Douglas Laing Glenburgie Tasting Notes

Posted: February 16, 2012 in Glenburgie, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glenburgie 1997 (18 year old) 48.4%

Sherry/ Code: OLD0228/  Dist: June 1997 Btl: Aug 2015/ Tasted: Sept 2015

Quite herbal aromas with granulated sugar coated barley and hints of toffee and marzipan. Lightly fragrant but edgy with hints of lime and a late honey note.

The palate is fairly heavy on the toffee’d oak with thick barley and vanilla. A touch of coffee comes through on the middle along with some stewed fruit. Good, mineral finish, slightly mouth-watering with lingering barley.

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glenburgie 1989 (25 year old) 49.3%

Bourbon/ Code: OLD0160/ Dist: June 1989 Btl: Jan 2015/ Tasted: Feb 2015

Very appealing aromas of fresh and fragrant barley with hints of heather, citrus, grass, buttery oak and barley sugar. With time it becomes quite mature and slightly earthy.

The palate opens with a pleasant barley sweetness followed by apricot, orange and lemon. Unobtrusive oak adds weight and a little tannin. Long, lip smacking finish with the citrus returning and a lovely, lightly nutty and grassy after-taste.

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glenburgie 1992 (25 year old) 51.5%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead/ Code: OLD0452/ DL11772

Dist: Apr 1992 Btl: Jun 2017/ Tasted: July 2017

Edgy and citric on the nose with herbal barley and hints of honey, butter and coconut.

The palate is slightly cardboardy with soft barley, buttery oak and citrus. Long with lingering barley and citrus.


Douglas Laing Provenance Glenburgie 2008 (8 year old) 46%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead/ Code: PRV1241/ DL11531

Dist: Jun 2008 Btl: Nov 2016/ Tasted: Apr 2017

Aromas of slightly industrial barley, white fruit, unsweetend pineapple and a touch of honey.

The palate opens with some subtly toffee’d oak and barley, which makes it more appealing in the mouth. Still the barley has a hard edge and it’s a bit short and mineral with the oak returning on the after-taste.


Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Glenburgie 1995 (16 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2142/ Dist: Apr 1995 Btl: Feb 2012/ Tasted: Feb 2012

A sweetly spiced nose, liberally sprinkled with castor sugar with hints of botanicals and honey. Pleasantly clean with some underlying oak, which becomes creamier as it envelops the nose.

The palate opens with the creamy/ milky oak; flecks of honey and spice are interwoven. The sweets builds and becomes quite confected. Pleasantly deep, if a bit straightforward with a long, sugary-sweet finish.


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