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Overall rating
88.83/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB92505
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
05.1989
Bottled
11.2016
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1465
Number of bottles
70
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Feb 2017 12:32 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 195.00

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45 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 1989 Arc

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points

  1. Dirk did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

    Closed nose at first. I tasted a sample and I remembered that the nose had much more then I now get from a full bottle. It takes about 15 minutes before it opens up.

    After adding water this becomes a very, very, very fruity whisky. Speyside is high on my list of an area where you can find good whiskies and I this is no exception. But not for the easy drinkers, this has much more to it then you would expect at first. I like it and wonder what this will do after the bottle is open for some time.
    • Nose
      Closed but I can find oranges, white fruit. Takes a very long time before it is giving something. A bit floral and water more oranges.
    • Taste
      Same here, quite closed to start with but then it starts to tell a story. Nice oranges as after some time you can't get passed this anymore. Sweet pears and some bitterness almost bitter caramel. And then again lot's of oranges.
    • Finish
      Sweet and honeyed with a mid long finish.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Takes some time to open up. Notes written after poured and let sit for 30 minutes
    • Nose
      91 91
      Floral, some industrial notes, oranges, then some green tea, honey, perhaps a touch of cinnamon
    • Taste
      90 90
      Chocolate, then quickly appears citrus fruits with a mild tartness that is not off-putting, vanilla, honey
    • Finish
      87 87
      Oaky, slight ale bitterness, then citrus again

  3. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pear, blueberry, wax and a metallic touch.
    • Taste
      Pear, caramel, blueberry, liquorice and beeswax.
    • Finish
      Blueberry, toffee, chestnut, liquorice and cocoa.

  7. zerg1129 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Add three drops of water: the aroma comes out with some sweet and fragrant sweet, floral, citrus fruit, berry, honey, honey syrup, cardamom, and the sweet aroma is hooked up. The palate is rich in candied fruit, dried fruit, and berry citrus sauce. The tail rhyme is covered with full of floral notes and honey. The stimulating sensation of some spice is smooth, and the sweet scent of sweet mint and berry is left in the mouth.

    Conclusion: Perhaps the aroma is not unrestrained, but the level is still changing slowly. The soft and sweet taste and the slightly rhythm of the tail make this wine very resistant to drinking. After adding water, the taste is opened and there is a kind of flavor to open. It becomes a wrapper in your mouth and slowly turns away. It seems to be restrained but has a pleasant performance. (twenty three)
    • Nose
      At first, it is the sweet aroma of raspberry and the sweet scent of citrus oil, and the sweetness of white fruit. In the middle, there are citrus sauce, berries, malt, honey syrup, floral, honey, and hay, cardamom, Sweet Mint, Spice (23)
    • Taste
      Medium taste. Citrus, blueberry, raspberry, slightly licorice, floral, malt, hay, sweet mint, cardamom, spice (22)
    • Finish
      Medium and slender. Citrus, floral, honey, malt, herbal sweet, berry peel, slightly dry, woody tannins, slightly tobacco, soft floral notes and berries and citrus sweetness in the mouth (22)

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. hfos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. wimpol did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Expected more from this one, I give it a 86. For a 27yo not a deep nor long aftertaste, it's quickly gone. Very lightly sherried too, not bad but not worth almost €200 to my opinion.

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