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Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
14087
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Jan 2019 5:44 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 280.94

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52 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1989 BR

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/twe-show-2019-vm-bbr/

    N: Juicy & yeasty with hints of green olives, hazelnut shells and putty.
    T: Beautifully fruity distillate on the nose and palate. Continues on course with juicy briny raisin juice. Did I mention the juiciness?
    F: With a touch of chalkiness, it remains luscious to the last.
    C: Aside from a few super-old expressions, this is the best Glenburgie I’ve had. Thankyou Johnnie.

  2. Dirk scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    • Nose
      Nice Glenbrugie, floral, light yellow and white fruits.
    • Taste
      Some caramel, liquorice, some more fresh fruits on the palate.
    • Finish
      Floral elements, liquorice again. Some honey but mostly on liquorice though.

  3. InbhirNis scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Also sampled via the BBR tasting.

    This was my favourite of the line-up. The nose is complex and slightly funky, with fruity/floral and herbal/minty notes. On the palate, blackcurrant and cream was the standout impression, backed up by white pepper and more herbs. The finish is distinctly waxy. An excellent dram!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Tasted at the Berry Bros and Rudd Whiskybase online virtual tasting, led by the excellent spirits master and storyteller Doug McIvor who bottled them.

    As a side note, many of us tasted this whisky at the same time as the Glenburgie 2008 (ID# 142701), and for the comment below around being like soap, I suspect that person was supplied with incorrectly labeled samples, because the citrus flowers are definitely present on the 2008.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Raisins, delicate grapes, maybe a fig bar, a ginger or dry oak, develops with a little bit of yeasty-ness, and then it just gets really juicy - reminds me of the Tohoku Grape gummies in japan which are just bursting with juicy flavor. some licorice and more raisins and grape juice with water
    • Taste
      85 85
      Some mint, chalk and dried sticky red fruits
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very rounded, on the same flavor profile, long lasting and subtle. I need to taste it again but really staying and rounded, shows the age and integration of the sherry.

  5. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Zoltavar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      73 73

  8. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, fruity and sweet whisky, very smooth mouthfeel, really an enjoyable one.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fruity, oily, buttery. Floral notes as well. Coconut for sure, sweet, candy-like. Peach, honey.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very little tingling, very smooth. Floral, sweet, vanilla, honey, still a hint of coconut. Later on some peach as well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Very smooth yet full, a lot of peach now, still some floral notes, pretty long, some honey. Later on more wood.

  10. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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