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Overall rating
89.54/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB178038
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
08.10.1998
Bottled
22.10.2020
Stated Age
22 years old
Calculated age
22 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
900902
Number of bottles
271
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5060532809965
Added on
27 Feb 2021 9:58 pm by Hvdree
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.90

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38 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1998 ElD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.54 points

  1. Lakerfield did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Release price was around €150,-

    One good review from a well-known blogger shouldn't justify asking almost twice the RRP on the secondary market. And you shouldn't buy at those prices either, there's lots of other stellar 'Burgies out there at RRP.

    Don't be so obsessed with me, Gris :-)

  2. glenenz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In the beginning a bit closed, but once on the temperature I get yellow fruit such as melon, papaya, canned pineapple (metallic edge), ginger and vanilla.
    After a while it becomes a bit minerally and waxy à la Clynelish. What you smell is what you taste, so a very nice balance between the fruit, vanilla / ginger and the waxy / mineral side. In short, a very nice Glenburgie from this bottler.

  3. Gris did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from whiskynotes.be: 91/100
    (If the guy in the soccer jersey could stop whining, I'm only reporting the notes of a blogger whose tastes are closer to mine than Serge Valentin's and who remains a reference. But hey, he has the right to prefer Jim Murray's Bible which is a big joke)
    • Nose
      I’m struck by a rummy note, or even something of tequila at first. A kind of green fruitiness, but it fades rapidly. Over time this becomes more ‘yellow’, more tropical as well. Lime, melons, papaya and pineapple. Vanilla biscuits. Hints of scented candles and honeysuckle. A classic Glenburgie combo.
    • Taste
      excellent fruitiness, in between a mid-1970s BenRiach and these undisclosed Bushmills. Think pink grapefruit, guava, passion fruits. Fresh apricots and honey. Jellied fruits as well, and some very light grassy touches towards the end. Maybe candied ginger.
    • Finish
      long, still tropical, more on banana (with peel) and gentle oak spice.

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Soderberg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Close to some fruity and tropical bottlings by Ben Nevis or Clynelish. The nose is a little shy and the alcohol could be better integrated. Still very good
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly soft, buttery and tropical (coconut, passionfruit, papaya, to name a few). The edges are more rounded than some of the sister casks, and there's a deeper layer of tropical syrup that coats the soft wood spice harmoniously. Some candied ginger on the finish with spoonfuls of tropical fruit and cream.

  8. mjts93 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I agree with dram-drinker about the youth. I feel this would've benefitted from another 10 years maturing in the barrel. Overly "green" and unripe fruit. Good, not great. Another 10 years would've made it stellar

  9. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Steven79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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