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Overall rating
88.47/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB132097
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
10.12.1998
Bottled
23.01.2019
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
751403
Number of bottles
246
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 May 2019 9:47 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 162.35

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24 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1998 ElD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.47 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In the nose a little modest, but again a lot of fruits, tropical fruits to be more specific. But with a clear hint of smoke and licorice, which I've never encountered before in a Glenburgie.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple. Also a whiff of bonfire smoke on the background. Then suddenly washpowder. With some water more sweet notes, vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty strong, pepper. Sweet and fruity, tropical fruits, orange, also a hint of licorice. Peach now, and pineapple. Honey. With a little water a whole heap smoother.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still rpetty strong, again a whiff of smoke, with some licorice. And some fruitiness. Pretty long finish.

  2. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Classic 90's Glenburgie malted notes, with honeyed almonds and chocolate oranges. Surprisingly smooth and easy drinking given its high ABV.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Malty nutty with some nice exotic fruits in the background

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. LordBellamy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    with water: it goes better, the pineapple gets stronger, pear and apple are added, significantly fresher, surprisingly there is a little campfire smoke in the finish

    Conclusion: somewhat disappointing, closed, lack of complexity for old age
    • Nose
      83 83
      oh, at the beginning it is very closed in the nose, vanilla, pineapple, apricot, good oak / pencil abrasion, alcoholic, herbs, subtle coconut cream, later orange and lemon
    • Taste
      85 85
      here is much more pleasant, oily, herbs, vanilla, honey, subtly tropical fruits
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium length, lots of vanilla, herbs, strong oak, some fruit

  7. Casketje scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dexter606 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Really nice malt with tropical fruits, pleasant waxy, oily. Honey, delicately spicy oak.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, oak, apricot, pineapple, coconut, herbs. Somewhat closed. It gets better with the addition of water.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Wax, honeycombs, flowers, butter, apricot, pineapple, coconut and spicy oak. Alcohol super involved.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long with clear oak, spices. Dry. At the very end some leather and tobacco.

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