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Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
103
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Whiskybase.com (WB)
Bottling serie
50.000 bottles on the wall
Vintage
06.1989
Bottled
03.2014
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
12452
Number of bottles
207
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Apr 2014 11:05 am by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160,00

15 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

187 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Burnside 1989 WB

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 points

  1. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pretty sharp in the nose initially, with some ammonia. Then softer: Peach, orange, vanilla, honey, apple, caramel and coconut cookie. With water more lemon and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Peach, orange, honey, vanilla, caramel, apple, oak, pepper and smoke.
    • Finish
      Peach, honey, caramel and smoke.

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    dramtastic pick by the Whiskybase crew!

    tasted with Aby
    • Nose
      honey, apple, pear, melon, spices, vanilla, some glue, nice oak and even some bourbon
    • Taste
      exotic fruits, bowl fruits and banana candy (foam)
    • Finish
      very full with vanilla and herbs

  5. waal scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    #WagnerAlexTastingNotes No. 676 Burnside, 24yo, 06 / 1989-03 / 2014, Cask 12452, 51.7% ABV - WID 50000 https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/.../50000/burnside-1989-wb facts: Type: Blended Malt Origin: Scotland (Speyside) Distilleries: Balvenie, Glenfiddich ("Tea-Spoon") Bottler: whiskey base Bottles: 207 Trivia: The 50,000 bottle which was collected in the whiskey base. "Burnside" - There is no connection with the same distillery from Campbeltown, which was closed in 1924. Rather, it is very, very likely to be a Tea-Spooned Whiskey by Balvenie and Glenfiddich. For the following notes, the blended malt was diluted to about 47% ABV. First impression / Color / consistency: Sweet flavors come out of the glass while pouring. The blended malt lies in ocher colors in the glass and runs down the glass wall in narrow passages at average speed. Aroma / Nose feeling: Sweet, mineral notes and a slightly stinging nose feel despite the relative drinking strength. Maltiness dominates the flavor spectrum. Vanilla adds to it flattering. The 24 years in the barrel can not be concealed - the wood comes to light in the background. Suddenly "Anis" screams at me. Crap - I do not like anise. Wow, the blended malt is complex. Popcorn and nougat join. The orange tea gives me the rest. I have not had such a nose in a long time. The slightly pungent alcohol has now disappeared. It's time to try the scotch. Aroma from the empty glass the next morning: Scarf, slightly mineral and minimal sweet. Taste / mouthfeel: Relatively strong start with crazy grassy taste. The mouthfeel is watery. The second sip reveals numerous flavors. Again, the barrel is to taste clearly. Slight bitterness and a moderately astringent feel are the nod to the famous fence post. While the nose is still convinced the taste lags far behind. If I did not know better, I would assume a high Grain share. It's the bitterness, which is often contained in whiskey with high grain content, which makes me so startled here. I lack substance and quality here. I try to wrest something positive from the taste of the blended malt, but I do not succeed. I do not taste apples, pears, apricots or peaches here. The slight sweetness is actually the only thing I can say positive at the moment. Finish / aftertaste / Length: Bitterness comes to the fore here as well. Short and watery, the Burnside says goodbye. It is actually not much over here and the short finish makes it not easy for me to determine flavors. Overall impression / comment: The nose saves the blended malt over the rounds and brings him over 80 points. If I only consider the taste, I would even award less than 80 points. All in all a blended malt that did not convince me. Since I had much better Blended Malts (and Grains) in the glass (Burnside WID 93738 I really liked very much). Nevertheless, my notes read harder than they really are. In the glass I had an average bourbon barrel aged whiskey, which certainly has its justification. I would not buy, though. After a countercheck with the reviews and the notes in the whiskey base, I'm a bit surprised. My rating is cut off the worst for this whiskey and also in various notes called bright fruits, etc. were basically not available to me. Maybe I was a bit too hasty with the dilution to 47% ABV. Who knows? Points: 82/100 #Burnside #BlendedMalt #Scotch #Scotland #Speyside #TeaSpoon #Balvenie #Glenfiddich #Whisky #EnjoyLife #Enjoyment #Scotch #DrinkResponsibly

