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The whisky

List of the bottles

Glen elgin

Glen-Elgin

Fauna & Flora, 12 years

Collection
Fauna & Flora
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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78/100
Personal Comment

The nose detects very slight smoke hints on a malted background. The slightly acid malt dominates the impression in the palate. Here also, some smoke hints are present. The smoke impression is not to compare with the Whisky Galore version. A classical Speyside with some citrus fruit touches. A rather long finish and quite a nice but dry taste completes the whole. This bottle confirms the high level of quality of the Fauna & Flora series.
79/100
The second tasting did not bring any difference in the conclusion: a very good bottle.
79/100
The nose detects some vanilla hints through a thin screen of smoke; The palate is clearly marked by the malt with a kind of bitterness on the background, probably due to the wood, despite its relative young age. A certain lack at complexity characterizes this spirit, however the whole is quite nice. Adding a drop of water enhances the woody or even chocolate hints. The finish is relatively long and pleasant, and recalls tastes somewhere between malt and wood.
74/100

A clear fruity nose with some hints of yeast. Very fine notes of ripe fruit (exotic fruit) mixed with green apple hints. Quite an interesting nose even if it is quite disconcerting because of all this contrasts. However, this contrasts do not make it a very complex whisky.
The palate is slightly less interesting than the nose was and the acid notes remain. The mouth is rather linear.
The finish is made from the same wood, between acid freshness and discrete woody notes.
79/100


Glen Elgin: embouteillages indépendants

Glen-Elgin

12 years

Collection
Whisky Galore
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
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84/100
Personal Comment
This whisky is very surprising from the very first nosing. A clear smoky dominance. This is rather unique for a Speyside malt. The taste is wonderful. The mix of smoke with some sweet honey and malt hints are a festival to the papilla's. A great complexity just adds something more to the pleasure. The finish is rather long, but unfortunately the dryness of the smoke is too dominant. After long hesitations (I first gave this bottle a 19), I decided to give it a 18, principally due to the finish. This is the first bottle I taste from Whisky Galore. If all the bottlings are that good.... An essential bottle.
84/100
The nose reveals strange hints, wood, chocolate and malt. A rather surprising smell. This first impressions are confirmed in the palate, and some very sweet but not without character touches are present. The finish is rather long, sweet and marked by malt and wood. A very special bottle, but an excellent one.
84/100

Glen-Elgin

Old Malt Cask, 12 years

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
50,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask number
single cask 4068
Dates
Distil: 06/1991 Bottling: 10/2003
Bottle
366 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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Forum 80/100
Glen Elgin Old Malt Cask
Personal Comment
The nose is very fresh with nice fruity notes, a few scents of cut grass and a backdrop of bitterness. A slightly metallic impression too.
The palate is quite different from what the nose announced. No fruit or freshness, but a pleasant impression of hazelnut and hints of milk chocolate . Nothing too complex, pleasant mouth, but no more.
The finish is short and does not leave a lasting memory.
77/100

Glen-Elgin

Daily Dram Glen Elgin 25 yo

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
43,8 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
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84/100
Glen Elgin Daily Dram
Personal Comment
The first nose is discrete, with fruity hints behind a veil of wax and some remote flavours of milk chocolate. After a short while, a nice balanced fruity balance appears.
The mouth is perfectly balanced. Nothing spectacular but nuanced fruits. Great job!
The finish is long and pleasantly nuanced and still perfectly balanced, just as the mouth was.
84/100

Glen-Elgin

aged 25 years

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
42,5 %
Bottler
Bladnoch forum bottlings
Cask
hogshead
Cask number
single cask 2852
Dates
Distil: 1-11-1984 Bottling: 12-3-2010
Bottle
55 of 219 btls
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0/100
Glen Elgin Bladnoch
Personal Comment

Glen-Elgin

The Exclusive Malts 1995

Collection
The Exclusive Malts
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
The Creative Whisky Company
Cask number
single cask 859
Dates
Distil: 12-10-1995
Bottle
224 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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85/100
Glen Elgin 1995 Creative whisky
Personal Comment

Colour: Dark Mahogany
The nose shows a strong focus on the sherry, with a hint of medicinal smells, a touch of bitterness and ultimately an olfactory delight.
In the mouth the first attack is on acid notes mixed with the sherry from the nose. Then, sherry gets over it and everything balances harmoniously. Subtle hints of mocha and coffee.
The finish is pleasantly long and the memory persisted sherry.
85/100


Glen Elgin: samples

Glen-Elgin

Scott's Selection 1980-2004

Collection
Natural Cask Strength
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
43,3 %
Bottler
Scott's Selection
Dates
Distil: 1980 Bottling: 2004
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Personal Comment

Glen Elgin: not in collection

Glen-Elgin

12 years

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
74/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Elgin

Twenty

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Marsala finish
Cask number
single cask 4069
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2011
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88/100
Glen Elgin 20 Wilson Morgan
Personal Comment

Glen-Elgin

Best of two worlds, 1984

Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Whisky and Cigars
Dates
Distil: 1984 Bottling: 2010
Bottle
118 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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85/100
Glen Elgin Whisky and Cigars
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
The nose is pleasantly fruity, quite contrasting in which we have sweet notes of ripe fruit while guessing very fresh notes of cut grass or mint. The nose is particularly sweet.
Mouth contrasts quite sharply with the nose. Here is the acidity dominates, with a slight and fleeting impression of smoke. Difficult to avoid thinking that this whisky would have gained much not to be diluted. Despite this slight weakness, it still remains relatively complex and enjoyable. Ripe fruit nose turn here in green fruit.
The finish prolongs the mouth. The same flavors dominate. Some relatively linear acid freshness.

Without being really exceptional, this whisky is highly drinkable...
85/100


Glen-Elgin

1975-2011, Bourbon Hogshead

Collection
Angel's Choice
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,8 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 11034
Dates
Distil: 1975 Bottling: 2011
Bottle
47 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum87/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Elgin

1984

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,1 %
Bottler
Thosop
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1984 Bottling: 2011
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88/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Elgin

Spirit of Scotland 1968/1995

Collection
Spirit of Scotland
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Dates
Distil: 1968 Bottling: 1995
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Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Elgin

30 years, 1976

Collection
The Cross Hill
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
45,1 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Cask number
single cask 3541
Dates
Distil: 1976 Bottling: 2006
Bottle
226 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 83/100
Personal Comment

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