Friday 11 May 2018

Glenburgie 1997 Cooper's Choice (Sherry Cask) Review

Hi everyone,

Been mega busy with work at the moment, so although I’ve got a tonne of reviews in the pipeline, the pipeline might stay fairly full of reviews.
Glenburgie has growing in various people’s estimations recently, including mine, particularly from Sherry casks. So when I saw this one in a bar in the Netherlands, I knew to go for it.
Glenburgie 1997 Cooper’s Choice 46%
Colour: Amber
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Loads of cherry, sweet Sherry, malt under that, golden and black raisins, Macallan-esque. Cherry lip chewy sweets.
Taste: Sweet and soft, golden raisin and malt like a Macallan then rich cherry, some red apple, some ginger and oak coming in, good modern oak.
Finish: Medium length. More red apple and cherry, some dry oak, soft.
19yo, bot 2017. Sherry cask. With a little more mouthfeel this would be fantastic. Nice cask. More funk needed too!

Distillery: Glenburgie
Average Score: 78.3
Distillery Ranking: 16th/ 60 places
Up/Down: 21>16 (Up 5)

Thanks for reading!

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