Glenburgie 1998 17 Year Old (The Single Malts of Scotland) Review

It’s Sunday and it’s been a while (yet again) since the last review so here’s a quick review of a summer-time whisky. It’s hailing from Glenburgie distillery which doesn’t have an official bottlings as most of it’s production goes into Ballantine’s and other blends from Pernod Ricard.

This whisky was distilled back in 1998, it slubered in cask #9914 for 17 years before bottled for our enjoyment by Speciality Drinks under The Single Malts of Scotland brand.

Glenburgie 1998 17 Year Old  (The Single Malts of Scotland) (54.1% )

Nose: Starts with creamy porridge, lime, grass, lemongrass, a meadow or orchard on spring day with pears, apples, stone fruit (a bit sour), green melon and after a few minutes, a big fruity note with barley sugar.

Palate: Big surprising hit with spiciness, pepper, liquorice, sour sweet fruit , yellow plums, green melon, papaya, pink grapefruit, lime, grass and gentle oak wood,

Finish: medium length with sweet fruits and sour green apples, a touch of greenery, gentle oak, coconut and barley.

Thoughts: Nothing spectacular but it’s a real nice fruity whisky with some bitter fruitiness to make it an interesting whisky. I’d say it’s a good spring/summer evening aperitif while sitting on the balcony. Good luck finding a bottle.

(Official sample provided by Speciality Drinks Ltd)


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