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25 Jan 2012

Glenburgie 1998 (Dun Bheagan)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenburgie

The Dun Bheagan label was introduced in 1999 by Ian McLeod Distillers who are also behind the “Chieftain’s” and “As we get it” ranges, the Smokehead label and the Glengoyne distillery.

Since I’ve tried a nice Glenburgie 1988 Duncan Taylor and the Glenburgie 1997 Asta Morris, I’m on the lookout for other versions.

 

Glenburgie 1998 Dun BheaganGlenburgie 11 yo 1998 (43%, Dun Bheagan 2010, cask #4980 + 4983, 642 btl.)

Nose: starts a little undefined and overly malty, but after a few minutes it becomes nicely rounded with plenty of vanilla and some toffee sweetness. Apple, lemon candy, sugar cane, Frosties… Also hints of buttercups and some waxy notes. Tiny hints of marshmallows after fifteen minutes. Excellent development for such a young malt. Mouth: sweet and malty again, with some sweet citrus, apple and gooseberry flavours. Fresh oak and gentle spices (vanilla up front, but ginger as well). Some cocoa. Slightly less wide than the nose, but still nothing to complain about. Finish: medium long, spices from the oak and a little toffee.

Another well-made Glenburgie. These youngsters are really nice and offer excellent value for money. Around € 40. Thanks Mars.

Score: 86/100

Glenburgie 1998 (Dun Bheagan) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-01-25
  • MARS

    I am happy that you liked it. It’s seems to be a like it or hate it.
    I found also some notes of beer.
    The bourbon cask is highly noticeable here.

    It was available at +-30€ (buy 2 box of 6 at this price. Only 2 bottles remaining). Start to be difficult to find malt at this price, sadly. But quality of chieftain’s/dun bheagan recently improve I found. Still, some of them are really horrible (make me think of a glenrothes 13 years old sherry sulfury as hell and a benriach 13 years old sauternes finish way too oaky(as a longmorn 13 years old still largely available))

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