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Overall rating
87.70/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
06.11.1997
Bottled
05.09.2018
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
Batch 18/095
Number of bottles
596
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Nov 2018 4:49 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 144.54

11 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1997 GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.70 points

  1. sengaia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This takes a while and some water to reveal itself, poor this when you have some time to give it and you will be rewarded. A classical sherry nose with dried fruits is followed by a palate which adds a few layers beyond this, adding leather and tropical fruits. The finish is the weakest part where you notice the oak a bit too much and you realize why it had to bottled now. Still, a well worthwhile dram.

  2. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: The nose is very full and voluminous right at the beginning. The alcohol is very well integrated. The scarcely 60% Vol. One hardly notices in the nose. From the glass ostensibly fully ripe bright fruits. Maybe even overripe pear over which just a lemon was also expressed. In addition, intense sweetness of raisins, which then highlight the dark side of the malts. For this I think of buttery cake dough. Overall solid, but no complexity bomb. Water helps the malt to open up, significantly increasing its complexity. I now find ripe apples, maybe even apple strudel. Dark chocolate is spreading.

    Taste: On the tongue, the Malt unfolds its full power and pushes forward with powerful steam. However, the flavors hide behind the strong alcohol content, so the malt dilute first. Very good with water. Sweet and full on the tongue. A pleasant oiliness is spreading. I think pastries, powdered sugar, apple strudel again with a decent hand full of raisins in it, a few bitter-spicy notes fit great in the sweetness. I can hardly find the acidity of the nose here anymore.

    Finish: Medium and intensely warming, honey sweetness, dark chocolate and raisins.

    Conclusion: This malt benefits enormously from the addition of water. While your nose is easy to handle without water, there's nothing in the mouth without water. He leaves a lot of room to experiment, because of the 59.9% Vol. A lot of dilution reserve is there. I added about 1.5 teaspoons of water from 3cl. It is interesting that the nose has an acidity reminiscent of lemon, which has apparently disappeared in the mouth. Overall a malt that wants to be explored, with which one should spend some time. But then you will be rewarded.

  3. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: The nose is very full and voluminous right at the beginning. The alcohol is very well integrated. The scarcely 60% Vol. One hardly notices in the nose. From the glass ostensibly fully ripe bright fruits. Maybe even overripe pear over which just a lemon was also expressed. In addition, intense sweetness of raisins, which then highlight the dark side of the malts. For this I think of buttery cake dough. Overall solid, but no complexity bomb. Water helps the malt to open up, significantly increasing its complexity. I now find ripe apples, maybe even apple strudel. Dark chocolate is spreading.

    Taste: On the tongue, the Malt unfolds its full power and pushes forward with powerful steam. However, the flavors hide behind the strong alcohol content, so the malt dilute first. Very good with water. Sweet and full on the tongue. A pleasant oiliness is spreading. I think pastries, powdered sugar, apple strudel again with a decent hand full of raisins in it, a few bitter-spicy notes fit great in the sweetness. I can hardly find the acidity of the nose here anymore.

    Finish: Medium and intensely warming, honey sweetness, dark chocolate and raisins.

    Conclusion: This malt benefits enormously from the addition of water. While your nose is easy to handle without water, there's nothing in the mouth without water. He leaves a lot of room to experiment, because of the 59.9% Vol. A lot of dilution reserve is there. I added about 1.5 teaspoons of water from 3cl. It is interesting that the nose has an acidity reminiscent of lemon, which has apparently disappeared in the mouth. Overall a malt that wants to be explored, with which one should spend some time. But then you will be rewarded.

  4. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. charly1 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Smell 87
    Taste 88
    Finish 87

  7. ruedi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Smell 86
    Taste 87
    Finish 86

  8. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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