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Glenburgie 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.30/100
votes
216
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

€ 51.22

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Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 15-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.30 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. tarax69 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Pear soda and milk chocolate. Hint of broth.

    Taste: Lacks fullness. Diluted Caramel Frappuccino. Iced coffee.

  5. aquataste scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

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    • Nose
      Light, sweet, malt, varnish, ripe apples, pears, plums, slightly creamy and citrus, vanilla, honey, slightly mineral in the background
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly peppery, malty, green fruit, vanilla, and honey
    • Finish
      Short, bitter chocolate

  6. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Sweet smell of malt, cloves, cinnamon, and some tropical fruits, coconut butter (prominent), dried peaches, and the last part is fresh oak. There are no obvious shortcomings, I even kind of like this smell.

    Drink: The body is obviously watery, and the aroma is very similar to peach oolong tea, but if you sip it, the alcohol and oak aroma will be obvious, and the final rhyme will become bitter.

  7. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  8. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  10. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 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

  11. 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!

  12. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Dionysus scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Rom scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    The nose leaves in fruity and floral directions. I feel pell-mell exotic fruits, custard with almond and a hint of rose and lavender.
    After this beautiful introduction the mouth is a little ethical unfortunately ... The texture is watery. This malt is seriously lacking in size and power despite the wood structure that a little mouth.
    The finish is very short on some almonds and tannins.
    Pretty little interest finally.

  15. Erik1908 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is part of a few samples of Glenburgie which I got. I guess at 40% abv this one might be the weakest. Nose is promising, but in the taste nothing really happens. No worries, one down 3 to go.

    I would say a nice summer whisky. Nice, fruity and sweet. But do not expect too much of it.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. thijs100 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    While the nose is pretty pleasant, this struggles to reach 80 points in my book. Bit disappointing after a promising start.
    • Nose
      Very light and somewhat tame, but fresh and fruity with a certain maturity. Hints of green apples, also milk chocolate, a touch of honey and vanilla custard. Getting sweeter over time.
    • Taste
      Sweet to start, but also somewhat bitter and fairly spicy. The mouthfeel is pretty thin also. Sandalwood, tobacco. Not much left of the fruitiness.
    • Finish
      Notes of saw dust, pepper and bitterness. Medium in length.

  17. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  18. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion, the most nuanced of the 3 expressions. It's also my favorite of the 3. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than the others, but the nose and palate offer more. Not bad for only 40%ABV.
    • Nose
      Nag-champa, caramel and mixed-fruits (peaches, raspberries, and dried papaya), light baking spices and honeysuckle, and a soft fade of toasted oak and earthy vanilla.
    • Taste
      Toasted oak and barrel char, dried fruits and honeyed-malt, and soft cinnamon and cordial-soaked cherries.
    • Finish
      Citrus peel and nectarines, soft oak tannins, and a softly fading floral fruit spirit.

  19. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Inoffensive, sweet-fruity and honeyed. A highly modern type of whisky I reckon. Enjoyable nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Blanched ripe apples, vanilla sugar, custard pie, banana bread, and a touch of coconut.
    • Taste
      Toffee, apple compote, and orange liqueur. Sweet overall, with a tiny backdrop of oak tannins. Fresh-fruity undertones of caramelized honeydew and ripe pears.
    • Finish
      Medium-short. Peach iced tea with artificial sweetener and Werther’s Originals.

  20. Defeatless scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A bit middle of the road, but too bitter imho. Also heavily chill-filtered and strongly colored. They could have put it better here.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, fruity, some pears on juice, some vanilla. This is everyone's friend. Great nose, but not a topper.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Oops, tie thin. Some sweet, but also a bitterness. The fruity from the nose is therefore very much compromised. You actually do not taste much more than some sweets and a bitterness.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length. In the beginning pretty nice, pears on juice comes back. But the bitter tones then take over, that does not take long though.

  21. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The nose is quite interesting (especially if it has been standing for a while) but then it gets less.
    Certainly not a dirty dram. It is a bit flat but it is a nice round dram.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Soft, sweet, apple, pear, little citrus, caramel / fudge
    • Taste
      81 81
      in the extension of the nose ... especially fruity with apples and pear. Then slightly light bitters.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short and slightly bitter.

