This is a bottle of Glenburgie single malt Scotch whisky that was distilled back in June 1995 and then matured for 28 years in a single refill bourbon hogshead for 28 years. It was bottled for The Whisky Cellar at 52.8% ABV, natural colour and no chill-filtration.
Appearance: Sunset gold. A corrugated film made up of medium trails and a viscous film clings to the glass. Many droplets and teardrops appears after a few more swirls.
Nose: Caramel, cinnamon, confectionary sugar, orchard fruits (particularly pear and apple) and some damp forest floor/leaf litter. It’s a very autumnal nose, perfect for this time of year. Spiced nuts and more Christmas spices appear after further nosing too.
Palate: A pleasing oily mouthfeel. Immediate hit of peach and black pepper, a real sweet and spicy tingle from that 57%. Honey, hot aniseed, citrus and more confectionary sugar emerge soon after those initial notes. Some oak notes with drying emerge as the dram matures. The flavour profile becomes more jammy with each sip, eventually morphing onto a real fruit bomb.
Finish: Medium in length. Plenty of red berry fruits, black pepper tingle and a little of the peach/apricot.
Overall: It’s a fantastic dram, but £210? Possibly not THAT good.