  6. waal scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    For the following notes, the blended malt was diluted to about 47% ABV.
    First impression / Color / consistency: Sweet flavors come out of the glass while pouring. The blended malt lies in ocher colors in the glass and runs down the glass wall in narrow passages at average speed. Aroma / Nose feeling: Sweet, mineral notes and a slightly stinging nose feel despite the relative drinking strength. Maltiness dominates the flavor spectrum. Vanilla adds to it flattering. The 24 years in the barrel can not be concealed - the wood comes to light in the background. Suddenly "Anis" screams at me. Crap - I do not like anise. Wow, the blended malt is complex. Popcorn and nougat join. The orange tea gives me the rest. I have not had such a nose in a long time. The slightly pungent alcohol has now disappeared. It's time to try the scotch. Aroma from the empty glass the next morning: Scarf, slightly mineral and minimal sweet. Taste / mouthfeel: Relatively strong start with crazy grassy taste. The mouthfeel is watery. The second sip reveals numerous flavors. Again, the barrel is to taste clearly. Slight bitterness and a moderately astringent feel are the nod to the famous fence post. While the nose is still convinced the taste lags far behind. If I did not know better, I would assume a high Grain share. It's the bitterness, which is often contained in whiskey with high grain content, which makes me so startled here. I lack substance and quality here. I try to wrest something positive from the taste of the blended malt, but I do not succeed. I do not taste apples, pears, apricots or peaches here. The slight sweetness is actually the only thing I can say positive at the moment. Finish / aftertaste / Length: Bitterness comes to the fore here as well. Short and watery, the Burnside says goodbye. It is actually not much over here and the short finish makes it not easy for me to determine flavors. Overall impression / comment: The nose saves the blended malt over the rounds and brings him over 80 points. If I only consider the taste, I would even award less than 80 points. All in all a blended malt that did not convince me. Since I had much better Blended Malts (and Grains) in the glass (Burnside WID 93738 I really liked very much). Nevertheless, my notes read harder than they really are. In the glass I had an average bourbon barrel aged whiskey, which certainly has its justification. I would not buy, though. After a countercheck with the reviews and the notes in the whiskey base, I'm a bit surprised. My rating is cut off the worst for this whiskey and also in various notes called bright fruits, etc. were basically not available to me. Maybe I was a bit too hasty with the dilution to 47% ABV. Who knows? Points: 82/100

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good choice from Whiskybase. 
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity. But also a little bit sharp at the start. All kinds of fruit: apples,pears, melon, and oranges.Vanilla,lemon. Oaky notes.
    • Taste
      Lovely.Exotic fruit basket. Complex. But also herby notes present.Very full and warm. Some smoke at the end.
    • Finish
      Lovely long and warm. Complex again. All the sweetness comes together.

  8. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Liked the creamy texture and the spicy and grassy touch.
    Nice fruity whisky.
    • Nose
      Pear, apple. I had Whiff of tarte tatin but it quickly vanished. Vanilla. Honey. Mint.
    • Taste
      Fruity, syrupy, spicy, creamy. Honey. A bit grassy.
    • Finish
      Medium, fruity and spicy.

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Pear, apricots and vanilla. Very clean nose, this one might open up with some water. With water: Indeed this opens up very nicely. More grassy like hay are to be found. Besides the fruity notes.

    Taste:
    A bit of a burn from the alcohol. After that, there is much sweetness, like icing sugar, pineapple, apple and pears.
    With water: It cooled down much, and it makes the sweetness and fruity notes more prominent. Also a bit of a bitter hint pops up, but nothing disrupting.

    Body:
    Full and silky

    Finish:
    Rather long. A bit dry, a tad bitter. But there is also a lot of fruity flavour in here.

    Price:
    I got mine for €100,- on an auction, which is a fair deal.

    Presentation:
    If you like it really sober, this is it. But next time they should consider using half of the label, which saves cost.....
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ruben (Whiskynotes) wrote:
    Burnside 24 yo 1989 (51,7%, Whiskybase 2014, barrel #12452, 207 btl.)Nose: fruity with lots of beehive notes. Apples, kiwi juice,
    mirabelles. Floral honey and beeswax. Hints of marshmallows. A hint of
    fresh, minty oak as well. Fairly simple but I love this beehive profile.
    Mouth: again fruity and sweet. Pears on syrup, apricots and honey.
    Almonds. Hints of sugared Greek yoghurt. After that, it becomes quite
    oaky and bourbonny – in a fresh way but not without tannins. Some grassy
    notes and ginger. A few fragrant, flowery touches as well. Finish:
    medium long, with the fruity sweetness alongside oaky notes and a hint
    of vanilla.
    A very enjoyable springtime whisky, full of fruits and waxy notes. It
    feels slightly younger than it is, if not for the noticeable oaky
    touches.

    Score: 88/100

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