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Overall rating
86.68/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Bonner Pfeifen- & Cigarrenhaus (BPCh)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Refill Hogshead & Amarone Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
350 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2017 10:06 am by Mr.Edradour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 39,90

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36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 2008 BPCh

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.68 points

  1. Dramned! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    There were among the four previous bottlings for the Bonner Pfeifenhaus really outstanding stars, which have brought it to national fame. This Glen Elgin ...
    Complete review with info and photos: https://dramned.blog/2017/09/17/glen-elgin-2008-amarone-finish-46/
    • Nose
      In the glass, it shines in a rich coppery brown with a clear stitch in the red-orange, and the dark color you expect the same typical strong sherry notes. But this one does not present itself as opulent and powerful as its predecessors. At first slightly waxy and closed, as I know it from some Deanston. After some time in the glass, a sweet nutty spice with lots of dark Demerara sugar, salivating orange zest, sweetened grapefruit, sweet vanilla, Amarena cherries, cooked sour berry compote, sweet pipe tobacco and roasted hazelnuts. The barrel makes itself felt by harmoniously integrated oak notes. Alcohol does not bother at any time.
    • Taste
      If the nose was still reserved at the beginning, it starts immediately on the palate, a very nice fruity sweetness with lots of caramel and vanilla laps the tongue, I have sugared strawberries and cherries, raisins, dark ripe berry fruits and soft prunes - so typical of Amarone. Ripe juicy citrus fruits make the salivary glands to arable and the acidity of the wine makes for a slight tingling sensation on the tongue. It is underlaid with beautiful strong tannins from the wine barrel, sweet and tart tobacco notes and clear oak. Everything is very strong and fat and balanced.
    • Finish
      The mid-length finish leaves a subtle blend of cherries and berries, a beautiful malty spice, some tobacco and a very slight touch of anise, cinnamon and cloves.

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    hui that's great
    good drinkable
    beautiful harmonious and the leather I liked
    • Nose
      red berry, slightly marzipan, gingerbread, light leather is more, almond, sweet becomes stronger
    • Taste
      soft on the palate
      Polish, old wood, wine, astringent, orange
    • Finish
      long
      bitter chocolate, orange, oak

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Really drinkable, the threshold goes well between fruity and more bitter / malty flavors and always stays with the fruit, which also takes on different traits. Not quite typical Glen Elgin, except for its loose fruitiness.
    • Nose
      Already promising, beautiful milk chocolate, deep, red apple, some cherry and bitter orange, nice natural leather, some hazelnut and chestnut, almonds, marzipan, cinnamon and some buttery, vanilla and puff pastry, pecans, also white chocolate, some toffee and dark malt behind , a little berry compote too, but more cherry and orange for me
    • Taste
      Voluminous, but round, bitter orange, puff pastry, currant, beautiful leather, hazelnut, dark malt and dark honey, some autumn leaves, red apple, all on the fruity side, but also some cherry, with kernel, cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee and oak flavors ,
    • Finish
      Bitter orange still very dominant, cherry with kernel, some bitter oak now too, middle aged, fresh malt, nutmeg, medium long

  6. Dramned! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

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