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Overall rating
90.43/100
votes
42
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Le Gus't (LEG)
Bottling serie
Selection XXIV
Vintage
1989
Bottled
08.03.2020
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Fino Butt
Casknumber
1852
Number of bottles
285
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2020/03/03 08 20/02077
Added on
27 Mar 2020 4:46 pm by Francisque
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 169.00

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42 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside 1989 LEG

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.43 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Dirk scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Tried this multiple times now, at the first try it didn't convince me. Had to try it a few times before I could enjoy this dram.
    Not sure what it is but several of the Le Gus't bottling improve a lot with some additional air. Open a bottle pour a few drams and set the bottle aside for few months. The whisky improves a lot.

    High age and high ABV seem to be a weird combination.

    As for this Burnside? I stand with my score but that is the average score of several sessions. It is a good one but for me really depends on the moment.

  3. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Lots of power, honey, very rich obviously a lot of complexity with age. No woody too present.
    Especially a lot of fun, short to discover!

  4. dramidaris scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  5. Oris Yang scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    An old style fino sherry, very good.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. matfrl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Jnpons scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: pale gold, golden reflections.

    Nose: whoua!

    Fruit, white fruit, pear, an impression of harlequin candy, magnificent. It's fresh, it's very tasty, passion fruit.
    The nose reminds me of some Speyside 73.

    There is some nuts, a light touch of almond and nuts, and roasted malt.

    Palate: explosion of flavors! Very well done. Very complex, alcohol very present which gives a spicy side that was not especially on the nose. A touch of pepper.

    Finish: medium on fruit and almond.

    Comments: a perfectly integrated alcohol.
    A perfect nose, if we had to retain two flavors, it would be this superb pear wrapped in almond and harlequin candy.

  8. red71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Few comments on this bottle yet very (too?) Well rated. If the information that circulates is good, it is a teaspooned Balvenie.
    Tasted in sample.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is on wood, white pepper, dust and dehydrated fruits (apricot, currants). After aeration, the fruits gain in greediness with a candied / honeyed side
    • Taste
      84 84
      First soft and velvety (for a few seconds), it becomes progressively more aggressive. Ouch! Alcohol sends and is unbalanced. Some herbaceous notes bring freshness but are very quickly overshadowed by the spices then the sweetness (finally!) Of the honey. It's almost violent ... and unusual (the lack of integration of alcohol) for Le Gus't!
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is long. It becomes sweet after the attack on the second mouth.

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