An old bottle of young Glenburgie single malt bottled for the Italian importer Soffiantino & Co. in the late 1960s.
The distillery then owned by Hiram Walker & Sons was equipped with a pair of pot stills and a pair of lomond stills (removed in 1981). Almost entire output went into blends, especially Ballantine’s. Official single malt bottlings essentially did not exist, small quantities of 5 years old made its way to the Italian market. In 2004 Glenburgie (at that time owned by Allied Domecq) was demolished and then reconstructed, with only the stills and milling equipment being kept from the old distillery. Chivas Bros, who took over the following year, added another pair of stills in May 2006.
Nose: very fresh and herbal, aniseed, coriander, dill, apples, green oak and hay.
Palate: smooth, apple juice, oranges, lemon zest, oak and walnuts.
Finish: medium long, oaky and herbal.