Glenburgie 17 Years Old 1995 Signatory Vintage (43%, Signatory, HHs #6452 & 6453, 882 Bottles, 2013)
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Glenburgie Distillery
- Bottling: Signatory casks 6452 & 6453
- ABV: 43%
- Cost: £43.51
- Score: 87/100
What they say:
Glenburgie aged for 17 years by independent bottler Signatory, taken from two hogsheads.
What I say:
Another Signatory ‘small batch’ again a marriage of two Hogsheads and bottled at 43% ABV.
Refractive amber gold (8/20, medium-fine tears, oily
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
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
Long, cinnamon and cinder toffee, drying oak wood, sweet, fruit compote
An oak-aged and refined fruit cocktail of a dram. Pretty impressive stuff from a distillery more used to producing blend-fodder.