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Overall rating
88.66/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB162419
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1995
Bottled
05.02.2020
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
6347
Number of bottles
543
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613076952
Added on
22 Jul 2020 8:26 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 218.94

24 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1995 GM

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.66 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. aspa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    nose
    Soft, subtle sherry. Powerful without alk in the nose. Oak and old wood. Slightly musty but at the same time sweet and spicy. Interesting combination. The barrel certainly had a strong effect here.

    taste
    Very powerful, with a mouth-filling taste, great sherry that is both spicy and sweet. Soft and supple despite the strong acceleration. Dark fruits, raisins, cinnamon, and caramelized sugar.

    Exit
    The typical slightly sweet sherry flavors stick in your mouth for a long time. It's still a great match between spicy and sweet.

    Conclusion
    A delicious sherry bomb that seems to be dominated by the barrel, but that doesn't matter because the result is tasty and tasty.
    N-88, T-90, F-88 for delicious 89 points
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    strong oak (old oak), spicy, not too marked sherry, very sweet caramel and a little cola, on sour candies, a slightly vegetal and toasted grain return which gives it lightness.
    mouth:
    tannin, mold, very present wood, a little bitterness on cooked almond, then cooked fruit, macerated and sweet, on cooked mango and orange zest, malty return, alcohol takes effect here, the peppery spices all at once and praline
    final:
    oaky, fruity macerated almost maderized even, as on wine cooked in syrup, a little of the very sweet cola that comes back.
    (9.2)

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very sherried, but I struggle to find signs of the Glenburgie spirit.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Really a lot of sherry: ripe figs, plums, cherries, sour espresso, a dash of brandy. There are some warm woody notes, but they barely assert themselves against the juicy, jammy, "wet" first-fill aromas. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have pegged this for a 24-year-old in a blind tasting. Seems younger. Pretty shy without water. With time, American oak (almonds, marzipan) and a fragrant floral note join in, and it improves somewhat. I had it at 85 initially, but with some breathing time we creep up to 86. With water, it improves again - the sherry recedes, the florals increase - and we reach 87. I'm settling for the middle here, though.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Yeah, not too sure about this one. There's a sour, musty, winey wood influence in there that I'm not crazy about. Also some spiky tannins (gets a bit peppery). The Oloroso (?) residue in the cask also leaves a bitter impression, like over-brewed coffee. Too abrasive for me undiluted... With water, it barely improves. Sour/bitter, with a lot of mint and a cloying mouthfeel. Still seems way younger than 24. Not much going on besides the sherry. To my mind, there are a ton of younger (and more affordable) generously sherried malts out there that do the trick better. At this price, it's a hard pass.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Tart, sour, sticky. Liquorice and cola.

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Suevia scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A well made, sweet "modern" sherry whisky. However, there is not a lot of character and depth of flavor, could have been any distillery.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pleasant nose with christmas cake, dried prunes and figs, cinnamon, clove, mentholated oak
    • Taste
      84 84
      linear in taste to the nose. There now is a rather cloying sweetness overpowering most other flavors. Oak, dried fig, star anise
    • Finish
      86 86
      middle long, again the sweetness, liquorice

  7. sengaia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is all about the sherry, with little room for anything else. On the plus side, the sherry is very clean with no sulphur or excessive dryness. Especially on the nose this is really pleasant and inviting. The palate is good but also simplistic given the age. Water helps but it doesn’t reveal new dimensions.

    This is good sipping whisky but overpriced for what it offers. Then again, well aged whisky from good sherry casks is becoming rare enough that who knows what this is worth to anybody.

  8. MacMalt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  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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