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Overall rating
88.92/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
The MacPhail's Collection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2016
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Sep 2016 12:49 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 179,82

6 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Specialist karloff
91
Expert Senior XVII
91
Member Junior rafatritobe
91
Expert Junior MTK
90
Member Senior token
90
Expert Junior DavidHunt
90
Expert Senior tribe
89
Expert Senior Vargen33
89
Specialist peatbogger
89
Expert Junior Stronagaich
88
Connoisseur addyhd
87
Connoisseur SanctTom
87
Expert Senior WhiskyHulken
86
Expert Senior Lorion
81

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1989 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.92 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Quality shows it's hand every time. This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger.
    • Nose
      The first thing I get is liquorice all sorts, custard cream biscuit, cinder toffee, a hint of smoke, could be wrong, cream cracker, mixed fruit and for some strange reason aniseed, but only just.
    • Taste
      As soon as you take a drink and give it some time in your mouth you know straight away that this is a nice well balanced dram. Subtle hints of smoke mixed with vanilla and white pepper. Smooth and creamy fruit notes. Wonderful.
    • Finish
      A medium to long crispy fruit finish with very light peat on the death. 

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and tasty. 81 points.
    • Nose
      Mild, soft vanilla. Kräutrig-sweet. Green tea with lemon splashes. Also something floral is included.
    • Taste
      Sweet herbs with some caramel. Buttery and velvety / oily. Almost a bit watery. Pastry notes are then added and the vanilla becomes more intense and fuller. So the palate needs a few moments.
    • Finish
      Rather short. Slightly kräutrig. A subtle sweetness remains. Distant smoke.

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    G&M are right on with the tating note on the bottle.

    And without all the meaningless adjectives.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A surprisingly fresh HP.

    Delicious fruit juice all the way.
    • Nose
      Light and pure fruity.

      Delightfully clean and apeticing.

      The tasting note sais "ripe nectarins and mangos with a twist of lime" and this is pretty accurate.

      Add it all together and to me it's very close to juicy clementines.

      I find it rather difficult to detect any smoke, but I don't miss it on this one.

      Complete absence of vanilla, oak or any wood notes.
    • Taste
      The taste is also extremely fruity.

      Opening on sweet juicy white fruits, going into some darker notes of lightly spiced red berries.

      Maybe a little "thin in the body" but I find it clean and ballanced without any off notes.
    • Finish
      I had hopes of a little longer finish, but it ends at about medium lenght.

      It stays soft and gentle all the way through, ending on light choco and hazelnuts.

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