Claret wine casks are not exactly my preferred type of casks for whisky maturation. But sometimes they deliver a very nice result. Enter this Glenburgie 1993 from Cadenhead’s.
It was distilled in September 1993, filled into a bourbon cask and transferred to a refill Claret cask in 2008 before being bottled in Autumn 2017.
Glenburgie 24 yo 1993
(53%, Cadenhead’s Cask Strength 2017, refill Claret cask, 216 btl.)
Nose: bright, aromatic and sweet. Cut apples, hints of berries and peaches. Hints of grapes as well, but other than that the wine influence is very subtle. Pineapple sweets. Very light hints of potpourri and aromatic oak spices.
Mouth: sweet and slightly hot, with lots of (candied) fruits. Apricots, pineapple, orange candy. Hints of apple pie with honey, aniseed and pepper.
Finish: fairly long, still fruity but with more spicy oak now.
Supposedly two refill casks and neither is overpowering the other, leading to a very enjoyable end result. Very fresh, just a fairly low complexity. Around € 120. Thank you, Martin & Lieve.