Glenburgie 21 (K&L Signatory Vintage 1995/2016 Cask #6504) Review

This is a 21 year Glenburgie bottled by Signatory Vintage as part of K&L’s recent selection. It was matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead and bottled at 55.3% ABV.

Nose: Cinnamon and bright citrus notes with a heavy underlying nail polish remover note along with some fresh bread.

Palate: Baking spices, soapy bitterness attributed mostly to the heavy oak influence, little to nothing else for me.

Finish: Bitter orange and oak dominate with a bit of a metallic note.

Rating: 75/100 – I’m not sure what it was with this batch of selections from K&L, but they really missed the boat. Like the others, this isn’t objectively bad, but it’s not very good. I wouldn’t reach for this bottle if it was on my shelf with others.

Value for the money: This is $100 at K&L currently, and I’d pass at that price. I think it belongs around $40-50 based on quality, but don’t think I’d buy it at any price.

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