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Glenburgie 2008 TOF

Overall rating
85.92/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB138418
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Old Friends (TOF)
Vintage
03.2008
Bottled
06.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
106/2008
Number of bottles
324
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
07 sep 2019 12:37 pm by Frieda K.
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.90

5 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 2008 TOF

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.92 points

  1. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Glenburgie, 11 years from an Oloroso Sherry Hogshead with 55.9% vol. as single cask bottling.
    Exciting whisky with flaws towards the end.
    • Nose
      88 88
      On the nose it was clear Werther's Original Caramel Bonbons, but something of a difference! Then you can feel the sharpness of the alcohol, vanilla, white chocolate, peanut butter. There is also some sandalwood, but mainly the candy side of the Glenburgie dominates. Somewhat one-dimensional, but very exciting.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Despite being reduced to 48% vol. sharp and strong. The mouthfeel is initially oily and characterized by peanut butter and caramel, popcorn, vanilla ice cream and a little mocha come through. However, an earthy note, which may come from the barrel, also characterizes the taste. Warm bread and white pepper towards the end.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium-length finish, peppery at first and then slowly fading to sweetness before adding a bit of bitter almond at the end. At the very end you taste something rubbery or musty. The taste does not come from the cork. My guess is that there is a slight flaw in the barrel that is causing this missing tone. It's a shame, that costs points.

  2. marmeladow scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tastings over a period of a good four months. very changeable impressions. Initially very closed, a lot of sulfur and old sherry casks and uncomfortably strong spiciness. With a lot of time in the glass, increasing air in the bottle and reduction to 46-48%, it is a good complex sherry whisky, but the finish is too weak for its price level
    • Nose
      85 85
      Mainly oak (old barrels) and sometimes too strong sulfur notes. Then dry, well-aged Oloroso, dried apricot, Seville orange, nutmeg. Rounder with time and water addition, sweeter with vanilla and ripe tangerines
    • Taste
      86 86
      very strong, oaky and peppery. With dilution it is tamer, rounder and easier to drink. Otherwise like Nose. I can also understand Malzbrenner's taste experiences well, except for the popcorn (I haven't "enjoyed" it in forever).
    • Finish
      80 80
      good medium length, very peppery and spicy, tart, drier and becoming slightly bitter. In the later finish partly unpleasantly burning with sulfur and barrel mustiness

  3. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Butze83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I just had this great whisky in a blind tasting and thought it was so great that I wanted to write at least a short review.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Great sweetness, the alcohol is noticeable but not negative
    • Taste
      90 90
      He keeps what he promised in the nose. A great cutie, some wood, trail mix.
      I would have estimated him to be 15-20 years.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and warm. Great whisky!

  5. butt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Someclear burnt notes in this whisky, coffee, rubber. Intense and powerful,nice dram
    • Nose
      87 87
      Burnt nuts, coffee, pure cocoa, rubber, red fruits, tobacco.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet honeydrop, licorice, very intense and powerful. Some red fruit, coffee, pure chocolate.
      Drying mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still very powerful and intense, licorice, sweet drop. Some coffee and bitterness. Pretty long some diesel and rubber now.

  7. Dexter606 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Raisins, vanilla, nuts, trail mix.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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