Overall rating
86.50/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB57666
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Peaches and Cream
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
357
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 aug 2014 10:00 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 177.97

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18 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1989 Wy

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.50 points.

  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Many beautiful aromas and a well-developed malt, but not complex and not deep enough for the key data, a bit too trivial and one-sided to deal with this extensively. Nevertheless, a very tasty whisky - no more and no less, therefore a very tight 88 points.
    • Nose
      88 88
      At the beginning a lot of peach in the foreground, followed by overripe light fruit and vanilla/honey aromas. Over time, the oak comes to the fore, definitely not a bad note, but the oak doesn't fit 100% into this malt for me.

      A transfer from Blenders to Glencairn again shows its weakness, overall too unspectacular and one-sided.

      Because it tastes very good to me and still lies charmingly in the glass, that's enough for me for 88 points - for more points the complexity, that certain something and also the perfection is missing.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Glencairn
      87.5

      A bit too much oak again, followed by honey sweetness and then a (nice) bitterness again. The alcohol at the end was a bit too present for the 46% and the age.

      With a little water and time, the slightly alcoholic finish largely disappears, but it also loses volume and viscosity very noticeably as a result.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length but not very intense. Too alcoholic for the age.

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  3. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    SMELL and TASTE is a feast of flavors opened with sweet honey, peach, Hawaiian toast. Then rosemary and brown sugar, suckling pig, peach and chilli jam. Plum compote with cloves. Creamy finish, brandy snaps and dough rolls with sweet cream.

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Vanilla, exotic liquoreux fruits. Sweet and round, and a slight iodine after aeration. Palate: Very vanilla and round. Fruit liqueur. Finale: Vanilla bitterness and woody drought. Verdict: quite disgusting and heavy after 3 sips.

  5. Maltmaniac72 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The name fits!
    • Nose
      Yes, definitely peaches, but also garden fruits like pears :). Spring fresh, Morgenau in a meadow. Freshly felled wood, a walk through a forest in the morning. Creamy in the shell, then minty, honey and caramel, malt and subtly nutty. 44 points.
    • Taste
      Average viscosity. Creamy-sweet onset with lots of fruity aromas, plus walnuts (not their bitterness!), Vanilla and caramel. Flattening fast in the middle part. Still tasty. 44 points.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, vanilla, caramel and molasses.

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