A single hogshead from the popular Speyside distillery Glenrothes. This 1989 vintage release from The Single Malts of Scotland has been bottled at 46%. Clean and fresh, with a hint of spices: much less sherried than most Glenrothes, allowing the distillery character to really shine.
Single cask bottling of Cragganmore by Wemyss malts, distilled in 1989, matured in a hogshead and bottled in 2011. Thanks to the zesty lemon flavour of the whisky, combined with some spicy wood, they've decided to name it Lemon Grove.
A 1989 vintage single cask Glenrothes (written as Glen Rothes on the label) from Signatory, part of their Cask Strength Collection. It was distilled on New Year's Eve 1989, matured in a refill sherry butt and then bottled on October 8th 2012.
The third release of Balblair's popular 1989 vintage whisky, sitting in the middle of their range of dated drams. The strength has been upped to 46% from 43% for the previous release, giving this edition a little more oomph and flavour intensity. A very drinkable dram indeed.
A lightly coloured single cask 1989 Bowmore bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Malt Cask range. I suspect that this came out of a several-times-refilled sherry cask, but with 21 years under its belt it should have a bit of oomph still.