Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Warehouse Diamonds
Refill Sherry Butt
MoS 19005
Number of bottles
49.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2019 6:42 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1649.00

40 × in wishlist

70 × member ratings

95 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1989 MoS

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.45 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A really elegant and dainty malt. This filling impresses with its closely woven and rather delicate sherry flavors. From the fruitiness of the nose is almost nothing in the taste and in the aftertaste, dominate the intense herbal and nut notes. A great and varied filling, I like it very much!

    Whether the price for this old Macallan is justified, everyone has to decide for themselves. I think it's a shame that such bottlings are traded rather than speculative object and the least of it will be uncorked!

    24/23/23/24 (94P)
    • Nose
      Dark amber shines in the Premium Snifter, the streaks sticking to the glass wall dissolve a few oily drops which flow back into the glass relatively quickly. An elegant sherry aroma rises timidly, dried berries and grapes merge with velvety sour cherries, minimally show roasted hazelnuts. Sweet honey drips on blackberries and redcurrants, discreetly caramel and toffee come into their own. Hints of leather and dried tobacco leaves end in creamy milk chocolate, a hint of orange and peach creamy through the nose. The alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated, sweet and yet slightly dry my salivation is slowly stimulated. The longer I smell the wonderful nose, the more complex and interesting it becomes. Apricots, a touch of green apple, a little vanilla, syrup and sugar candy ... Wonderfully, I could smell forever on this elegant and solid nose.
    • Taste
      Sweetness flashes, powerfully the first sip pours over the tongue. Raisins and dark chocolate merge with caramelized sugar, spicy wood tones add a touch of wet leather, meadow herbs and a hint of menthol finish fresh on the tongue. Slowly increases subtle sharpness and prickles pleasant on the tip of the tongue. The salivation is stimulated massively, a pinch of white pepper heats up the palate again plump warmth. Hazelnuts combine with walnuts and a few roasted almonds to create a wonderful mixture of nuts, minimally wet leaves and forest soil. Hints of leather show again, a few drops of espresso mingle with a few drops of herbal brandy. The mouthfeel is getting creamier and smoother, the nut aroma intensifies from second to second. After the second sip, surprisingly, hardly any fruit flavors or only dark fruit flavors are perceptible. At the moment, it is dominated by spicy wood tones, freshness of menthol, herbs, lukewarm espresso, rasp of dark chocolate and this incredibly intensive nut mixture. Old and solid blends taste and aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Creamy and oily are dark wood tones on the tongue. Menthol freshness pulls through the palate, hazelnuts and walnuts stick dominant on the palate. Again, meadow herbs or a herbal mixture show, the salivation is stimulated in the wake again. With raisins and hazelnuts, the aftertaste begins to fade away, again herbs are swimming in the saliva under the tongue, leather and tobacco show minimal. Dark hazelnuts stick an oily on the palate ...

  2. malthead-1984 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A lot of time and warmth is good for him. It has the classic old flavors and looks like older Macs or 70s Malts. A mixture of honey, very delicate, beautiful wood spice, dignified age and then leather with sherry flavors
    • Taste
      only slightly and then it spreads inexorably in the mouth, the longer it is in the mouth the better it becomes, great nutty, dark fruit and honey aromas carried by a wood note completely free of bitter substances
    • Finish
      The finish is the real highlight, incredibly long and leathery, great wood flavor and butter-soft oilyness. Very good malt without being so loaded with sherry!

  3. Fudschafudscha did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    bottle 154 sold empty at eBay

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    With such a bottling you never know until you have tasted ... so only help yourself to make a picture!

    Nice sherry on the nose, very strong with slightly sweetish herbs. Very nice nose! In the mouth still very strong, slightly sweeter than in the nose and again herbs. Bizzelt strong but pleasant in the mouth. Very long finish.

    In sum, a really good whisky, but 600 € issue price are not for everyone ... tastefully, however, to be recommended from my side!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    After a 2nd Tasting its much better than i imagine, so i change to 95 Points. Nearly perfect

  6. Whisky-Raritäten did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Macallan is a dream! Very noble, ripe and round. Very soft and pleasant in the mouth, simply delicious, elegant and extremely complex.

    Conclusion: A wonderful Macallan - he convinces with his elegance, his harmony and his gentleness!

    Too bad we only got two bottles and a sample!

  7. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wow! a true palate flatterer. Very noble, oily, ripe and round. Nothing stands out, but has enough character to be remembered.
    • Nose
      first a little closed, dry. After a short time then intense honey, maple syrup, vanilla pudding. Does not sound so exciting, but is extremely balanced and "noble", with milk chocolate, a touch of leather and a bit later blackberry syrup. Very fine, filigree nose.
    • Taste
      wow, massive oily, intense dark honey here too, delicious oak, but not bitter, even here dark forest fruit. Not highly complex but wonderfully round and velvety.
    • Finish
      very long, chocolate that you slowly melt in your mouth, finally some coffee crema.

  8. prz22 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic, really memorable Macallan .
    • Nose
      92 92
      Opens with time, lots of fruits, some salt, sort of minerality, tobacco
    • Taste
      94 94
      Great complexity, macallan sweet fruity tobacco, sophisticated sourness , great balance!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, well balanced: dark chocolate, fruits, tobacco, coffee, wood.
      Very good!!

  9. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Vanilla, dried fruits, nuts, malty sweet.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Dry fruits, nuts, sweet
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long and pleasant


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