Glenburgie 16 Years Old 1995 Old Malt Cask

Glenburgie 16 Years Old 1995 Old Malt Cask (50%, Douglas Laing, Refill HH #8005, 304 Bottles, 2012)

  • ABV: 50%
  • Age: 16 Years Old
  • Bottling: Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, Cask #8005, 304 Bottles
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £discontinued
  • Origin: Glenburgie distillery
  • Vintage: 1995


What they say

This is a sixteen year old bottling of Glenburgie from Douglas Laing’s Old Malt Cask range. Glenburgie is one of the principle ingredients in the famous Ballantine’s Blend however it is a great single malt in its own right.

The Old Malt Cask range began as a release of fifty bottlings in 1998 to commemorate Douglas Laing’s fiftieth anniversary. Today they offer many, many more. All bottlings in the range are non-chill filtered and contain no naughty colouring.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: The nose is like walking though the countryside with barley, hay and corn aromas wafting up out of the glass. Then there are crab apples and aromatic herbs.
  • Palate: Pears, rhubarb crumble and a little lemon juice.
  • Finish: Lemon curd, orange zest and toasted wholemeal bread.
  • Overall: It’s always interesting to try a component of a famous blend but it’s much more fun if it tastes as good as this!

What I say

Part of a trio of Glenburgie’s that came my way in quick succession. This was bottled as part of the Old Malt Cask series whilst still owned by Douglas Laing. Distilled April 1995 and bottled January 2012.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark gold (8/20) quick, medium-fine tears and strong legs.
  • Nose: Dusty and musty fruit, pez sweeties, dry sherbet, fruity Edinburgh rock, bonbons, mixed orchard and berry fruits, biscuity cereals, jelly, peach, apricot, honey and golden syrup.
  • Taste: Rich and rounded on the palate, jelly fruits, jelly tot sweeties, apple, banana, melon, kiwi, green melon balls, lemon windowlene, refreshing and cleansing on the palate, pith and zest and spice, dry, lemon jelly.
  • Finish: Long, drying, white and new oak, chalk, cinnamon and honey.


Refreshing and zesty, full of lemon jelly, tart and clarified fruit juices.

Score 84/100

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