Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Mission Gold - Limited Release
Stated Age
31 years old
1st Fill PX & Oloroso Finish
2008137 + 18129
Number of bottles
47.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Apr 2021 9:55 pm by Fat Bastard!

Average value

£ 258.17

32 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Fiddichside 1989 MM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.09 points

  1. Whiskybased scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Amazing 31-year-old Glenfiddich, teaspooned with a drop of Balvenie. For the price especially, hard to beat. Very rare to find an 'affordable' 30 + years old Glenfiddich, let alone one that has seen a finish in PX and Oloroso barrels, terrific combination. Much recommended, thanks Drambo!

    Release price 275 Euro, 2021
    • Nose
      Fruity, delicate, sweet on the nose
    • Taste
      Fills the entire mouth, crispy fresh, orange summer fruits again, perfect ABV. The sherry finish is working here!
    • Finish
      Medium long, very pleasant and fresh, here you can tell the age of 30+ years. Overall excellent.

  2. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The Glenfiddich is fine, fruity with a pleasant spice and a long finish. Round, sweet and just delicious.
    I gave myself an extra point in memory of Joe Brandi and the Glenfiddich Inn. It was the best place, the best bar with the best host in Scotland. It is a shame that you are no longer with us and thank the bottler for filling him with a good bottle in his honor.

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    shop info:

    "The Fiddichside is a blended malt from the kegs of the independent bottler Murray McDavid. The Fiddichside Inn is a well-known whiskey bar in Speyside that was run by Joe Brandie. After Joe passed away in 2017, Murray McDavid decided to dedicate a bottling to him.

    The 31-year-old malt matured in two types of sherry casks: six months in a PX sherry cask and two years in an Oloroso sherry cask. "

  5. whiskytornado scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. robbert88 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What a beautiful whiskey this! Delicious sweetness and yet very refined.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blended/Vatted Malts, 13 tasted, H2H, for what it is worth the 1979 Berry's although listed as a blend on the label, I am not alone in thinking it is actually really a vatted malt.

    Blended Malt 1979 39 year 53.3% cask 4 Berry Brothers (for RMW) WB ID 116204 – 91/92/92
    The Fiddichside 1981 31 year 47.5% Murray Mcdavid WB ID 181799 – 87/88/90
    Johnnie Walker Green Label 2016 40% WB ID 162279 – 87/88/87
    Highland Fusilier 15 year All Malt 40% square bottle G&M WB ID 35030 – 86/87/88
    Creations 25 year Cadenhead Triple Malt (Islay)46% WB ID 200899 – 86/87/88
    Johnnie Walker Odyssey Rare Triple Malt 40% 2013 WB ID 69245 – 88/87/85
    Epitome Maltbarn 1993 24 year 53.1% sherry cask WB ID 118603 – 86/86/88
    Hazelwood 20 year 40% Centennial Reserve Kininvie WB ID 155967 – 85/88/86
    Hedges & Butler Royal Malt 40% Vatted Highland Malt WB ID 90122 – 86/87/86
    The exceptional Malt 43% 2016 Sutcliffe & Sons WB ID 85824 – 86/87/86
    Scallywag 13 year 46% 2017 sherry cask Douglas Laing WB ID 95803 – 85/86/86
    The Story of the Spaniard 43% 2018 Compass Box WB ID 116617 – 85/84/85
    Collectivium 28 year 57.3% Special Release WB ID 99744 – 85/83/83

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Quite a light, zesty nose, hints of lemon,pastry and stroop waffle.
    The palate is a little creamy with a big blast of spice and some peat but not very sweet.
    Fruit wise it is stewed plum & gooseberry and there is some sweeter fruit trying to get out but the spice checks it.
    Balance is good.
    The finish is where this picks up a few points, long, warming, fades slowly on stewed fruit & cream.

    It would have got 90 points if the palate was sweeter
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. erikz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Amazing fruit bomb with a lot of spicy notes as well. It all starts on the nose and gets carried further on the palate. Heaps of yellow fruits, honey, caramel, vanilla and chinese five spices. The PX and Oloroso finish does this one a lot of good, but the influence of the bourbon casks this matured in shines through. No overly active casks used. Finish is long, warm, oily, fruity and spicy. Lasts for a long time.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase was founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2022

Forgot your password?