06 Sep 2011
Glenburgie 1988 (DTRA cask #11239)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenburgie
I’m always delighted when casks from rare distilleries find their way to the market. Glenburgie can be hard to find.
A sister cask #11242 was bottled last year by Duncan Taylor, but I couldn’t find it outside of Japan. This cask #11239 is available in Europe.
Glenburgie 22 yo 1988
(57,3%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2011,
cask #11239, 233 btl.)
Nose: nice and sweet, with yellow orchard fruits (yellow plums, apple compote, quinces) and traces of tropical fruits (mango) and pineapple sweets. Some vanilla and faint nutty notes. Several kinds of honey. Mouth: very sweet again, with a nice vanilla / coconut combo, pineapple syrup, mango sweets… very jammy. Sweet almond paste. Some creamy mocha and toffee towards the end. Finish: long, sweet and sugary. Again traces of tropical fruits.
Quite a lovely Glenburgie, with a sweet profile that’s referring to grain whisky at times. The tropical fruitiness (which made me think of much older BenRiach) and vanilla makes it hugely drinkable and easy to enjoy. Excellent value for money – around € 75.