GLENBURGIE 1980 AGED 36 YEARS ~ LOWLAND, SCOTLAND
88/100 Whisky Base
It's a 36-year-old Glenburgie - whisky of this age from Glenburgie is seldom seen! This one was distilled in November 1980, aged in a refill hogshead and bottled in March 2017 with an outturn of 257 bottles. Rated 89/100 by Serge Valentine on WhiskyFun and 93/100 by Jim Murray in the 2018 Whisky Bible.
Nose - Seville orange marmalade, new leather, raspberry and hearty malt.
Palate - Allspice and a pinch of cumin, joined by waxy red apples and rolling tobacco.
Finish - Cracked black pepper, torn citrus peels, and crumbly pastry.
In 1825, farmers John and George Rate built and operated the distillery under the name Milton Distillery until it was licensed and renamed in 1837. Though it was transformed into a sawmill in 1853, the distillery eventually returned to its ‘natural state’ – and much-improved – state, becoming the redbrick Victorian masterpiece we know today.