Among the latest batch of Single Malts of Scotland releases there’s this Glenburgie 1998, from a distillery that deserves more fame.
Glenburgie 17 yo 1998
(54,1%, Single Malts of Scotland 2016, bourbon hogshead #9914, 275 btl.)
Nose: orchard fruits at first, then more tangerines and stewed rhubarb. Creamy white chocolate and toffee. Mint. Hints of dusty spices. Hints of vanilla. Great combination of fruitiness and creamy notes.
Mouth: a very thick, creamy, almost waxy texture, full of peaches, pink grapefruit and a hint of passion fruits. Icing sugar, tarte tatin, berries. Coconut cream and a hint of lemon grass. It’s all pleasure.
Finish: rather long, with stewed apples and creamy toffee. Still some coconut.
A very creamy Glenburgie with rich, bold fruit flavours. Great surprise: easy-to-drink with above-average complexity. You can’t be against this. Around € 100 from The Whisky Exchange.