- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask Bottling - Batch 8
- Stated Age
- 22 years old
- Virgin Oak Finish
- Number of bottles
- 50.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Sep 2011 8:58 am
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1989
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.15 points
- 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).
- decent nothing more
Caramel, burnt brown sugar, blood orange, sherry and plum
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
approaching medium with some bitterness on the tail
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.
Caramel, white pepper, cappucino and mint to start off, pretty dry. Water shakes off the dryness: Melon, vanilla, yellow raisin, white grape and coconut.
Vanilla, galia melon, cappuccino, caramel, mint, white grape and white chocolate.
- This is top shelf stuff. Hard to find, though. Around 100 EUR.
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.
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.
The finish is rather short and drying, but does leave you with a big smile on your face.