Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Delishably delectable
Stated Age
31 years old
1st Fill Ex-Spanish Oak Oloroso Butt Finish
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 may 2021 3:21 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 558.67

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1989 SMWS 12.54

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.30 points.

  1. maltandgrains scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sweet nose, plenty of dried fruits. This carries out through the taste as well, added dark chocolate, some caramel. Long finish, slightly spicy - raisins.

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  3. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: Beautiful rich and dark aromas right from the word go; hazelnut and oregano pasta, poached prunes with rum baba and roasted cocoa nibs. On the palate very thin slices of Spanish Jamon Serrano carved off the bone with a glass of Amontillado VORS sherry – we were in nutty umami heaven! With the addition of water, we were served a ginger crème brûlée with Cointreau-flambe oranges on the nose while to taste we were eating the main course, this time in Japan, with Teppanyaki wagyu beef. After twenty-nine years in a refill American oak oloroso butt, we transferred this whisky into a first Spanish oak oloroso butt.


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