- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 24 years old
- First Fill Sherry Puncheon
- Number of bottles
- 56.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 22 Jul 2020 8:26 pm by Ras Mazunga
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Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1995 GM
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.66 points
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.
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.
The typical slightly sweet sherry flavors stick in your mouth for a long time. It's still a great match between spicy and sweet.
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
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.
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
oaky, fruity macerated almost maderized even, as on wine cooked in syrup, a little of the very sweet cola that comes back.
- Very sherried, but I struggle to find signs of the Glenburgie spirit.
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.
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.
Tart, sour, sticky. Liquorice and cola.
- A well made, sweet "modern" sherry whisky. However, there is not a lot of character and depth of flavor, could have been any distillery.
Pleasant nose with christmas cake, dried prunes and figs, cinnamon, clove, mentholated oak
linear in taste to the nose. There now is a rather cloying sweetness overpowering most other flavors. Oak, dried fig, star anise
middle long, again the sweetness, liquorice
- 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.