Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Stated Age
25 years old
Port Octave Finish
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Dec 2014 2:32 pm by watson0209
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.00

5 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Portside 1989 ANHA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.16 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great red color, for the age still very fresh and fruity, not very complex, but very tasty, easy-to-drink, makes you in a good mood
    • Nose
      A basket of red fruits, cherry juice, redcurrants, red plums, vanilla pudding, oak, a light chili / curry catch in the nose
    • Taste
      Red grapes, currants, again the cherry, very beautiful influence of porches, a lot of wood, nevertheless very creamy and malty
    • Finish
      Dry, fruity, oily, medium long

  3. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wonderfully sweet and sour alike. Acts old school and is it, the Port Finish beats strong but very beautiful!

    Old blends in cask strength, I think just awesome!
    • Nose
      Subtle fruit notes, sour / fermented fruits and still sweet. Raspberry balsamic balm.
    • Taste
      Extremely soft, at the same time sour and totally sweet on the palate, Demara sugar, Aranzini, rum fruits, leather, lavender, oak.
    • Finish
      Sour cherries, leather, Aranzini, furniture polish, grappa, many dark and slightly acidic and fermented fruits, raspberry and balsamic balm, exciting and multi-layered nose!

  4. Tomek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: raisins, chocolate, earthiness, rum, cherries in spirit, minerality, ripe cherries and peaches, delicate sea
    Taste: dark chocolate, metallic, swampy, fruit notes (cherries, ripe peaches, raisins),
    Finish: long fruity rum, earthy
    Score: 6.5

  5. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a nice old malt, soft and oily, with great port wine flavors
    • Nose
      88 88
      At the beginning a heavy sweetness, honey, rum, beeswax, many dark fruits like plums, blackberries and blueberries
    • Taste
      89 89
      soft and oily, many aromas of port wine barrel like blackberry and blueberry jam with strong oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium long, oily, port

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Top, this dark fruit without too much sweetness I find very delicious!
    • Nose
      very strong / alcoholic -> sip of water -> intense herb-dark-fruity (blackberries, black currants, black cherries), juicy, very spicy, dry wood, only a very light sweetness
    • Taste
      very fruity currant jam, port wine, dark chocolate, dry, spicy oak ... very full-bodied and full-bodied, but velvety mouthfeel
    • Finish
      long, slightly fruity, a lot of dark chocolate, some pepper

  7. Sjaunja scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Fantastic, easy to drink, very creamy vatted malt.
    Highly recommended!

  8. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful stuff. However I'm quite surprised how lively this whisky is after 25 years.
    • Nose
      Strong alcohol, powerful Port. Lots of dark, fermented fruits. Very spicy. Rich oak. Appears somehow wild for 25 years. Kinda feisty. Is there some smoke hiding in the back?
    • Taste
      Powerful start. Initially sweet. Strong alcohol. Sweet, fruity Port. Spicy oak. Little bitter. Blood oranges. Surprisingly fresh. No smoke in the taste.
    • Finish
      Quite long finish. Very malty. Staying sweet. Not dry at all. Quite some spicy oak.


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