Overall rating
87.69/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB44980
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
06.11.1997
Bottled
07.2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
8568
Number of bottles
199
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613044647
Bottled for
van Wees
Added on
06 oct 2013 5:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.84

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83 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glenburgie 1997 GM

28 users have left 31 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.69 points.

  1. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Extremely successful Glenburgie! A barrel without a miss, complex and profound. Just enjoy! Van Wees at it's best.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Grass, honey and extremely fruity.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Hello!! This full-bodied, sweet and fruity greeting is simply brilliant - demands more!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, fruity finish!

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. greg_0277 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent value for money for a fruity whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
      Alcohol is present but leaves room for fresh fruit and a little vanilla which rounds off the whole
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fruit explosion from the mouth. A little aggressive. a more mineral side then develops
    • Finish
      87 87
      Rather, it is the minerality that predominates in this finish and a slight, slightly disturbing astringency.

  5. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Just simply great stuff, nice complex nose which takes a bit, tropical fruits and you also get the alcohol strength...but in the mouth just perfection, sweet and full with a whiff of smoke... Takes water nicely and opens up :) love it.

  6. Changename scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fresh/fruity whisky on the nose and pallet. Even more on the long finish, very nice!

  8. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Deep gold color, nose on vanilla, honey, spices, a touch of caramel, with fruit water appear in the bottom (peach, apricot). Powerful mouth, well integrated alcohol, creamy, honey, caramel, vanilla, pepper, quite greedy. Finale of fairly good length, peppery vanilla, with a little vegetal side less greedy. Well done but a little too marked by the bourbon cask and lacking fruit for my taste.

  10. Rom scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose raisins, spices, and a vanilla / almond combo that gives it a pronounced pastry side. The palate is thick, with a small dusty sensation, fruity freshness in attack and a slightly sweet roundness brought by vanilla and caramel. The finish is long on tingling with white pepper and honey. Not a fruitbomb but a good dram, greedy.

  11. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    its compex , balanced and the tropical flavour wave gives it some extra points

    90
    • Nose
      fruity,nice pears,lemon peels,sour cream,bourbon wood perfume,toasted bread with cow butter and mandarin marmalade
    • Taste
      strong, full bodied, some pepper, a touch of salinity, and then tropical fruits, quinces,peaches, pineapple, very nice and fruity
    • Finish
      after the topical fruit wave this beautiful dram fades away with some bourbon wood spicies and some green bananas

  12. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A lik
    • Nose
      Sweet, honey, caramel, citrus-zest, banana
    • Taste
      Full bodied, caramel, cream, sweet/honey, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, creamy

  13. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    One of my best Glenburgie so far.
    • Nose
      Waxy apples, lime, peach, honey and grass
    • Taste
      Strong, fruity, spicy: pineapple, green apple, vanilla, honey, grass, caramel and mint
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, fresh

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A ggod Glenburgie and the price/quality ration on release was also good.
    • Nose
      Definite coconut and vanilla notes along with pineapple, peaches & cream.
    • Taste
      Strong, potent with fruit & spices, pineapple and apple mixed in with dried fruits and peels.

      There is also a little camphor in the mix.
    • Finish
      Medium length, getting sweeter.

  16. Dram The Man scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  17. Kodos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  18. peathead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    At first I thought this was a real stunner but now the bottle is nearly half empty I notice that the whisky has changed quite a bit.  The fruitiness has almost completely gone.  What a pity!

  19. MY MALTS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet and pleasant ... Good 4 ml. Water to 1 cl. Whisky ...

  20. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Such a surprisingly active bourbon cask.
    Entertaining; strong sweet bourbon influences.
    In your face kinda whisky, not easy but intense.
    Lovely.

  21. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    surprising profile
    • Nose
      Mineral, on the nut
    • Taste
      Fat, very saline
    • Finish
      long

  22. Xstream scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  23. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  24. Toffie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    note: if the confectionery side was more discreet, as well as the ripe banana side that I forgot to mention; I would have given him a 89-90 / 100. But what is greedy. Excellent price-quality-pleasure ratio

  25. Toffie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fruity, confectionery, synthetic vanilla, creme brulée, zest, lemon, lime, melon, grapefruit.
    • Taste
      medium length on velvet. Lots of fruit and vanilla, very baking, sweet sap (white nettle juice). Perfectly melted integration of alcohol. The addition of water enhances the biscuity and malty side as well as a note of milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      gentian confit, peppered, fine bitterness very pleasant and extremely appetitive (with the zesty side as a bonus) so easy to drink;

  26. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    (note written at the opening of the bottle)

    Well present at the beginning of dram, but everything settles thereafter. Well done, and very very easy drinkable (bottle killed 9 people after opening, that's all!)
    • Nose
      A background of green apple and acid lemon. Very cool. Fresh and tart juice. Complex and evolving. A real basket of fresh fruits.
    • Taste
      Mouth very fruity (pear and apple), sweet, sweet. From the shell and hazelnut, baker's hints. Vanilla is present too.
    • Finish
      Slight salinity. Slow death of fruits.

  27. ducksingel scored this whisky 89 points Editor

    My first Glenburgie. A very nice introduction to this distillery. 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  28. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    87/88. Best Glenburgie I've ever tasted.
    • Nose
      Honey, apple, lime, toffee, pastry, vanilla cookie, banana, grass, beeswax, apricot, almond, tangerine and a whiff of motor oil. Rich nose!
    • Taste
      First lime, peach, vanilla, honey and grass. Then milk chocolate, caramel, cream, leather, smoke and eventually a little mint.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, lime, mint leave, macadamia nut and a bit of cream.

  29. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: spices, vanilla, some honey and fantastic bourbon fruits - melon and apple
    T: very full with fruits - exotic fruits, coconut, warming spices - pepper and a touch of (wood?) smoke
    F: medium drying with just great fruits and vanilla
    men, I love this whisky for it`s full bourbon cask influence....

  30. aby scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    this is from a perfect bourbon cask.

    Retasted this one after an Aberlour a`bunadh and it really stands out.  90p

  31. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Note on label
    Nose: toasted malt and vanilla aromas. Subtle fruits notes develop, grapefruit and melon with a soft herbal edge.
    Palate: peppery initially with watermelon and lemon flavours, A creamy milk chocolate edge lingers.
    Finish: long and fruity.

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