The German Malts of Scotland bottled its first Glenburgie in 2017. They went ahead and bottled two casks: a bourbon hogshead from 1995 and a sherry hogshead from 2008. I will try the oldest of the two, botted at a cask strength of 51.2% ABV.
Ooh, this is a good nose. I get peach, pear, orange peel, banana and quite some floral touches. It is spicy on coriander, cumin, mint and some anise. The crust of double baked bread. Dark honey. Autumn leaves – something I often get in Genburgie. Hint of cough syrup and brazil nuts. Very, very good.
It is quite feisty upon arrival. The taste is a very good continuation of the nose. No surprises, but when a malt is this good, I could care less. The body is good, the sweetness bigger than anticipated. The honey notes become quite prominent, in fact.
In the finish – medium long and quite drying – I get some more spices and licquorice.
Impressive Glenburgie that makes you wonder why there are so few official releases when you can create this stuff. Anyway, around 120 EUR. Recommended.
Indrukwekkende Glenburgie die je de vraag doet stellen: waarom zijn er zo weinig officiële bottelingen op de markt als je zo’n goed spul kan maken? Enfin. Zo’n 120 EUR. Aanrader.