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Macallan 1989 SMWS 24.139

Overall rating
89.82/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB142450
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Beauty beyond skin deep
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
24.139
Number of bottles
559
Strength
46.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
11 Nov 2019 10:15 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1896.30

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19 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1989 SMWS 24.139

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.82 points

  1. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: It quivers in golden, glistening stillness to begin. But it climbs up the glass. Slow and sure. Breakfast is served! Maple bacon, pancake batter, cranberry gravy, chocolate chip cookie dough in mid-bake. Some musty oranges, tempered by uber-ripe cantaloupe melon. We’re a long way from the days of old for this distillery, but we’re also closer to its true, stodgy, thick and loveable heart. Water gives us golden sultanas, fruit load, seed breads and toasty, buttery, comforting warmth. A glow of golden syrup comes drizzling from on high. In the mouth it rolls in like a wave of sweetened squirty cream. Syrups, dark fruit extracts, brown sugar caramelising in a pan with butter. Warm brioche, croissants freshly liberated from a hot oven, hazelnut chocolate spread, earthy, subtle wood spices and little teaspoons of treacle. Water lifts up the earth, the forest freshness, the dusty rafters and the tobacco pouches. It’s all rather emotional in the end. What was, what is and what’s been lost...

  2. SDP_BILL scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    In the long-term aging, re-injection of Shirley barrel brings the mellow and fruity aroma to the wine body. This is a wine that can bring you infinite reveries-at this moment, the stars are hanging and shining.

  3. whioli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Issue price in 12/2019 was £ 1350

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