Coleburn 26 years 1983 - 2009

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Distillery / brand
Content Size
0.7 liter
Alcohol percentage
26 years
Cask type
Ex Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
Margin product
Only one available


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Tasting notes by Serge Valentin:  92 points

Colour: white wine.

Nose: this one has got more or less the same old-skool aromas as the old Cadenhead but it’s also got an added fruitiness that makes it slightly Clynelish-esque. Tangerines, orange blossom water, also lime tree blossom, then coal smoke, mustard again, hints of asparagus (no sulphur!), flints, gin, earth… We’re so far from modern whiskies here! Probably not technically perfect but absolutely lovable.

Mouth: exactly the same happens on the palate. Old style, slightly ‘artisan’ profile but with more fruitiness, oranges, light honeys, mead, roasted chestnuts, Provence herbs, greengages, mustard, sweet horseradish sauce…

Finish: very long, better structured around the cask’s spices. Pepper and curry spices. Cardamom. Comments: this one keeps improving in the glass and becomes truly magnificent after a few minutes. But only 120 bottles, f**k! And probably sold out. Seriously, it should be forbidden to launch such wonders when you don’t have at least 500 litres at hand. Oh, and comparing those with some shitty young modern whiskies will just make you cry. Don’t do it. 

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