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Overall rating
91.50/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
21.04.1989
Bottled
19.02.2019
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
238
Number of bottles
253
Strength
44.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2019 4:25 pm by holborndrinker
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 329,95

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105 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 1989 SV

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.50 points

  1. Glenjasper scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Wow. I now go with 96 points forward. Of the young old whiskys, this is by far the best I've tasted.

    A comparison to the 26-year-old 1992 Longmorn is allowed, but here the fruit is even more balanced and the alcohol even better integrated.

    Would never come in the blind tasting on a Glenturret. At first, I thought Signatory accidentally swapped the labels.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Fruit, fruit, fruit.
      Sweet tropical fruits of peach, apricots, oranges, kiwis, but also green fruits announce their claim. No alcohol in the nose. Light vanilla note. I know a lot of fruit brandies with less flavors.
    • Taste
      97 97
      The sweet fresh fruits come through here, too. Mirabelle, peach, apricot, pear, tangerine, sugared grapefruit, kiwi, apple notes. A very light wood note comes through, but does not bother and reminds of the barrel taste of French or Italian red wines and combines with a lavender honey note. Maybe some banana with honey, as you love with the Chinese. Walnut and speculoos fight against the fruits.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Now you have to first process all the impressions of the violent fruit. Have tried four times the Glenturret. Each time different fruit notes come out. Most are yellow fruits such as citrus, mirabelle, apricots, but also Williams Christ, Braeburn. A little honey and vanilla. Then spice notes come through. Maybe ginger, mild pepper and fresh red pepper. Afterwards gingerbread with almonds.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Refreshing start but quite some bitterness in the end - overall really not bad but no more than 90 points
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh, intense, fruity, green fruits, plenty of pears, green apples, whiffs of honey, little vanilla, dry hay - really good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very oily, creamy, mellow, sirupy, subtle sweetness, fruity, more of fresh green and yellow fruits, mostly apples and pears, more vanilla notes - very good
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, zesty, grapefruits, clear bitter note in the end

  3. DannyDram scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    I tasted cask 234 & cask 238 side by side. They are both approx at the same level. The nose of cask 234 is little bit more precise, the fruits are more distinguish. But in contrast I recognized a slightly longer finish and more aromas in the finish of cask 238. With considering the price I prefer the cask 234.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A masterpiece. The best bourbon
    Fassreifung, which I have ever tasted.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Bright fruit mix, candies with melon, Hubba Bubba apple, marzipan with lemon zest, pear, kiwi, papaya, subtle cask notes and a sweet flowery.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Creamy texture, soft mouthfeel, the alcohol is perfectly integrated, incredible variety of flavors and complexity, a lightly pressed fruit basket, water and honeydew melon, ripe pears, green apples, tropical fruits, oak bitterness and mineral notes.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, green and yellow fruit blend that fills the mouth. Oak and spice emphasize and compliment.

  5. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    So, here is the sister barrel of the excellent Glenturret # 234.
    Mmhhh what can I say .... that's just damn good.
    In the direct comparison, a little more seasoning by Fass, yet balanced and something of tasty.
    The fruits are extremely thick, so I find it difficult to really capture all the flavors. Those were already hammer barrels what Signatory has gotten there.
    I hope there is still a lot to follow!

  6. Andy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In comparison to the Cask 234, the 238 has more structure, body and complexity
    • Nose
      88 88
      tropical fruits with notes of orange and spices (cinnamon and cardamom), fully ripe peaches, mead, maple syrup
    • Taste
      89 89
      The tropical fruit concentrate is confirmed in the mouth, papaya juice, mirabelle plum schnapps matured in a wooden barrel - subtle woody influences - very round, the alcohol is beautifully integrated into the fruit
    • Finish
      88 88
      fruity and medium long

  8. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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