Single malt whisky - tasting notes

25 Apr 2013

Glenburgie 1989 (Chester Whisky)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenburgie

Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company is a small whisky shop in Chester near Liverpool. While I was told they are doing their own bottlings for quite some time, I had never heard of them until recently several people in Holland, Germany and Belgium announced they had become a distributor of their whiskies.

In Belgium Chester Whisky is distributed by Dominiek Bouckaert who is known for The Whiskyman and Thosop bottlings. Already available in most of the shops that are carrying the other ranges.

 

 

Glenburgie 1989 - Chester Whisky Co.Glenburgie 23 yo 1989 (54,8%, Chester Whisky & Liqueur Co. 2012, bourbon barrel, 212 btl.)

Nose: quite a mineral start. Wet gravel, paraffin… Also walnuts and faint yeasty notes. Even a few medicinal hints after a while. Underneath is a layer of (unripe) fruity notes, apple peelings and soft vanilla. The fruits come to the front with a drop of water. Mouth: sweet barley and quite some candied fruits. Lemon drops. Moving towards subtle tropical notes, with creamy coconut and bags of vanilla. A soft spiciness of wood and a soft herbal bitterness in the background. Finish: rather long, sweet and spicy. Still some herbal notes.

An all-rounder: from a mineral and slightly harsh nose to a very sweet and slightly tropical palate. A release that’s certainly on par with similar releases from other bottlers. Around € 90.

Score: 86/100

Glenburgie 1989 (Chester Whisky) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-04-25

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