Glenburgie has become the quintessential example of the workhorse distillery – rarely bottled as a single, with most of their malt reserved for the Chivas Blends. Only indies seem to have or find casks these days.Thankfully G&M are keeping the tradition alive better than most, bottling a series of Glenburgies since the early 2000s. This one’s drawn from refill sherry hogsheads.
Notes from the bottlers… Nose: Notes of brown sugar covered stewed raisins mingle with hints of roasted hazelnuts. Delicate floral aromas are complemented by sweet vanilla and freshly cut dry hay. Taste: Full and fruity; stewed apple, cinnamon, and clove flavours come to the fore initially. Ripe summer berries emerge and combine with fresh mint highlights and refined toasted malt undertones. Finish: Long with lingering charred oak and a subtle herbal undertone. 43% Alc./Vol.