. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: after about half an hour orange, freshly mown grass, hay, contreaux. Mouth: Also after some time perfectly integrated alcohol, the 46% are very good, he drinks nicely away, dangerous. Then again orange, light vanilla, a hint of passion fruit, then quite quickly a pleasant bitterness. Finish: leaves the tongue furry, very pleasant mouthfeel, light oak, rather short. The fruity sweetness remains on the tip of the tongue while the bitterness lingers on the palate. After 1h in the glass it becomes earthy, malty, slightly bitter and more fermented kumquats. Conclusion: a very, very good whisky, which is possibly € 20 too high priced. I still buy another bottle and recommend it to anyone who has not had enough of their predecessors. The 46% should not scare you. Although 2-3% would be more nice after the second glass. Give it time so that the harsh mini coffin note vanishes.

  2. DocF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Compared to barrel 234, the distinctly darker color stands out (White Wine - Old Gold). Even after 20 minutes of breathing, the nose still has dead trousers (except for the haunched cheese note), but in the mouth the glenturret notes appear again, overlaid by vanilla and various bourbon cask fruits (citrus). A little edgy, the whole thing, dry wood, bergamot. On leaving less tannin-heavy, again bergamot, some ash.

    Easier knit, the bergamot touch stands out.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasty - very tasty - completely free of bitter substances - Plv is great - a Bunna in the age is often much weaker and usually less fruity - nevertheless, the malt is somewhat one-dimensional - even if the complaining is very high
    • Nose
      89 89
      intense sweet and sour apple jelly, green gooseberry, unripe peach, distant citrus notes - rather citrus peel, lemon, grassy, light glue note, vanilla, cream yoghurt (Zott gooseberry), boiled birch water, fresh ExBc herbal notes - pleasing, round with great alcohol included - you can inhale deeply without fear
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet-sour apple compote with cloves, cinnamon and vanilla, bitzelnd - fresh herbs - fine, slightly dry oak carpet covers the tongue and cheeks, balsam, some wax, with chili, mint - ginger rosemary sharpness, slightly mineral - slightly salty - long chewable - then he is a bit more varied
    • Finish
      88 88
      warm and fruity sweet - noteworthy little bittersweet and quite spicy on the tongue - although the fruits and sweetness are gone

  4. matt.schwarz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great mature malt.
    • Nose
      On the nose sweet but dusty, honey, sea buckthorn, shower sticks, a ripe fruitiness and nice, pleasantly musty oak notes. The whisky smells like almost 30 years of bourbon cask, exactly according to plan. Over time, a surprising touch of sweet mustard.
    • Taste
      soft at first, then surprisingly peppery, a small taste explosion of fruity fresh notes. But which are captured by the harsh oak notes
    • Finish
      sweet, mint, ripe fruit, tart oak, dark chocolate, a body sweet and sour Mustard note, very salivating and the sample is empty.

  6. mothers_finest scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. LDB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Brilliant! Obviously it was a super barrel,
    • Nose
      92 92
      Beeswax, lemon curd, very ripe reticulated melon, blooming summer meadow, wood wort, in the truest sense of the word it smells because of its versatility, something new is always coming that stays floral.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Fruit concentrate, lemon honey, oak, spice, with bitter-sweet chewing, in the end elderflower.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, refreshing and perfectly balanced.

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. wako93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Difficult candidate. Varies between awesome and overtuned. Definitely a great bottling, with recognition value.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Awesome entry. Fruity, extremely sweet, almost artificial. Has something of white Haribo. Pineapple, pear, lime.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Extremely fruity, sweet. White Haribo again. slightly burnt caramel. creamy mouthfeel. Oak wort accompanies everything beautifully.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Dry finish. Citrus. very long, astringent.

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