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Glen Elgin 18 Year Old
 54.8%   |    70cl

A natural cask strength single malt whisky from a highly-regarded Speyside distillery that deserves to be better known. From ex-bodega casks and refill European Oak butts a highly sophisticated and classic Speyside taste is created. A fresh, yet voluptuous aroma and layers of fruit make this an enticing dram.

A natural cask strength single malt whisky from a highly-regarded Speyside distillery that deserves to be better known. From ex-bodega casks and refill European Oak butts a highly sophisticated and classic Speyside taste is created. A fresh, yet voluptuous aroma and layers of fruit make this an enticing dram.

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Glen Elgin 18 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

Speyside

Appearance

Pale bronze autumn sunlight. Good beading.

Nose

Mild, rich and sweet initially, with vanilla toffee giving way to leafy, green and herbal notes. The sweetness remains and with time, it becomes a fresh-fruity aroma with hints of a fresh fruit salad.

Body

Medium.

Palate

Smooth and very sweet, a burst of sweetness washes over the palate, with traces of honey, followed by sour apples and brown sugar. The spice builds, with light cinnamon joined by dark clove and dried orange peel.

Finish

Of medium-length, quite dry, with oak and woody spice fading to leave brown sugar and hints of anise.

Information

Make: Glen Elgin 

Age: 18 years old, distilled in 1998

Strength: 54.8% ABV

Place of Origin: Elgin 

Region: Speyside

Palate

Smooth and very sweet, A burst of sweetness washes over the palate, with traces of spun honey and honeycomb, followed by sour apples, oaky spice and brown sugar. The fruit stays centre stage, with icing sugar sweetness, butter and wood at the edges. The spice builds, with light cinnamon joined by dark clove and dried orange peel. Water calms the spice to reveal sweet notes of cream, sherbet and almond nuttiness, with orchard fruit and fruit jelly.

Nose

Mild, rich and sweet initially, with vanilla toffee giving way to leafy, green and herbal notes of fennel and fresh cut grass. The sweetness remains, moving through candied nuts to polished oak and sweetened cream. With time, it becomes a fresh-fruity aroma overall, with hints of orchard fruit, dried apple rings and baked apples joined by poached pears in a fruit salad that also features melon, orange, nectarine and banana with a crunch of sweet pastry. Water introduces a cooling, floral note, but the fruitiness remains.

Finish

Of medium-length, quite dry, with oak and woody spice fading to leave brown sugar and hints of anise. As the anise dies away, dried apples and spice reappear momentarily, before at last revealing sweet oak.