Glenburgie

Glenburgie 20 Years Old 1995 Signatory Vintage (43%, Signatory, HH #6486 & #6487, 2016)

Glenburgie 20 Years Old 1995 Signatory Vintage

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 43%
  • Age: 20 Years Old
  • Bottling: Signatory
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £sold out
  • Origin: Glenburgie distillery
  • Vintage: 1995

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What they say

A Signatory bottling of Glenburgie single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a pair of hogshead casks for 20 years. It was distilled in June 1995 and bottled in February 2016.

Master of Malt tasting notes:

  • Nose: Chocolate peanuts, citrus, caramel and toasted malt.
  • Palate: Fruit & nut chocolate bars, red berries and orange peel.
  • Finish: Walnuts and vanilla last.

What I say

Glenburgie – or possibly Glenbusie as you wait for ages then 3 come at once! Until now I had only sampled a couple of expressions. During this time the parent company Ballantines have since, finally!, released official bottlings from all their distilleries including Glenburgie – though I still haven’t got my hands of a sample of any of the OBs. It was during the sampling of the oldest of these three that someone commented – how often do you get a chance to sample Glenburgie. Well I had picked up this one a week or two before and just afterwards received notification of a further one winging (all be it a little slowly, perhaps woodcocking is more apt) its way to me.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: 18ct gold (8/20), slow, oily, medium tears, thick legs.
  • Nose: Fruity, sweet and floral, fruit pastilles, apple, orange, lime and lemon, pineapple, ripe bananas, rummy/brandy, brown sugars, sticky toffee, nutty walnut.
  • Taste: Medium bodied, rich and sugary and plenty of wood, hints of leather and tannic dried fruits, soft cocoa, some citrus zest, grapefruit, milk chocolate, walnut, cereal, malted barley and fudge.
  • Finish: Medium, pleasing soft fudge, roast nuts and chocolate, becomes dry.

Overall

A very woody and fruity/tropical number – a great drinker with chocolate coated peanuts, wood, walnut and leather over fruit and cereal.

Score 85/100

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