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Overall rating
84.67/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB28078
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Single Malts Direct (SMD)
Bottling serie
Whiskies of Scotland
Vintage
1989
Strength
47.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
17 Dec 2011 5:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 76.00

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1989 SMD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The taste is better that the nose.
    • Nose
       Flowers, hay, heather.
    • Taste
      Malty, dry at first, then a range of sweetness and spicy notes. Difficult to subscribe.
    • Finish
      Medium , bourbon oak.

  2. Volanne scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

     If you're on sexy and spectacular whiskies, you'd better go your way. I will do so, but others may find something quite enchanting in the austerity of this malt.

    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Quite soft and herbal at first. Candied angelica. Not really my cup of tea, but flawless. The alcohol becomes more apparent then (51% ?).
    • Taste
      In line with the nose, with more oomph.
    • Finish
      Long and rather astringent, but not in such an unpleasant way. And quite salty. Some coastal roots?

  3. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The smell is in my opinion better than the taste. (My review after a blind tasting).
    • Nose
      A lovely sweet nose (vanilla combined with fruit), barley and green fruit.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour follow each other well, but also some bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium.

  4. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in blind under the WDTS
    • Nose
      as if I felt an empty glass of grenadine syrup. Spices (coriander). Freshly cut grass. Wood and vanilla
    • Taste
      nice and oily. Many candied fruits. A little almond paste. A salty side.
    • Finish
      long and mineral

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