Glenburgie 17 (SMWS 71.42 – Sinbad preparing for a journey)
Cask Type: Refill Ex-Sherry Gorda
Outrun: 750 Bottles
Nose: Fish oil capsule (The smell when you sniff a bottle of fish oil pills), funky, cinnamon, orange, cherry jell-o, cola syrup, ginger, roasted walnut, malt biscuit, sharp ethanol.
Palate: Hot, chili flakes, medicine capsule note, nutty, cinnamon heart, ginger, red raspberry, dark chocolate, orange peel, charred wood.
Finish: Medium finish, worn leather, mineral.
Tasted blind as I just grabbed a random sample, the SMWS code means nothing to me as I have no idea what it is.
Dove into the nose, WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS!? IT smells exactly like the capsule smell of a bottle of fish oil, weird. Diving past the weird funky note reveals some sherry cask notes. On the palate its more or less the same as the nose, but packs a huge punch of spice on the entry, carried throughout to the finish.
Overall a solid whisky, if you can enjoy the funky notes, personally not the biggest fan, but it’s got good complexity and depth.