Bought – Whisky Galore, 25th November 2013
77/100 – Whisky Bible 2006
74/100 – Malt Maniacs (average from 7 reviewers)
I had to go back to 2006 to find a review in the Whisky Bible of this Gordon & MacPhail bottling of Glenburgie. It first appeared in 2004 so it was still quite new by 2006. When I checked my 2009 bible it was gone and by 2013 it was old news. Even when it gets a mention in 2006 it’s very short – “Chewy, with curious coal-smoke weight”. That’s hardly going to make you want to rush out and buy it!
Clearly I didn’t get this whisky because of its reviews but I’ve got a sneaky suspicion I’m going to like it. I’m definitely a Speyside fan, with leanings towards the unpeated, and fruity, which is exactly the house style of Glenburgie distillery.
When I do finally take a sip of this 10yo I’ll be comparing it to the Ballantine ‘Finest’ I bought back in August because the Glenburgie malt is used as part of the blend. Will I be able to spot it in the Ballantine? It will be interesting to see.