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Overall rating
89.09/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB101706
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
08.10.1998
Bottled
27.03.2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
900900
Number of bottles
267
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky Exclusive
Added on
04 Oct 2017 4:05 pm by Mannoni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1998 ElD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.09 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      In the vein of a Clynelish for wax, with fresh fruit with citric accents, grapefruit and lime limit.
      Fine and mineral
    • Taste
      Fine and tangy, quite intense on the spices at the end of the mouth
    • Finish
      Hang on a bit in the final. Both citric and tannic. Long and bulky.
      Exotic fruits, apricot, creamy on spices, patience will be rewarded.

      Enthusiasm:
      Nose & Finale 4/5
      Mouth 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1997

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Waxy citrusy spicy, nice mangoes and more exotic fruits on the finish , excellent

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      malt
      a little wax
      fresh mixed fruits, lemon too
    • Taste
      bitterness, then malt, oaky, tannic in the mouth!
      spices a little sweet, on nutmeg, wood again, bitterness gives way to fresh fruit (exotic-orchard mix) with mango too
      some caramel, some dry grass
    • Finish
      whisky simple and fine at the same time, with a little vanilla, lemon, malt and fruit
      feeling of a very good blend very fine in fact.

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A dram that perfectly fits the road. Straight in his boots on the whole tasting. Not a great complexity but a real pleasure taste.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruits on peach and white-fleshed fruits. There is also some wax and some notes of precious wood.
      The woody barrel is also felt.
    • Taste
      Alcohol well integrated.
      We are always on the fruit of the orchard but this time the spices mingle with the dance. The wood is always there bringing a hint of bitterness. We perceive a subtle floral note.
    • Finish
      Nice length on spices as well as vanilla and vegetal woody.

  5. jujutoulouse scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Sum quite discreet, a nose on the apple, honeyed, on the palate we are on the same aromas with a fairly austere, even bitter oak

  6. matfrl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The palate improved quite a bit with aeration, it's almost as fruity as the rest now and the alcohol is better integrated than before. Scores one point higher.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Still those fleshy fruits, with a bit less pastry notes. Cotton candy, mango, fresh oranges. Very enjoyable.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Much better alcohol integration than before and nice continuity on mango, yellow peach and cotton candy.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still great, long, fruity, silky.

  8. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Only the palate's relative dryness would prevent me from going higher. My bottle's still almost full : should it change over time and gain more accessibility and alcohol integration on the palate, I certainly could up my score.
    • Nose
      90 90
      It's certainly very fruity, but in its own way. For instance, you could never mistake it for an early 90's Irish, because it's not the same fruity feeling we're talking about. It's kinda sweety - fleshy here, with obvious mango flesh, oranges and mandarines, but some more surprising notes of fresh strawberries as well, which are not common, and deserve praise. We're talking about a good "western" fruit salad here. Yellow peach. Some candy floss and icing sugar, with ideas of drier malty sides, can be felt as well. Touches of white balsamic vinegar. Great nose really.
    • Taste
      86 86
      We're not given the same accessibility or the same easiness of enjoyment here though. The arrival is quite hot, though the texture is great. More straightforward on oranges and white wine, with some flashes of strawberries or even raspeberries on further sips. That said, the malty side is much more prominent here and prevents the whole from feeling fresh and juicy, rather going towards a certain malty and alcoholic dryness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is actually a superb comeback as lachaineduwhisky said before me. It's very long with a great return on mango and various citrus skins.

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