Glenburgie 1998 16 YO Chieftain’s, 46 %

Glenburgie 1998 16 YO Chieftain'sAn independent bottling from Ian Macleod. The Glenburgie 1998 16 YO Chieftain’s was distilled in November 1998, matured in two hogsheads (cask #5002/5005), and bottled in July 2015. The total outturn was 1025 bottles.

The Glenburgie 1998 16 YO Chieftain’s is released for sale in Norway on December 15 at NOK 1100 (8136101).

Nose: A comfortable approach. This is a warm hug of a whisky. Softly, softly. Vanilla and rich fruit notes. Hard to pinpoint the exact aromas here, it is all a friendly blur.

Taste: Medium body and soft mouthfeel. The fruitiness is not as dominant on the palate. In fact, the same goes for the vanilla. A dash of toffee and a prickling of pepper.

Finish: Medium to short finish. It turns downright skinny in character very quickly. Watered down – mere shadows of caramel and fruit now.

Comments: A promising start wilting away to the ordinary.

Score (83/100)

– Thomas