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Glenburgie 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.38/100
votes
198
Whiskybase ID
WB100564
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ballantine's Series No. 001
Bottled
21.03.2017
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Master Blender: Sandy Hyslop
Bottle code
LKRL 1059
Barcode
5000299613238
Added on
06 Sep 2017 6:22 pm by Candide

Average value

€ 48.69

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198 × member ratings

401 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 15-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.38 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A typical thinned out bottling with an actually interesting nose. Taste is thin, developing into pretty much nothing at all.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet and fruity, vanilla, caramel, pear, apple, grated coconut and quite some rounded spiciness (turmeric, ginger and a whiff of mint). Promising nose for a 40% abv bottling.
    • Taste
      76 76
      A rather thin mouthfeel, sweetish, some vanilla with a light fruitiness of the apples and pears from the nose, mildly dring wood. Not bad as such, just underwhelming.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Short: sweet vanilla and fudge gone in seconds, ending on a dry note reminding me of a Pilsner beer.

  2. The_Independent scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Interesting but quite unbalanced whisky. What I like best is the nose.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fully ripe yellow fruits - peach, melon, apricot, grape, pear. Honey, vanilla, freshly sawn wood, dusty paper, perfume.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oily, sweet, a little undefined. Cocoa, chocolate, and finally espresso. Aesthetic and very bitter.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Espresso and liquorice. Then flattening out and briefly sweet, fruity, chocolaty. Actually quite nice but somehow too thin.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      fresh and fruity, green apples, fudge, vanilly
    • Taste
      82 82
      honey, oat biscuit, baked apples
    • Finish
      81 81
      short, vanilla and bitter oak

  4. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. DistiLesha scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very cool whisky. No intrusive wood tones even in the finish. Although there is bitterness here, it is very delicate and rather complements the profile of this whisky. Water helps this whisky open up very well.
    N: 21 T: 22 F: 19 B: 23
    • Nose
      86 86
      Complex, some tobacco, mango, cumin, cereal tones
    • Taste
      86 86
      Interesting, bright, fruity-sweet, salty, mango, very elegant bitterness, enveloping and viscous honey sweetness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      pineapple, cayenne pepper, very fine oak tannins

  8. Gris scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    http://www.justanotherdram.com/notes/glenburgie-15yo-ballantines-series-001.html
    • Nose
      Ha ben, for once, I find that what is written on the box just hits ... Because most of the time I feel a lot except (almost everything) what is announced. I'm right in the pears, but then marked with strength eh! Apples in the background and a touch of vanilla and caramel. Very fruity, very sweet. Typically Speyside. A nose that will appeal to those who appreciate it rather sweet, even to those who thought they did not like whisky.
    • Taste
      Soft, fruity, very light. Again this is, I think, the right plan to introduce whisky to someone reluctant. Always a note of pears but we are mainly on cooked apples, not really an apple pie but we find biscuit notes. Grany style apple cookies. I really like.
    • Finish
      A fairly short finish, but just as sweet and fruity, on pears with a touch of very pleasant ginger. I valid!

  9. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. Dionysus scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

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