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BenRiach 1989

Overall rating
87.15/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 8
Vintage
1989
Bottled
07.2011
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Virgin Oak Finish
Casknumber
5620
Number of bottles
240
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088793329
Added on
14 Sep 2011 8:58 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 236,44

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35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1989

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.15 points

  1. vredensever scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is thick, sweet: pastry (baked with apple jam, caramel, marmalade, marzipan, candy, cherry jam, dried bananas), honey, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, bark. Sweet taste : pastry with jam and cinnamon, biscuits, compote of berries, chocolate, light grassy bitterness, slightly astringent oak. The aftertaste is sweet with bitterness: oak, spices, jam, honey. Long. Conclusion . Sweet, confectionary whisky. It is not without charm and pressure. Very pleasant, tasty. Rating 90 (n23t23f22b22).

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    decent nothing more
    • Nose
      Caramel, burnt brown sugar, blood orange, sherry and plum
    • Taste
      Its a little thin on the palate at first with an orange and caramel burst mixed in with plum, biscuit and then some red wine notes
    • Finish
      approaching medium with some bitterness on the tail

  4. Sonett scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lime, coconut, almond, apple, plum, banana, vanilla and mint. I get slight Japanese associations with the nose due to its slightly touch that keeps sticking around a bit too long. With water and some patience that note finalle leaves and makes room for peach, pear and honey.
    • Taste
      Caramel, white pepper, cappucino and mint to start off, pretty dry. Water shakes off the dryness: Melon, vanilla, yellow raisin, white grape and coconut.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, galia melon, cappuccino, caramel, mint, white grape and white chocolate.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is top shelf stuff. Hard to find, though. Around 100 EUR.
    • Nose
      Ouch, one needs to approach this nose with respect. The first whiff was pretty alcoholic. But then I get the warming tones of vanilla, banana, baked apples on cinnamon, mild spices and a handful of roasted nuts. Marzipan. So it is almonds that I am smelling. Some wild flowers, caramel, honey and heather. Complex and wonderful. But do yourself a favor and leave it to breath for 15 minutes. You can thank me later. A deep and rich coffee licqueur are yours to cherish.
    • Taste
      The attack is warming and pretty spicy. White pepper, ginger and cinnamon. But immediately a wonderful fruitiness, almost tropical, explodes in your mouth. Melon, mango and banana in the lead. A bit creamy with a perfect balance. I do not even think about adding water to this one.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short and drying, but does leave you with a big smile on your face.

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