Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Brandy Casket
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Oct 2013 12:10 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.20

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1989 Wy

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

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Been quite some time since I've had some Glen Garioch so let's see what this one is about.

    Nose comes across both fruity and smoky as well as being reminiscent of some cognac I've had recently.

    Palate offers more of the same with soft fruits leading the way before a saltiness arrives just prior to the finish.

    Finishes with the salt giving way to smoke and those soft and soon to be harvested orchard fruits. Very nice example to add to the 1990-1995 range I have tasted.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This Glen Garioch has
    a lot to offer: both fruit and peat. Hence it holds the middle between modern
    and old Glen Garioch. I think it is great.
    • Nose
      Yep, the name is
      aptly chosen. When I smell this, I am indeed reminded of cognac. Loads of
      apples, but also some peach and gooseberries. Add some green herbs, some
      vanilla, some green tea, a leaf of tobacco and some nutmeg and the picture is
      complete. Or almost. I could swear I get a hint of peat in the background.
      Might be right as Glen Garioch only stopped using peated barley in 1994.
      Surprisingly complex nose, but fresh and cheerful, if you know what I mean.
    • Taste
      It has a clean body,
      is very clean and… yes, I can clearly taste the peat now. Very fruit from the
      get go as well. Nuts, peach, apples, but with a salty edge. Nicely peppery. I
      do get some wood, but it is far from oaky. Again some tobacco and something
      minty (although very discreet, I may have imagined it).
    • Finish
      The finish is
      somewhat long, but slowly turns somewhat bitter and dry. At the death, it is a
      battle between sweet and salt.

  3. barryfox915 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Old gold
    Nose: Richly floral, smooth, oaky, spicy, slightly smoky and
    on redcurrant. With time, it becomes more aromatic, slightly waxy and
    Taste: Intense, oaky, juicy, slightly spicy and peaty, aromatic,
    waxy and with a nice complexity and balance. The finish is medium to long, waxy,
    spicy, slightly smoky and mineral, with a nice light and sweet fruity notes, a
    touch of fudge, some melon, honey and aromatic flavours.
    Impression: A rather
    waxy, rich, complex and satisfying Glen Garioch. Very pleasant.




  4. boborban scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Glen Garioch 1989/2013 'Brandy Casket' (46%, Wemyss Malts, hogshead, 322 bottles) This baby from the new series. A 1989 should be of the 'floral' style. Colour: light gold. Nose: I was wrong, it's rather an earthy and fruity one, showing good depth and indeed, obvious notes of peaches like some 'uncommercial' cognacs have. There's a little paraffin too, some hay, some tobacco and lastly, 'a new opened box of black tea'. Mouth: some peat coming through, bitter herbs, touches of salt, more tobacco, pepper, cough mixture and, maybe one or two glazed chestnuts. I love glazed chestnuts, they were very popular around Christmas time when I was a kid but sadly, it seems that they've gone out of fashion, at least in this country. Maybe also touches of juniper in this Glen Garioch. Finish: quite long, bitter, rather dry. Some green spices. A saltiness in the aftertaste. Comments: I think we're pretty much midway between the distillery's earlier smoky/spicy style and an easier, fruitier style. Rather firm, in fact. SGP:462 - 87 points.

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Clean thin vibrant spirit, nutty and chocolatey, zereshk [Berberis] berries, nut husks, nutmeg, vanilla, bourbon edge, pepper, chilli - very fresh and succinct. Later - chocolate walnut whip dominates with a fresh gooseberry and chocolate orange undertone. Theres a definite brandy liqueur nose, not a malty one and a herbal note too, tarragon and rosehip. A whiff of charred wood as i take a sip.
    T: such an acute spicy white pepper hit, splendid. A light, sweet, delicate, clean body, then wood, then a salty herbal note, then cinnamon…
    F: …quickly becoming woody, with coffee, a dark cocoa, nutty again, creamy/buttery coffee cocoa, the finish overlapping itself. Wood spice throughout with gooseberries or fresh lime undertones.
    C: what a splendid dram, loving this. It's not massively complex but it's a high quality, clean and evolving presentation.

    Scores a B


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