  22. Nickolaas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Applejuice, pearcandy, a bit minty, winegum, vanilla, a bit minerally, citrus
    • Taste
      80 80
      Vanilla, some orchard fruits, a bit bittery
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium, bourbonbitter, oaky

  23. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  24. fgg scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose promises more than the taste can make. Nice slip-on, not a high flyer.
    • Nose
      85 85
      If you immediately put the nose in it, it seems the first best blend, give it time and it will be fruity. Some apple and pear, also a tropical atmosphere in the background. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is also overflowing with vitamin C: the apple and the pear are clearly coming back. Furthermore, there is not much happening and it is a bit flat, will also come from the ABV of 40%.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Finish: Short and flat.

  25. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N- Rising citrus, grainy and pepper nuance, with black tea, dark pu-er and boiled herbs. Sandalwood, caramel and dried fruits in the middle that evolved to quite special unusual gamey roasted duck, well savoury and spiced, sour plum jello, orange sauce with arousing oily palm skin and chocolate. (89/22)

    P- Active oak, sandalwood rushes in with cigar, cedar and tea-ish tannin. Dried fruits with well behave sweet herbs on the forefront, get sweeter and fat overtime. (86/20)

    F- Medium, plum, orange caramel, lasting peppery, sticky and grainy with oak linger. (86/20)

    Body/Balance- 87/21

    Weighted Rate- 83pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Rising citrus, grainy and pepper nuance, with black tea, dark pu-er and boiled herbs. Sandalwood, caramel and dried fruits in the middle that evolved to quite special unusual gamey roasted duck, well savoury and spiced, sour plum jello, orange sauce with arousing oily palm skin and chocolate. (89/22)
    • Taste
      P- Active oak, sandalwood rushes in with cigar, cedar and tea-ish tannin. Dried fruits with well behave sweet herbs on the forefront, get sweeter and fat overtime. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, plum, orange caramel, lasting peppery, sticky and grainy with oak linger. (86/20)

      Body/Balance- 87/21

      Weighted Rate- 83pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  26. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice full whisky with unfortunately only 40%
    • Nose
      82 82
      Aromas of apples, pear, blackcurrant, honey, vanilla, herbs, caramel and oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Full and refined, oak is present, spicy, caramel, vanilla. Yummy!
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is medium, sweet, spicy, oak and vanilla.

  27. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Spices, honey, dried fruits, leather, furniture polish, cake, allspices, red apples, duchess pear, caramel notes on nose.

    Furniture polish, vanilla, spices, cream, caramel, toffee notes on palate.

    Middle finish with spices, vanilla, oak cask, toffee and licorice notes.

  28. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Glenburgie at a good price, which is a rarity.
    • Nose
      Lot of fruits, especially apple. Citruses, malt and marzipan.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Ginger and white pepper. Apple, mandarin and white chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  29. Sonett scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  30. SVWRamius scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  31. SVWRamius scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Yes, where does the taste of Ballantines, one of the most successful blends, come from? This is exactly what we want to show right now by honoring us with 15-year-old Glenburgie, one of the components of the Ballantine. Unfortunately, we do not often have the opportunity to try the Glenburgie as a single malt. That's too bad. Because this 15 year old is crying out for more. The maturity in sherry casks is clearly reflected in the orange flavor, which meets us here again and again and sometimes reminds with one of his honey sweetness of tangerines for Christmas. The whole thing is very balanced and coherent.
    • Nose
      Summery fruity, orange, tangerine.
    • Taste
      Mild, tasty, honey, white chocolate cream, orange and tangerine, apple.
    • Finish
      Medium long and mild, after a while comes some oak and farther away some smoke.

  32. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  33. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  34. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty drinkable and OK, just the ginger aka alcoholic burning and slight bitterness in the end are probably to be disliked
    • Nose
      Malty, dry hay, citric, apples, peaches, honeydew - pretty OK
    • Taste
      Oily, malty, ginger, fruity, apples, pears, subtle sweetness, hints of oak wood
    • Finish
      Medium long, little burning, zesty, peppery, ginger and some bitterness in the end

  35. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  36. michevinyl scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  37. michevinyl scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice and quite nice but something missing.
    • Nose
      Nice scent, apple, marzipan
    • Taste
      Fruity, sweetness, seasoning, apple. Do not live up to the smell, feeling a little tame.
    • Finish
      Long sweet fruit, orange marmalade.

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