Cadenhead is still going strong. They release some older malts that few other independent bottlers have in their warehouses. Today we’re looking at a single cask Glenburgie 1985, almost thirty years old.
Glenburgie 29 yo 1985 (55,3%, Cadenhead Single Cask 2014, bourbon hogshead #95/36/10, 222 btl.)
Nose: quite lovely. Very aromatic hints of vanilla marshmallows and green banana skin. Stewed fruits (apples, oranges) with cinnamon. Honey. Dried flowers. Hints of exotic polished woods, not unlike what you sometimes get in bourbon-aged Karuizawa actually. Just lovely.
Mouth: thick and very fruity (citrus, hints of banana and pineapples, figs). A minty kind of oak. Honey and vanilla cake icing sugar. Again a lightly marshmallowy / Turkish delight kind of aroma. Very pleasant.
Finish: long, with brown sugar, sweet berries and light spices.
An excellent Glenburgie, you only get this kind of profile from long ageing in a great bourbon cask. Still a few bottles available – recommended. Around € 170.