Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
24 years old
Refill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 aug 2014 2:02 pm by duerer79
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137.32

7 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ballindalloch 1989 MBl

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.86 points.

  1. whiskygraphie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Simple and straightforward: 89 points for me throughout. A whisky that fits into my current loot scheme and somehow still transports a few impressions from an old whisky era, even if we were already in whisky hype mode in 2014. The drinking strength of 45% is completely sufficient for the all-round successful whisky experience.
    • Nose
      A very typical sherry scent of berries that comes straight out of the glass. However, it's not just the red forest berries that I would have expected. Rather, it is gooseberries, figs and fruits such as sour cherries and mandarins that I notice. A spicy note of clove is noticeable underneath. An oak wood aroma can also be heard, albeit very subtle and far away from a fresh oak load. Overall, I like it very much and there is something very traditional about it that I rarely have in my glass these days.
    • Taste
      The good drinking strength of 45% is currently perfect for me, it does not always have to be the brutal barrel strength above 60%. This is very clear with this whisky, very straightforward at the start, but also full-bodied and round. A higher alcohol content does not have to be here at all, it fits! In addition to the fruits, I discover dark chocolate and walnuts. As in the nose, the wood is discreetly held back. Overall, if I were to say that it wasn't that complex, that would sound negative, so I would like to call it uncomplicated. With it I like to sit around the campfire on a mild autumn evening and sip one glass after the other.
    • Finish
      The finish is also uncomplicated, but more than medium-long. Here, the wood notes are still most evident in the aftertaste, but the dark chocolate still lingers on the palate and throat.

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  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      pear, peaches, flowers, vanilla, quite good and delicate and well balanced.
    • Taste
      84 84
      easy enjoyable, sweet with almonds.
    • Finish
      83 83
      in line with taste and fruity, but a bit on the short side

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F22 F21

  7. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose: lots of vanilla, pears, gooseberries, nectarine and rapeseed. Geraniums.

    Mouth: wonderfully round, full, charming. Straight, tasty, uncomplicated - a tasty-tasting to wegsüffeln. Mirabelle and apricot. Medium density.

    Finish : yellowish fruit, hint of spices, rather short, round.

    Conclusion: complex is different, rather simple knit, but what he has is good. Clean and enormously tasty.

  10. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by the Bottler:

    Nose: Hints of pears with some cherry and vanilla.

    Palate: Very smooth with some butterscotch toffee, toffee apple, walnuts and sugared almonds.

    Finish: Spiced cloves, honey, chocolate and some subtle sherry.


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