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Glenburgie Glenlivet 5 Year Old bottled 1980s

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Glenburgie Glenlivet 5 Year Old bottled 1980s

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  • Brand: Glenburgie
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • ABV: 40.0%
  • Age: 5 year old

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Glenburgie Glenlivet 5 Year Old bottled 1980s

Nose: hints of orange juice. Slightly fragrant notes of coriander seeds and apricots. Develops on sweet yellow apple. Holds the middle between fruity, grassy and mineral notes. Not very complex or expressive but very nice for a 5 year-old, quite old-fashioned and perfectly enjoyable.

Mouth: less sweet than I expected, even a bit weakish. Watery malt in the centre. Big hints of tea, a few woody notes and something vaguely metallic. A peaty / smoky hint in the background?

Finish: long on fragrant apples with a hint of smoke.

Not the most impressive old malt, but still nice as an entry malt from the 1960’s.

I tasted the slightly older 5 Years old by the way (distilled in 1965). Full review: whiskynotes.be/2010/glenburgie/…

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