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Overall rating
88.63/100
votes
68
Whiskybase ID
WB137105
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

€ 166.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1992 CA

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 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. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Not convincing on the nose but really OK on the palate
    • Nose
      86 86
      Olive oil, cooked vegetables, cabbage, little kippery, little citric, green fruits, wet hay, little leafy hints
    • Taste
      91 91
      Little punchy, fruity, honey, peach, banana, subtle sweetness, apple, pear, mango, plum, little citrusy, spices, pepper, little ginger - really not bad
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm,. spicy, citrusy

  5. Tastingbros scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/05/16/yet-another-crazy-live/
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. ChrisE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. wako93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great malt. But dedication is also required here. Already pretty strong, closer to 90, possibly even 91.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Pretty fat at the beginning. Ordinary fruit bomb. Overripe peach, grilled fruit, pineapple + melon. Very subtle smoke aroma. It's not a peat, it's more of a grilled flavor. Subtle herbal aromas, reminiscent of thyme, lavender, herb garden in summer. Valuable, fruity olive oil, with a green note of apple and paprika. Accompanied by malty pastries - vanilla and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Initially rather cautious. But behavior means multilayered and complex rather than one-dimensional. Almost shy. Fruit then gradually come through. Mango, kiwi, apple. Very creamy, not as much spices or even smoke as in the nose. Very smoth and clean. Honey, agave syrup.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, becoming dry. First, however, broad side of fruit, sweetness, creaminess. Very strong finish.

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