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Overall rating
79.11/100
votes
11
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2007
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
110630 + 31
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2009 2:25 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 54.00

2 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Girvan 1989 BR

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.11 points

  1. Willie JJ scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    I could spend ages with the nose on this. The rest of it is not so impressive, but still very enjoyable nonetheless.
    • Nose
      It's from 1989, but it smells very youthful to me. I suspect (and the
      colour supports this) that it has been a well used cask and hasn't added
      much to the whisky. There's a strong feints smell that comes across as
      new plastic. Its not unpleasant though, the sweetness stops that. And
      there's fruit: bananas and pears, then an underlying grist. The nose
      is fascinating.
    • Taste
      Feinty again, but the sweetness cures all ills. This time its not
      plastic, more like buttermilk. Not getting the fruit here though. Its a
      sharp sugary hit
    • Finish
      lots of sugar that eventually turns a bit bitter at the end (like a tiny
      squirt of bitter lemon). Not such a long finish as some of the other
      grains.

  2. Collector57 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well now, this is another very good grain whisky, and one I would buy
    • Nose
      Surprisingly fragrant. Creamy and fruity - citrus of some variety. A little vanillin.
      A very nice nose - I could sit and sniff this one for a while
    • Taste
      Gentle on the palate with some soft nuts and toffee. Almost like toffee apples in fact.
    • Finish
      Medium. This is where it is slightly let down, but it's still very nice. I take that back. A second wave has hit now and it's turning out to be quite long after all. There's something of corn-based whiskey in here too.

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