Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
27 years old
Sherry Butt
48.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Duck Label
Added on
13 mar 2017 3:48 pm by ElmoHC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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43 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Cragganmore 1989 W-F

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.31 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    i do not often get the chance to taste some Craggenmore, but this one sure is fun!

    Tasted at the 4th Whiskybase Gathering, October 2019
    • Nose
      88 88
      red fruit, initially a bit closed, beef stew, laurel, thick and strawberries
    • Taste
      88 88
      red pepper, thick body, red fruits, bit dry sherry tones
    • Finish
      87 87
      dry, red bell pepper, sweet, oaky, mouth coating with musk and wood.

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  3. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. torstenB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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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