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Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
130
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
1989
Bottled
23.01.2014
Calculated age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
2040
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 23 01 14
Barcode
5018066140030
Bottled for
30 Years of Glenfarclas & Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft
Added on
25 Apr 2014 5:12 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 372.61

28 × in wishlist

130 × member ratings

238 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1989

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

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A really great and mature malt. Fine tart and sweet sherry aroma alternate, spicy wood tones and creamy caramel complete the harmonious impression. Fruity sweetness, subtle tart wood notes and a pleasant basic acuity leave this malt long in memory. I like it very much!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Bright amber shimmers in the glass as long and oily drops dissolve from the streaks adhering to the glass wall. Roasted aromas and dark orange aroma mix at the beginning with creamy peaches and velvety apricots. Hazelnuts and creamy caramel infuse the fruity base note, toffee and a hint of sulfur are added. After some time, the nose and clear cherry notes come to light, dried berries and milk chocolate show up. The nose is sweeter and creamier, the Vollmichschokolade dominated with the creamy caramel on the fruity elements. Spicy wood tones play with the nutty roasted aromas, forest honey and a few drops of resin exude their pleasant aroma.
    • Taste
      Relatively clear and thin, the first sip flows through the palate, slight sharpness envelops the tongue at the same moment. Dark oranges and sour cherries follow the pleasant sharpness and mix with spicy wood elements, black pepper burns discreetly on the tongue again. Roasted aromas and dried berries spread in the mouth creamy, tart wood tones and slowly rising walnut flavor give the malt a tart character. Sweet fruits flash over and over again through the tart note, dark caramel mixes with roasted hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      Creamy and fine-bodied the reverberation starts. The creamy caramel rests on the tongue with a dark blend of sweet and dried fruits. Wooden and peppery pungency flicker over and over and provide a strong note on the palate. The aftertaste exudes its wonderful and creamy aroma for a long time.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose: round, voluminous, soft, buttery, sweet, ripe, intense sweet orange, orange oil, orange blossom - what a scent, bright cherries, rotten damp wood, sherry sweetness, apricots, chocolate, dry dates, walnuts, tart acidity, cinnamon , Vanilla, nice wood notes Taste: sweet fruity aromatic oranges, tart and sour grapefruit with peel but without bitterness, a spicy tingle on the tongue like grapefruit peel and tart tree juice - pleasant - exciting, pepper, then the oak makes itself more noticeable, slightly dry - chocolaty - slightly dusty - with a slight resin impact - a distant waxy note, full-bodied, aromatic, distant very slight hints of sulfur - long dry finish, tobacco, pepper, leather
    Conclusion: the nose is for me ahead, very delicious - you can endlessly verriechen, on the palate it is a bit tart, herbaceous, has more barrel than other Glenfarclas I know, rather in a tart, spicy way than bitter, I like, has pep
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Murxus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very satisfying sherry whisky. I could spend the whole evening to nose and taste of this dram. A few more percent of abv would be perfect for 90 points.

    PS (26.01.16): Water-play is essential to get control of the dominant wood.

    PPS (10.04.16): Now that I know it needs water and time, a perfect 90 pts. There might be better Glenfarclas, but I´d declare this one as my "standard"  of this distillery.

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING

    N: very closed and grainy at the beginning, so I leave it a little longer in the glass. After 10 minutes something more open, for me dominate malt and cereal notes. Slightly sour and smell of freshly mown grass. After some time I find nutty notes, some sour cherry but hardly any classical sherry notes
    G: medium bitterness, the oak is already noticeable. roasted cocoa beans. Slight Pfeffrigkeit at the tongue tip. Creamy. some sherry fruit. Very round and harmonious
    A: Herb, a lot of oak is dry on the tongue

    Conclusion: certainly a refill cask, could be a piglet, about 22 years, has kissed a lot of oak, 46% but I taste good

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2014]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 528 that I bought for 89 Euro in April, 2014.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no notes.

  10. Vince' scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: bright amber Nose: Orange, sour cherry, grapefruit, bitter almond and old wood rise in my nose for the time being. A tart woody and vinous fruity acidity makes me associate brewed black tea with orange peel. I also hear a profound gunpowder note, but fits well into the overall picture of flavors. Generally, the drop is more on the tart-woody side, you can tell him his age clearly. I also mean to discover some fresh green cut tobacco in the drop after a while. But not superficial. After some more time in the glass, herbs and a mint or menthol note join the fruit aroma. Overall, a very multi-faceted and complex nose, which one must, however, also like. Taste: pleasantly sweet and soft. The orange is present as in the nose. Barely tingling in the mouth. However, less fruity than it suggests in the nose. The sweetness continues to evolve and some acidity always flashes through. The transition from sweetness to herb-spicy or woody aromas is continuous and appears quite pleasant. Spicy, herbaceous, with a bitter orange peel, a very slightly bitter oak note and a hint of vanilla, the tongue is covered. I can not really find coffee flavors, but a grape seed extract that lingers on my tongue for a very long time. The finish is medium to long and the drop warms the esophagus pleasantly. Conclusion: delicious! I'm a bit biased, it's just my birth year. For the then sale price really a punch. At today's prices, I have to ponder again whether he could be eligible for me. But the drop is really good, but I like the nose a little better than the mouthfeel.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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