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Hammer Head 1989

Overall rating
81.50/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Czech Vintage Single Malt Whisky
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Czech Oak Casks
Strength
40.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 15035
Barcode
8594005017948
Added on
14 Oct 2015 6:52 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 149,02

4 × in wishlist

6 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hammer Head 1989

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.50 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Plum Marmalade
    The Czech whisky Hammerhead 1989 has reached 25 years of age and was bottled in a fairly pleasing bottle at 40,7%. Commercially cut in fact, as the 20 and 23 year old had the same ABV. Hammerhead, by the way, gets its name from the typical hammer mill that Pradlo uses to grind its barley.
    The nose is sweet on pears and Reine Claude plums, lightly perfumed and very floral. A bouquet of wild flowers. A bit of vanilla and caramel, but no other spices at this point. The longer you wait, the more green it becomes. Quite vegetal, in fact.
    While the arrival is quite oily, I also get a load of spices from the start. Aniseed up front, white pepper and a touch of cinnamon in the back. Vanilla, of course. The fruit evolves towards citrus. Bergamot and some blood oranges. Hint of rhubarb and plum marmelade. A touch of honey, a twig of mint and a mild bitterness. From the wood? I think so.
    The finish is fairly long, peppery and honeysweet.
    While 125 EUR is actually a fair price for a whisky that is a quarter of a century old, I would rather spend it on something else. The difference between this one and the 23 years old is too small to justify the tripled price tag.

  2. martinni scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

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