Glenburgie 29 Years Old 1989 Berry’s own

Glenburgie 29 Years Old 1989 Berry’s own (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, Refill Sherry Butt #14087, 2018)

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: 29 Years Old
  • Bottling: Berry Bros & Rudd, Berry’s own, Sherry Butt, #14087
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £250 available from The Whisky Exchange
  • Origin: Glenburgie distillery
  • Vintage: 1989


What they say

Glenburgie 29 Year Old 1989 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill sherry butt #14087 bottled 2018 by Berry Bros & Rudd.

Official tasting notes:

  • The nose gives a grassy, sweet fragrance with honey strands, walnut and a chocolatey edge.
  • The palate has a wonderful balance of wood and distillate, swelling to deliver ripe tropical fruit.
  • Long, lingering and delightful to the last.

What I say

Dram #1 from EWB’s Movember tasting was this Glenburgie expression presented by Jonny Macmillan of Berry Bros & Rudd. A single cask expression matured for 29 years in a refill sherry butt #14087 and presenetd at 46% ABV as part of the Berry’s Own collection.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark amber gold (11/20)
  • Nose: Sweet and floral, honey, golden syrup, orchard flowers and some fruits, linseed oil, putty and nutty almonds/marzipan
  • Taste: Medium-full bodied, sweet with plenty of fruits, apple, pear, some pineapple and hints of mango, woody sugars mix with honey, darker raisin and prunes, hints of dark chocolate.
  • Finish: Long, sweet and fruity, touch of chalk, Edinburgh rock


A great starter dram, leads with sweet fruit and honey but deepens into oak wood and chocolate with a tropical edge gifted by age.

Score 87/100

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