Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
William Cadenhead Green Label
Stated Age
26 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
46.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 dec 2018 1:59 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 206.11

6 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Burnside 1991 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.16 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Delicate, pear liquor. Absence of wood, for an old malt. Rather smooth, it is more creamy, milky. Later, apricot jam.
    • Taste
      Fruity, suave, spicy, a hint of honey on the finish. Little lack of balance and a little astringency, the situation improves somewhat with patience.
    • Finish
      At the same time dry and fruity, beautiful length. Less and less dry and more and more fruity, in fact.

      Enthusiasm 3/5

      It has been close to 4/5 at times, but it lacks a little balance and watts maybe to get me completely off.

      Whiskey n ° 2063

  2. Luigisim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Rumoured to be a Balvenie blended with some Glenfiddich

  3. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    As good as ex-bourbon-matured malt whisky can be (at least below the 30-year-threshold).
    • Nose
      91 91
      Great from the get-go, with a near-perfect coexistence of minerality and fruitiness. Limestone, wet rock, beach sand, papaya, mango, lime, and grapefruit. Extremely elegant and refined. After a short while, you get an extra element of starched linen and waxed cloth, and it seems more oily and full now. Apart from that, it doesn't change very much with time and/or water. Perhaps it becomes just a bit more well-rounded and cohesive. It's also not mind-bendingly complex. Instead, it's simply very, very delicious and coherently straight-forward in the best of ways.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Spot on. Juicy attack devoid of any burn whatsoever, like a mouthful of freshly squeezed multi-fruit juice. And it gets fruitier from there on out, with cascades of tropical flavors rolling in waves across the palate. All this is supported and held in check by the aforementioned minerality, along with a soft and understated bitterness. Immaculate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The fruits recede gradually, yet swiftly. Perhaps the finish could be just that tiny bit longer and more persistent in its sweet/fruity aspects. In the end, the tartness wins out, but the waxy aspect also lasts for quite a while. Though there may be room for an even higher ceiling, this is undeniably a high-quality experience.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Vanilla, spices, good sweetness, pears, peaches
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Decent matured speyside, very sweet and fruity, quite balanced.
    • Taste
      Sweet and a lot of fresh grapes, well balanced again, a lot of toffee
    • Finish
      Old style toffee.


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