Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 mar 2020 8:55 am by adamg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 184.03

15 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenburgie 1995 SV

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.35 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A classic Hogshead matured Glenburgie at the respectable age of 23 years. Not a dark monster like Signatory likes to put in the 'flower vase', but golden like it should be after 23 in Hogshead. Judging by the color it's probably a refill hogshead - at least it's not overdone.

    • Nose
      The first aromas from the glass are strong and fruity. They are ripe, juicy fruits, not green fruits, as is so often the case in bottlings that are too young. These are fully ripe, juicy apples, peaches and apricots. And then comes the vanilla, freshly scraped from the pod and sprinkled over a strong, tart chocolate mousse. The wood is present but is part of the chocolate notes and comes without bitterness and mustiness. A nice, mature aroma.
    • Taste
      The taste of this whisky has a nice creamy note, it is sweet and fruity. It's not a fake sugary sweetness, it's not a sweetener, but rather the mouthfeel of a sweetness contrasted with tart notes and a pleasant dryness. This shows that the age of a whisky is by no means irrelevant - age maters and has led to a harmonization of the aromas without weakening them or grinding them round.
    • Finish
      The wood with creamy chocolate lingers in the mouth, develops a dryness that is neither bitter nor strongly astringent.

      This is a nice hogshead whisky with good age. Nice to have a sample of this whisky that shows what a well-aged whisky from a hogshead can unfold in terms of complexity and beautiful aromas without being ironed down by an attached finish. This is a worthy bottling in the Cask Strength Collection. How nice it would be to be able to get such whiskys at a halfway realistic price in the future. This one, at least, is no longer available at such a price (no idea what it originally cost...).

  2. Jolemann scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet, oak, vanilla, floral, malty, plum, orange, cinnamon
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet, intense, oranges, applesauce, some oak, spicy
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium length - long, powerful but pleasant, sweet

  3. Danlow scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful drop with a lot of complexity! It's actually too early for urgent notes of my 3cl sample. But here are my (first) impressions anyway:
    • Nose
      91 91
      Quite ripe, light - sometimes red - fruit and slightly tropical fruit. Set and ripe! Light vanilla! The alcohol is almost imperceptible!
      The whisky partly reminds me of well-cooked apple compote or apple pie with cinnamon and vanilla from my grandmother. Splendid!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Various quality honeys (especially forest and blossom honey). Red apples, pineapple, mangoes and vanilla. There is a flower meadow in full bloom. Minimal (light) wood impressions.
      The whisky is oily and "heavy". It is reminiscent of old, good whiskys of the "old school".
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sweet, dry and lightly wooded. I've never had a whisky that squeezes such a waxy, oily and sweet honey load out the back! Wonderful!

  4. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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