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GLENBURGIE 23 ans 1995 20 Rue d'Anjou S.V 55,6%

Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 55405

In 2006, the number of stills at Glenburgie distillery increased from four to six. And yet the single malt it produces is above all appreciated by master blenders. Very rarely released in official bottlings, it is primarily available to independent bottlers. This very representative version naturally and authoritatively reproduces the exotic, floral, spicy and malty character found in the best Speysides. Combining a very fresh, youthful expression and stunningly mature complexity, it is a true ode to malted barley.

Profile: the refined initial nose is profoundly fruity (apple, walnut). Allowed to breathe, it becomes increasingly rich (rice pudding) and floral (peony, hyacinth). The noble attack is exotic (passion fruit, mango). The mid-palate is heady (lavender, lime blossom), before becoming malty and roasted (tobacco). The silky finish is then exotic (pineapple) and mentholated. The end of the palate is characterized by precious wood. Single Cask no. 6542 – Hogshead.

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  • Appearance : intense golden yellow.
  • Nose : full-bodied, refined. Full of freshness, the deep fruitiness of the initial nose is striking. Juicy apples, walnuts and white peaches take over the aromatic palette. Allowed to breathe, it becomes increasingly rich (rice pudding) and floral (peony, hyacinth). With lots of originality, it develops notes of tobacco, quince and curry. Next, black liquorice and spices (cardamom, clove) accentuate the feeling of depth and power that has gradually appeared.
  • Palate : distinguished, noble. The particularly exotic (passion fruit, mango, kiwi) attack deliberately takes the opposite stance of the nose. The extroverted, generous mid-palate is bathed in absolutely stunning heady florals (lavender, geranium, lime blossom). Then, with authority, the end of the palate returns to malty, roasted (tobacco, coffee) territory. All of these flavour sequences bring lots of vitality and nuance to the palate. Magnificent.
  • Overall : long, silky. At the start of the finish, new exotic fruits (banana, pineapple), mint leaves and bay leaf are deliciously left on the palate. Gradually, nuts (walnut, hazelnut, coconut) coat the taste buds in their delicately powdery tannins. The end of the palate is characterized by precious wood (sandalwood, lime blossom). The empty glass is gently malty, fruity (Mirabelle plum), slightly ashy and luscious (verbena).
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Founded in 1829 (or 1810 according to certain sources), the Glenburgie distillery has always been linked with the Ballantine’s blend and the Allied Domecq company. Since 1958, Glenburgie had the unusual feature of housing two Lomond type stills, which are very rarely used in the industry. They were replaced by traditional pot stills in 1981. Interestingly, its malt can also be found under the name Glencraig, in tribute to William Craig, a former director of production at Ballantine’s.

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Artist, Lands of Scotland, Malt Pedigree, Tartan, The Ten, Very Cloudy... all of these whisky ranges – composed of single malts and single grains – have one thing in common: they were all created by the team at La Maison du Whisky. They are the fruits of many decades of close collaboration with some of the most prestigious bottlers in Scotland. For some years the French importer and exclusive distributor of the classic ranges of well-known spirits producers, La Maison du Whisky was soon granted the very rare privilege of being able to complement these ranges with their own, bringing together two sets of expertise, two reputations and two complementary histories under one, single label.

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