Often called a 'fruitcake in a bottle'.
"A nose of rich, fruity sherry, figs and fragrant spice. Full-bodied, soft, malty and honeyed in the mouth. The finish is lengthy, slightly perfumed, with spicy oak."Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.111
Glen Elgin works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.
Glen Elgin is an unusually distinctive Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, from a little known traditional distillery.
Sweet. Almonds, or maybe marzipan. Some orange juice. Perhaps a trace of sawn wood.
Smooth to medium body with a pleasant mouthfeel.
Sweetish, then dryish, with some acidity between; all well balanced.
Dryish, balanced finish.
Distillery: Glen ElginTM
Age: 12 years old
Strength: 43% ABV
Place of Origin: Elgin
in brief… A classic Speyside, sweetness and richness in harmony.
in a sentence… Sweet marzipan fragrances and pleasant sweet wood flavours, drying on the finish
Sweet. Almonds, or marzipan? Some orange juice. Perhaps a trace of sawn wood. With water, Speyside esters, nut oil and buttery fat, prawn crackers, traces of fresh pears; a whiff of smoke or steam; dense.
"A combination of long, slow ferments, and distillation coupled with worm tubs gives a ludicrously fruity spirit, which here is bulging with ripe peach, apricot, and Galia melon coated in cinnamon and nutmeg, given thick weight by the worm tubs. A classic."
Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 2013, p.114
"Ginger, crystallised barley sweet and a complex array of fruit on the nose, a beautiful balanced taste with light fruit, sweet spice and a zesty freshness and mouth filling finish."
Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.11
"It is always good to try something that you have never sampled before, and Glen Elgin gets a tick from us both in terms of character and as another distillery on our ever growing list."