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Overall rating
88.85/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1992
Bottled
08.2019
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
222
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Aug 2019 5:40 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1992 CA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2019] Glenburgie is one of the best blending malts (usually not as a blending base, rather to add delicious aromas and flavours to that base) and therefore Glenburgie distillery is the homebase of the Ballantine's product range, one of the best blends out there. There is a nice tasting room situated in the only remaining building of the old Glenburgie distillery - the distillery managers house but it is not open to the public, unfortunately. The new and expanded Glenburgie distillery was build just a few yards away from 2003-2006 and in a couple of years we will see if its malt is as good as the old one was...

    ...e.g., like this one. It is a wonderful old-style malt in the best tradition of Scotch that tastes like a condensed version of the most delicious old Ballantine's blends (this is a huge compliment!). No flaw, no off-note, no imbalance but a rich, complex and very interesting mix of aromas and flavours. But shy away all you modern style whisky lovers - this dram requires both time and effort to enjoy it...
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is pale gold and I use a big spheric blender's glass to nose this dram. The profile offers an interesting and delicious mix of aromas with fine exotic fruits and overripe peaches, a delicious herbal-spicy note with more than ten different aromas (I guess) and a fat oily-waxy impression. After some breathing very interesting floral aromas join in with both summer and autumn flowers. There are hints of manuka honey as well as machine oils and freshly polished old leather. This is very complex, nicely balanced and completely old-stylish without any off-note, simply great! I like it very much. By the way, out of a standard Glencairn glass this nose is a little less exceptional, I would rate it 91 points only.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is layered on exotic and home-grown fruits with molten barley sugars first followed by herbal-waxy impressions with a hint of smoke. Next are olive oils and pine needles before a tasty milk chocolatey flavour pops up. The wood adds some spices but stays shy in the background like the rhythm section in a rock band. Hey, this is a close to perfection mix of flavours in the best Scotch malt tradition. It is a pleasure to chew and explore this dram for minutes.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The initial mouthfeel is very charming and without any distracting moments. It covers instantly all of the mouth with a creamy and warming coating that I like. The finish is long and turns back to the first tasting impression of ripe fruits, great! Again there are no distracting bitter or drying moments until the very end of the finish, this dram was bottled at the perfect time. Water releases more grassy and herbal aromas in the nose and turns the taste flatter, I like the neat dram best.

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Many reviewers find this much fruitier than I did. I definitely wouldn’t say it’s tropical or even very fruity at all! Very distillate driven and I can’t recall a 27 year old malt being so naked. I would say very little cask influence. On one hand it’s flawless spirit, but on the other it’s not overly complex. I love the idea of this malt and applaud Cadenhead for releasing such drams, but this one just misses the mark for my taste buds. I actually find it a little better with a few drops of water.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A little sour and acidic, lemoncello comes to mind. Wheatgrass. Very gristy, all sorts of naked barley. Dried grass, ‘new oak’, a few waxy touches, dried oregano and canola oil. Fruits would be apricot, kiwi, yellow plum, gooseberry. Water brings out a waxy lactic note
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dried grass, eucalyptus, clean and fresh, runny honey and mead. Apricot, yellow plums, peach, kiwi, gooseberry. Becomes creamier with water.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Rather long, zippy, clean and fresh. Slightly floral, Mead, Beer hops, wheat, lemon and lime citrus forever, with a touch of mint. It’s great and clean distillate that belies it’s 27 years in the cask

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    [Sep 19 outturn tasting - quick note] Ah ! Here's our winner. Scores a temporary 89, but will be re-reviewed properly later on, since I bought a bottle. The best out of this outturn, in my humble opinion.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wowee ! In another league, at last. This is bursting with boiled sweets and pineapple cubes aplenty. This is as close as whisky gets to pineapple-flavoured Napoléons. Superb. A touch of passion fruit but mostly pineapple. A hint of incense maybe ?
    • Taste
      89 89
      Same vein, sligthly drier, pineapple-y still, green sour sweets.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, fresh, lemony.

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. funtik1975 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Неплохо но ,ожидал большего

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like the exotic fruits very much - the wood and herbal aromas are clearly too dominant for my taste, the glue is annoying - to find it really tasty I always have to taste the wood - find it overrated - the balance is wrong and the intensity is the same Missed notes do not rule out

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/102755/glenburgie-1986-gs
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/102898/glenburgie-1995-sv

    I like that much better - here I have the exotic fruit and dense texture without the soap
    • Nose
      87 87
      freshly poured, it stinks at first - with more time it becomes fruity - but an extreme green note with light glue always stays in the nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      heavy, thick, oily - super exotic fruit aromas but also sharp, intense green wood notes with chili and ginger - from time to time it even appears soapy - the herbal notes from the wood are so intense
    • Finish
      88 88
      herbal, spicy, lively and lively

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Hm, I expected a lot of this, but at first I did not like what I smelled. But this one needs some time, things really get much better.
    Still I miss the real "wow"-factor that others seem to have found in this whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Initially a very strange nose appears to me, sea weed, or even fishy? I'm not too enthusiastic, I must say... The magic trick in this kind of situations: give it some time. And it works, after some while things really get better.
      Some overripe fruits, peach, grassy, hay. A bit floral as well, and some prunes. Then more tropical fruits, pineapple.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Soft and smooth, yet a quite full taste. Grassy again, hay, and some sweet fruity notes, peach. A sour note underneath, lemon. And some caramel-like sweetness appears.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still very smooth, a lot of peach. Not too long. Later on some more sweet notes like honey and caramel.

  9. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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