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Overall rating
88.60/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB184042
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Asta Morris (AM)
Bottling serie
Heritage
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Ex Bourbon
Casknumber
AM 153
Number of bottles
144
Strength
40.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5425038631289
Added on
21 May 2021 9:52 pm by markjedi1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 234.67

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20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Speyside Distillery 1989 AM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.60 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Heritage

    Asta Morris has finally released a new whisky, the first in 2021. It’s a belter! No less than 31 years of age and in new livery to boot. This Heritage is a Speyside malt from an undisclosed distillery. It can be found somewhat halfway between the Mackessack Park and the Rothes Golf Club. You do the math.

    Despite the high age it is very fresh and lively on the nose with lots of banana, lemongrass, chamomile, Haribo bears and mint. Hint of mokatine. A tad floral and candy-like and very approachable. The oak, despite the fact having been host to the malt for over three decades, remains in the back and allows the distillate to shine.

    Oh, this tastes very good indeed. Sweet fruit like banana and juicy peach with a bitterness as if from grapefruit. Soft vanilla and a whiff of pepper. Mint gives it a fresh lift and makes it somewhat playful. But totally devoid of wood, truly. Round, creamy, sweet, soft, approachable and simply delicious. A typical spring whisky, but top shelf to be sure. Note the subtle nuances, it has a lot to offer.

    The medium long finish makes me long for another glass.

    Bert strikes again, as usual. At first glance a very decent malt, but given the proper attention you’ll find it to be a veritable gem. Rothes heritage, if you know what I mean. Around 230 EUR.

  2. Derufus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. KCLO scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

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