Glenburgie 10 Gordon & MacPhail [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/bradbobaggins for this mystery dram. Mysteries, in and of themselves, are a good way to get your feet back on the ground. Add to that they are fun, and you have a good time where the chances of guessing what you’re drinking are typically reserved for some of the best and brightest amongst us, of which I’m still working on. Then there are mysteries that… Continue reading Glenburgie 10 Gordon & MacPhail [MYSTERY]

Glenburgie 18 Old Malt Cask Hunter Laing

I’m a bit behind on my reviews. Which bothers no one more than myself. A few months ago now the Toronto Whisky Society brought out a pair of selected whiskies. Last year there were people who asked a simple question: Could we have a less expensive version, please? This wasn’t easy for me to swallow. Not that I’m super rich. I’m not, really. But the… Continue reading Glenburgie 18 Old Malt Cask Hunter Laing

Glenburgie 1999 Asta Morris

Recently there was a nice Toronto Whisky Society tasting in which a private whisky owner shared an interesting group of whiskies with a group of us. When Glenburgie 1999 Asta Morris came out, immediately everyone noticed the colour. Yes, I know, normally colour is to whisky as the colour is to a car. Sure, it’s nice and adds to the overall style, but typically it isn’t the… Continue reading Glenburgie 1999 Asta Morris

Event Recap: 2018 Vintages Tasting

This past weekend, we had a chance to sample some fantastic independently bottled whiskies from a private collection. Like last year’s event, the tasting was led by Igor of Heads & Tails, who regaled us with tales of drinking with Malt Maniacs, master distillers and whisky royalty, while providing insight into the bottles we were enjoying. This year’s theme was ‘whisky with a twist’ and … Continue reading Event Recap: 2018 Vintages Tasting

Glenburgie 27 1983 Signatory Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for this sample! If you’ve been following either my reviews or more importantly, /u/devoz‘s reviews on reddit, you’ll notice a distillery that sounds like it was made up by a show in which a man describes all the women he dated to his kids, Glenburgie. So far devoz has been the main dealer for all of my Glenburgies. He understood the ebb and flow… Continue reading Glenburgie 27 1983 Signatory Cask Strength

Glenburgie 21 1995 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength (Cask 6346)

Thanks to someone for this dram. I can’t exactly remember whom. I think /u/devoz. So far I’ve only ever had Glenburgie from Independent Bottlers. Thus I have to wait and see for an original bottling. However it’s time to try a different IB again. Gordon & MacPhail started as a South Street retail shop. They sold local produce and exotic commodities from around the world. Not… Continue reading Glenburgie 21 1995 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength (Cask 6346)

Glenburgie SMWS 71.43 “Sweet and spicy with a savoury kick”

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing this one with us. Glenburgie. That distillery that we don’t hear too much about that so far, I’ve been impressed by. Granted I’ve only had 3 offerings, all at cask strength, chosen by independent bottlers. Under those situations, we hope that almost any distillery could pump out two, or even three good, great, or even excellent casks, given enough time. And yeah,… Continue reading Glenburgie SMWS 71.43 “Sweet and spicy with a savoury kick”

Glenburgie SMWS 71.41 “Curious and intriguing”

It’s an odd situation to talk about an up and coming distillery. On the one hand, reviewers are a bunch of vain people who think everyone reads them. I, myself, am amongst this group, and you can thank god for that. Our vanity is fuelled by reviewing whiskies we enjoy to say “Hey, someone else made something and I, someone you trust, reviewed it, so… Continue reading Glenburgie SMWS 71.41 “Curious and intriguing”

Glenburgie SMWS 71.42 “Sinbad preparing for a journey”

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing a dram of this one. I’ve been told I need to check out this distillery, Glenburgie more. So since I’ve caught up on some other drams, why not it? Stopped by devoz’s place to have a couple drams and hang out, and he ended up saying I needed to try this dram. Like, I NEEDED to. So I agreed to it. Twist… Continue reading Glenburgie SMWS 71.42 “Sinbad preparing for a journey”

Glenburgie Archives 1995

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. As many of you have seen, there’s some holes in my posts. And by holes, I mean that I’ve done over 1117 reviews and some distilleries have slipped through. I mean, I’m actually human, contrary to some of the popsicle stick body part rumours that are out there. One of the many distilleries I’ve missed is Glenburgie. No, this wasn’t made… Continue reading Glenburgie Archives 1995

Review: Archives Glenburgie 21 Year Single Cask

Glenburgie 21yr IB (Archives 1995) – Review  21 years Bourbon hogshead 54.1% ABV   Glenburgie is one of the lesser known Speyside distilleries, despite not being widely known it produces over 4 million litres/year. The profile of the Glenburgie single casks I have tried in the past have been rather bold and interesting, hoping this one continues the trend.   Nose: Peaches, vanilla custard, apples, floral, … Continue reading Review: Archives Glenburgie 21 Year Single Cask

3 new-to-me distilleries! Glenburgie 10, Balblair 10 and Glen Grant 1996, all bottled by Gordon & MacPhail

I haven’t had any of the 3 distilleries below before, despite having minis/samples from them for a while now. decided to review them all together. Glenburgie 10 Gordon & Macphail – 40% This is a mini I bought in Scotland at a bottle shop in edinburgh. Since we were limited in our weight flying from scotland back to mainland europe, we went the route of … Continue reading 3 new-to-me distilleries! Glenburgie 10, Balblair 10 and Glen Grant 1996, all bottled by Gordon & MacPhail