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Overall rating
89.52/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Duck Label
Added on
13 Mar 2017 3:48 pm by ElmoHC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 225,00

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Whisky Reviews for Cragganmore 1989 W-F

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.52 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really nice malt. I like that. It was fun to taste it.
    • Nose
      Right after pouring still pretty closed. Then he opens up. Goes into such a harsh sweetness. Spicy forest honey. Tree bark. Dry wood. Walnut. Some mineral notes. After a while comes apricot. Rather the shell than the pulp.
    • Taste
      Again, a mixture of sweetness and tart notes. Where in the mouth now the sweetness is stronger. Maple syrup. Tree resin. Apricot jam. Candied oranges. Then comes the oak. She is already present. Never impetuous. An elegant spice.
    • Finish
      The seasoning is gradually less. Orange peel. Tree sap. Nuts.

  2. 88plus Bus did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Gorgeous color. Gorgeous aroma.

    Not really sweet, rather the barrel in the foreground. Some licorice. Mild, slightly vanilla, fruity over time.

    Strong start. Yes, sherry, but also a spicy oak note. Old, mature, balanced. A nice mix of sweet but understated sherry and an oak barrel.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Gorgeous color.
    Gorgeous aroma.

    Not really sweet, rather the barrel in the foreground.
    Some licorice.
    Mild, slightly vanilla, fruity over time.

    Strong start.
    Yes, sherry, but also a spicy oak note.
    Old, mature, balanced.
    A nice mix of sweet but understated sherry and an oak barrel.

    Gorgeous!

  4. asmazda scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Attractive nose and no off notes on the palate. But it is sharp, lacks complexity, and I was especially disappointed by the finish. Will revisit in a few months based on feedback from others.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Bright, fruity, nutty, and a little smoke. Predominantly stewed apples in light cinnamon with caramel drizzle and chopped walnuts.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Also bright like the nose - unexpected for 27-year sherry butt - and very spicy and spikey. Predominantly oranges and various nuts. This profile reminds me a bit of some Glenfarclas single refill casks.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, continues spicy, the oranges turn bitter, and it becomes dry.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    When you first taste this there is an `oh that is different` feeling.
    The first impressions when tasting this are very good.
    A very impressive nose, on candied sweets and the palate is a multi-layered fruit combo with some peat in the background
    Good medium finish, getting a little dry
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. torstenB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A Whisky which Needs time to open up. I didn´t like it right after opening the bottle.After  trying the sample after 2 months in the cabinet I was a bit surprised about the change towards red berries
    • Nose
      Appears a bit sharp right after opening. Spicy, nutty. After the bottle was open for 2 months flavours of red berries appear
    • Taste
      Spicy, fruity, a bit nutty. Refreshing
    • Finish
      dry, spicy and short

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