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I tasted my first Glenburgie, a 22 Year Old from Signatory, about a year ago. It did not rock me. But the pleasant bottling by Bert Bruyneel earlier this month took me by surprise. So, high time to try a few more Glenburgie. Let me start with this 10 Year Old from Gordon & Macphail, bottled in 2004.
On the nose, it does remind me of the 9 Year Old by Asta Morris. Overripe fruit, stewed fruit. But also some forest scents shine through. Purple heather, wet earth, ferns. Creamy butter and cooked cauliflower. After a few moments, nice hints of coffee emerge. Sounds like a strange mixed bag, does it not? Well, it is. But still very pleasant and inviting, albeit somewhat light.
The attack is weak, even watery. More of the same from the nose, but also quite a bit of yeast. Mild on the spices. Purple candy. Dark honey. Crystal sugar.
The finish is terribly short.
A small Glenburgie, if you know what I mean, proving that Glenburgie truly is a blenders whisky. Low on complexity, high on drinkability.