Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Regensburger Whisky- & Weinclub (RW&W)
Calculated age
24 years old
100 liter cask
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Germany
Added on
20 jan 2015 7:44 pm by Apoc991
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 385.00

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32 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Whisky of GDR 1989 RW&W

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.60 points.

  1. jay83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The fascinating thing about it is that it´s always changing its characteristics. During a blind-tasting you are always wondering which kind of spirit you have in front of you. Beside Whisky you get reminiscences of Cognac, Armagnac, Grappa, Rum and even several Bavarian and Tyrolean fruit spirits... Definitely demanding, but also absolutely different.

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  3. mds51 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    2 be continued
    • Nose
      Erster Geruch lässt Rum vermuten.
      Beim zweiten Mal eher ein Cognac.
      Danach wandeln sich die Noten um, kräutrig, dunkle Herrenschokolade, altes Leder, Fichtenwald, rote Johannisbeeren, Klebstoff
    • Taste
      Kräutrig, Nadelhözer

  4. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    sv on wf: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejuly17-2-Kavalan-Caol-Ila-Knockando.html#210717

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottlers' Notes:

    Year: 1989, possibly 1986
    Country: Husband German Democratic Republic

    Very Old German Whiskey - probably one of the longest matured whiskeys from Germany. It was produced in a single distillery in the GDR, at the latest in 1989, but very probably in 1986. Thus, this absolute rarity is at least 24, probably 27 years old.

    Originally produced in bulk, the rye-distilled spirits were stored in medium-toasted Limousin oak barrels, while the barley malt portion was allowed to spread in refilled sherry butts. After the minimum storage period of three years, the batches were blended together and sold. Only in our particular case was a little whiskey over or well forgotten. He was in an unusually small barrel (about 100l in size) and was able to ripen until 2013 before it was discovered and in an absolutely exclusive club bottling on 85 bottles, of course in cask strength with 59.8% vol., was distributed.

    The result is a truly remarkably dark and complex dram that thoroughly throws away what we've known about German whiskeys and their potential. And when you pour your first sip into the glass, give it a little time to unfold and breathe: it will reward you with ever-changing aromas and flavors.
    He constantly dances between whiskey, rum and cognac aromas, almost in the direction of a dense Japanese Karuizawa from the sherry barrel, to Rye echoes à la Willet, large cinema ..., first releasing (eagle owl), to many beautiful oak flavors, then sherry, dill, coffee, fudge, vanilla, cherries, rye bread - but try it yourself!

    The GDR arrives in a handmade box according to its exclusive and individual content: This is decorated with a brass plate engraved by Philipp Müller in Munich. The transparent label on the bottle underlines the amazing color of this old, very old German whiskey.


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