A criminally underrated malt, Glenburgie has been active since 1810 and is one of the signature malts in Ballantine’s blends. Old distilleries may have the romance but they rarely have the efficiency, so the old distillery was demolished in 2003 to make way for a replacement which produces over four million litres of spirit per year. This expression is not an official one, instead being released by independent bottlers, Gordon & MachPhail. The only official release from owners Chivas Brothers has been a cask strength 17 year old. Go find!
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Butter, toffee, raisin milk chocolate, sherry and an earthiness with a sherbet note underneath.
Palate: Rich, voluptuous and a light earthiness with an Eccles cake element. Vanilla and dark chili chocolate with light spice to the finish.
Retails for around £40-45