The feature malt of the Ballantine’s blend, Glenburgie is designed to be light fresh and clean, leaving plenty of room for the casks to impart their own flavours. This example from Hart Brothers is a rarity being matured solely in a first fill sherry butt.
Nose: Mahogany furniture and red liquorice. Raspberry coulis and red skins.
Palate: Jammy dodgers with lots of icing sugar, cherry cola and brown sugar lumps.
Finish: A great balance of spirit and sherry character, port royal tobacco and sultanas.