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Overall rating
87.42/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Feinkost Reifferscheid (FR)
Bottling serie
The Whisky Embassy Bonn - Invention Series
Vintage
15.06.1995
Bottled
12.02.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
6520
Number of bottles
208
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
Auflichtmikroskop - Robert Hooke ca. 1665
Bottled for
25th Anniversary of Whisky Retailing
Added on
01 Apr 2018 11:17 am by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1995 FR

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.42 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    beautiful herb spicy elegant malt, wax, flowers and oak - very clear and clean - beautifully matured and despite 57% very good without water edible. Rather retro style profile of the flavors - but then the clean clarity of a modern Malts - the best of both worlds - no overpainting but very interesting. All in all, I like it very much. I like it very much. Who has a problem with bitter substances - should rather keep away from it.
    • Nose
      old but light oak, a bit dusty with beautiful teenagers, geranium leaves, crystallized flowers, roses, gerbera blossoms, warm milk with honey - fine noble flower nectar, sweet-and-sourly well-woven lemon, apple jelly
    • Taste
      subtly sweet, beautiful noble tart oak note with a pleasant waxy note, a bit dusty, much more oak, light furniture markings, dried flowers, jasmine tea, very nice texture, delicate astringent, delicate spiciness - looks very noble - a little one-dimensional, but here it is not annoying that what he can, he can very well
    • Finish
      full-bodied and long - wax, nut flour, cocoa, walnut shells,

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2018] I had this dram during a Jim McEwan tasting in Bonn as a starter into the evening...

    ...and it started very well. This is an easy-going whisky from an almost exhausted cask that still had enough to add to create a fine and subtle malt after 22 years. It is maybe not the most impressive Glenburgie but certainly a delicate and quaffable one...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers a delicate Traditional Scotch profile that is not impressive but very subtle. Fine malty, fruity, honeyed and spicy aromas create a balanced mix without any off-note. It seems the cask was near the end of its lifecycle but still it supported the maturation with dignity.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is about as subtle as the nose with fine barley sugars assisted by floral, fruity and herbal flavours before finally the spices jump in. After some chewing shy milk chocolatey flavours show up. Water releases more aromas in the nose and flavours on the palate - I think it is mandatory here to improve the tasting enjoyment (this is good for two additional points in my book). I like this dram best at around 45% abv.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The whisky arrives warming and coating on the palate with a minor drying moment that is not distracting. The finish is of medium length and adds an astonishingly salty touch for a Speyside dram. But I like this! Again a minor drying feeling (cardboards) towards the end but this is nicely framed by the saltiness.

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Sweeter and darker than most other over-20 BC Burgies, very interesting and complex. First of all, I get charcoal - you almost think you notice a little (wood) smoke. Then cinnamon and chocolate, grapes, slightly bitter blood orange, a slightly mineral aspect (slate and limestone) and subtle but noticeable barrel flavor. Somehow also something salty / meaty / savory with it, which is totally atypical, but increases complexity. Alcohol is perfectly integrated and hardly noticeable. Already great without water. With water it becomes rounder, sweeter, creamier again, now there is hazelnut and almond cream (or do I smell a croissant with peanut butter?). A big movie theater.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Spicy onset, then sweet and sour, with a nice fruitiness in the middle (sweet grapes, sour kiwi) before it becomes significantly darker, more spicy and chocolatey towards the end. I get cinnamon and / or nutmeg here and almost a tobacco association. Doesn't necessarily need water; if you add something anyway, the first part of the flavor development flattens out, and curiously it gets hotter / peppery at the back. Although the nose gains another tick with H2O, I would advise against adding water.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Straw / hay, again nutmeg, white pepper, tobacco, a dash of blood orange mixed with grapefruit, dry (and also drying the mouth) oak.

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. craide scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very fine, delicious malt. Not highly complex, but age and maturation leave a very noble impression that is absolutely convincing. Good thing I still have a whole bottle of it.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Gentle, soft on the nose, hardly noticeable alcohol. Noticeably well integrated. Slightly woody notes with wax, honey sweetness and a fruity, sour citrus-grapefruit note. Slightly grassy in the background, some sweet malt and spices of cloves, nutmeg, marzipan and a little mint. Everything looks very dignified and sophisticated without being too complex.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Peppery spice, slightly tart and malty, wax and the spices get through well again, a little milk chocolate, the chocolate turns into a slight bitterness which is not disturbing at all. Great contrast to the wax and oak notes. Great malt where the fruit notes are not the main focus.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish, nut, slightly bitter after cocoa, espresso,

  6. domani scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very exciting whisky with intense oak and bitter notes, the texture is changeable and sometimes the best. From oily to dry to sticky on the palate, everything is available. Water makes it more pleasing but not better - 02/23/2020
    • Nose
      87 87
      Candle wax, old dusty wood, reminds me of the smell of church pews, citrus aromas, vanilla, the wood note dominates

      With water, the lemon becomes fresher, fruity and sweeter, but everything remains under the guise of the wax note
    • Taste
      86 86
      First on the bitter side, then comes a sweet broad side, very oily texture, briefly very peppery, spicy, oak, becomes very dry and brings back the bitterness

      With water the sharpness gives way a little bit intensifies the bitterness, it becomes soapy and waxy and somewhat chemical in a positive sense
    • Finish
      87 87
      Just

  7. Vallado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Very oaky, dusty, spicy, floral, some honey, yellow apple, light acidity
    • Taste
      89 89
      "Semi-dry" - much sweeter than expected, but no honey, more syrup / malt sweetness. Again dominating oak, also some floral notes, slightly peppery spiciness and a kind of "peeling plants" (like softening branches and flowers in water)
    • Finish
      87 87
      long finish, bitter, slightly chalky-salty

  8. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    He needs a lot of time and air for me. Without water he is too hot for me. With water comes significantly more fruit sweetness and teenage, but also wood and bitterness.

    With a lot of water is the drink good for me and would get 88 points. Without water I have to deduct.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Seasoning, cereals, dark dried fruits, nutmeg, furniture polish, grated lemon zest, malt, white pepper, plum syrup, clove, green pine needles, marzipan
    • Taste
      87 87
      hot, spicy, tingling, tannins, light sweetness, getting dry, wild honey, pepper, strong dark chocolate, burnt matches, slightly bitter
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium long, dry, slightly bitter, sweetened black tea

  9. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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