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Single Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Brandy Casket
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Oct 2013 12:53 am

Average value

€ 89,90

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1989 Wy

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.




  3. 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.

  4. jazzpianofingers 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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