Review: Glenburgie 17 Years Old 1995 Cask 6452 & 6453 (Signatory)

Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Glenburgie Distillery

Bottling: Signatory casks 6452 & 6453

ABV: 43%

Cost: £43.51 from Master of Malt [sold out]

Score: 87/100

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What they say:

Glenburgie aged for 17 years by independent bottler Signatory, taken from two hogsheads.

Glenburgie 17 Years Old 1995 Cask 6452 & 6453 Signatory

What I say:

Another Signatory ‘small batch’ again a marriage of two Hogsheads and bottled at 43% ABV.

Colour:

Refractive amber gold (8/20, medium-fine tears, oily

Nose:

Delicate and light, slightly floral and fruity, sweet heather honey, orchard fruits, apple, pear, peach, fruit blossom, cereal barley grist, caramel, butterscotch fudge, old oak wood and dunnage warehouses

Taste:

Oily and mouth-filling, creamy fruit like peach yoghurt, banana, melon, pineapple chunks, banana fritters in golden syrup, a hint of salt, toffee, butterscotch, old oak wood, waxy and buttery in texture

Finish:

Long, cinnamon and cinder toffee, drying oak wood, sweet, fruit compote

Overall:

An oak-aged and refined fruit cocktail of a dram. Pretty impressive stuff from a distillery more used to producing blend-fodder.