Overall rating
Single Malt
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
24 years old
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Oct 2014 3:24 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115.27

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15 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1989 BR

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 687: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtCD4DhRWvo (91/100).

    "This is quite an old whisky but there's a youthfulness about that for the simple reason that one gets the stronger impression that the cask that this malt has been matured in is restrained, slightly underactive... It's a relatively simple malt, but it's delicious in its simplicity. ... It's just a delicious, rewarding, unsafe, non-cosmetic single malt whisky..."

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted with Glen Gariochs 25yo 1990 SV cask 2752 (90 pts.), 25yo 1990 DL XOP cask 10989 (88) and 25yo 1990 MacKillop's cask 8554 (89).
    • Nose
      Cooked potatoes, butter melting on them. Much more rounded and fatty than the other Gariochs on my table today (see comments). Minimal smoke, wet oak, wet cardboard, and with water some marmalade notes.
    • Taste
      Neat it's pretty raw, with some raking peat and drying oak. Acidic, not very fruity. Feels like the least mature whisky on the table. Water doesn't change it much, rather it just dilutes. Should be more full. It's good, but doesn't shine in the company.
    • Finish
      Tannic, drying finish with some sand and residual bourbon. Not very lasting or full. Too acidic, not firm enough.

  3. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    nothing special, lacks finesse
    • Nose
      vegetal, virgin oak, grass, butter, alcohol
    • Taste
      butter, really vegetal and somewhat rough
    • Finish
      vegetal, lime, butter

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    N: Savoury-sweet biscuit nose, some farm - quite some farm.
    T: Savoury/sweet, slight [Linkwood] oils with farm notes into the finish 
    F: Long finish with sweet bourbon cask leanings.
    C: The first really decent dram of the day from a firm refill cask, much like the previous Moray. Ive noted a similarity between Glen Garioch & Linkwood in a recent blog.Scores a B[+]

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Glen Garioch from the late '80s and start of the '90 hardly disappoints. Although this one is not as peated as some of its siblings, it's a very delicate whisky to enjoy with good company.
    • Nose
      Unexpectedly fragrant with estery smells. citric fruits, flowers, heather. Then, vanilla ice cream. After this intensive start, the whisky calms down and reveals a deeper earthy layer of mud, tobacco, walnut skin and a faint note of heather abundant peat. 
    • Taste
      The taste is somehow sharp like a razor. Not hot, but very crisp on lemon zest, heather, and vanilla. On the other side, there is a dirty edge to be detected, as it was on the nose. Tobacco, salted licorice and other kind of roots, soft peat, and a distant whiff of tropical fruit. Far away, there is a hint of salted almonds.
    • Finish
      It leaves you with a long finish of heather, peat, licorice roots, tobacco, cigar box, and tropical fruit. Lovely.


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