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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A Caribbean dream
Vintage
19.12.1989
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
63.36
Number of bottles
180
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Nov 2016 6:34 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 153,41

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90
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90
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90
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90
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89
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89
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88
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88
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87
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87
Expert Senior Gaija
87
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86
Expert Senior Muff Potter
86
Expert Senior Versucher
86
Expert Senior malt_fan_06
85

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1989 SMWS 63.36

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Muff Potter scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This Beauty has beatten her Beast this time in terms of pure enjoyment and accessibility, but if you already have plenty of "bitterly citrusy" Highlanders in your stash, I'd recommand you grab the CA, which is more interesting. Still though, both drams are "good but not great" to me, for the same reasons.
    • Nose
      What this one loses in personnality and boldness against the Cadenhead's which I co-reviewed (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/94808/glentauchers-1990-ca), it gains in accessibility and refinement. Aperol got replaced by some Mandarine Napoléon, alongside light touches of cocoa, coconut, carambola. Creamier and fresher, but more generic and less expressive so far. However, whereas this SMWS doesn't have any weird new-leather salty side like the CA did, it does have some clear Clynelish affiliation (which the CA didn't) : some orange-skin infused wax. Actually quite pleasant provided you give it time.
    • Taste
      This time though, it's above the cadenhead in terms of objective delivery. It settles on its feet way quicker, with better alcohol integration and texture, and while the leafy bitterness was casting some fog on the CA's profile, it's not (yet) the case here. So for a few seconds you can discover very nice waxy, orange-y sides, with grapefruit and cocoa again, lavender honey, various lacitc creams and soft spices. Still, not hugely evolutive nor sexy, and I wish it was a bit zestier in its citrusiness.
    • Finish
      Excellent part. Some kind of Cointreau and a mint leaf, seems much less strange than some of the CA's final notes. Peppermint, coriander, but a softer, fruitier come-back on banana milkshake later on, which is very welcome.

  4. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Happy peachy gold

    Flavour Profile: Sweet, fruity & mellow

    Apart from references to party rings, liquorice and old
    furniture, the nose was all exotic fruit (watermelon, star-fruit, perfumed
    pear, passion-fruit and raspberry ripple. The palate was tasty and perfumed – a
    decent balance between sugary sweetness (midget gems, tinned fruit salad,
    sponge, custard) and citric, fruity astringency (ugli fruit, Key lime pie,
    cherry) – a bit like lemon and sugar crêpes. The reduced nose made us think of
    Turkish Delight, blackcurrant leaf, lemon drizzle cake and passing a shoe-shine
    stand. The reduced palate was exquisitely balanced – pink grapefruit and
    pineapple; elderflower top notes with leather and sweet tobacco underneath – a
    Caribbean dream.

    Drinking Tip: While planning a Caribbean cruise – or at
    least while watching Pirates of the Caribbean.

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