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Mars 1989

Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
04.1989
Bottled
12.2009
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
American White Oak
Casknumber
618
Number of bottles
378
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
720 ml
Barcode
4976881500822
Added on
08 Sep 2014 7:56 pm by tokyolife
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 779,32

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Whisky Reviews for Mars 1989

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    I have to say it is really on the edge to become artificial but I think it is still on the good side
    • Nose
      Very intense notes of burnt sugar, caramel, vanilla, fried bananas, coconut, little solvent, woody notes, really a bit candy like
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity, cooked oranges resp. orange liquor, good sweetness, hints of vanilla, menthol, eucalyptus
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, still fruity and caramel

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. tokyolife did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Various sources from the time the bottle was released note that the barrel used was American White Oak:

    http://blog.valley.ne.jp/home/msbeer/?itemid=18198&catid=900

  5. darren918jp scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Revising per post of tokyolife. This is American White Oak, apparently, as are the recent releases Wakatsuru, which also have a pronounced sandalwood note. At any rate, I'm not sure what the origins are of that somewhat exotic note, but it is certainly a plus.  

    This bottling also has a generous amount of tannins, but the spirit is not overwhelmed.Nose: Vanilla, apricot, sandalwood, spice, red licorice

    Palate: Resinous and spicy with notes of banana, peppermint, and white pepper; with water, mandarin oranges and cardamon come to the fore, with a peppery, resinous finish   

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