Glenburgie 21 Year Old 1995 (Archives)
Cask Type: ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Colour: Light gold
Nose: Sliced pear, red and green apple, citrus peel, honey, floral, light malt, cereal, custard, oily caramel, pepper.
Palate: Apple, pear, dried apricot, malt, honey, oak, vanilla.
Finish: Long malty finish, pepper, ginger, touch of mineral and oak.
Tasted blind, prominent sliced pear and apples on the nose, followed by wonderful ex-Bourbon notes of honey, cereal, malt, and caramel custard, very rich and rounded. Big, bold flavour, hits you with honey apples, pear, dried apricot, along with malty and oaky notes, followed by a long finish with spice to kick things up a notch. Very interesting, it’s my first time trying a Glenburgie, and looking forward to more offerings from the distillery!