25 Apr 2013
Glenburgie 1989 (Chester Whisky)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted 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.
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.