BenRiach 1989

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 297.79

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41 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1989

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.29 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. 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).

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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

  6. Sonett scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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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