Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Stated Age
31 years old
Number of bottles
47.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
The Nectar
be Belgium
Added on
06 Nov 2017 9:05 am by lsy
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 189.95

49 × in wishlist

150 × member ratings

149 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1986 SV

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.48 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruit basket (that's what you write when you can not clearly identify the fruits!), Quite fresh, with also notes of citrus, which is quite rare for this age. Generous in volume, the toffee appears to be at the fruit level gradually.
    • Taste
      Very nice fruity that sometimes evokes sweets. Of honey. Very beautiful intensity and liveliness. The barrel and distillate find a very nice balance!
    • Finish
      Persistence of fruit and sparkle of sweet spices. It is creamy but remains a great freshness.

      Consistency and consistency in the quality and volume of aromas from end to end.

      Enthusiasm 4/5
      Whisky n ° 1805

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2018] Another one of these fruity Speyside distilleries that are capable of producing great malts. I like the design of the new still house after they expanded and modernised this old distllery.

    This release is a top notch Glen Elgin dram that offers both a flawless old-style (distillate-driven) whisky and an amazing fruity-honey-spicy profile that is dangerously sniffable and quaffable. Still there are gems at a reasonable price out there, you simply have to discover them...
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers Glen Elgin at its best: A fruit salad with dozens of different home-grown and exotic fruits. There are fine barley sugars and heather honey aromas too with some spices (white pepper, cardamon). Excellent!
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is layered on fruity and delicious chocolatey flavours with spices and a touch of honey. All very balanced and without any flaw or off-note that I can find - the wood is just about right to provide a firm structure for all the different flavours. Water is not needed.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The dram arrives charming and instantly coating (creamy) in the mouth. The finish is long and vanishes very slowly on fruity flavours and notes of shortbread, very delicate. No distracting feeling like bitterness, dryness or astringent moments despite the long time in cask.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I certainly had better malts at that age, but the price tag is already nice 135-170 €.
    • Nose
      sweet honey, geranium leaves, green tea, a little creamy beeswax, a hint of anise, very ripe lemon, sugar crust, orange, citrus and some mint oil, warm apple juice, mango, apricot, orange, later plum, fresh bark, tart herbs, birch sap , Bouillon, delicate subliminal sulfur note as in Craig23 The nose is dense, complex and quite voluminous.
    • Taste
      Sweet oak, delicate dryness and fine tingling, citrus fresh and mature at the same time, wax, fennel, geranium foliage, floral notes, light chocolate touch which is becoming increasingly intense
    • Finish
      warm, creamy, delicate but spicy - light chocolate bitterness - charming

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very nice glen Elgin
    • Nose
      It is a fruit salad, all on pineapple, grapefruit, mango and lemon sherbet.

      Lemon drizzle cake basically.
    • Taste
      Some nice stewed fruit notes but there is a little woody bitterness and dryness at first.

      Gets quite creamy and then a blast of peat come through, still some dryness.

      Some buttercream emerges with icing sugar, improves with time
    • Finish
      Quite long, remaining fruity

  5. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a basket of stewed fruit, honey, vanilla
    wood, a little wax, glue
    minty vegetal return and lemon too, creamy and pastry sweetness
    floral honey, fruit on peach, melon, cooked pineapple, vanilla on custard, dry oak
    the caramel comes back with flower stalks, the sweet pistils all at once, it goes on the sweet candy
    it's also fresh and the cooking spices bring taste heat
    long, creamy, on lemon, vanilla, the bitterness of the almond distorts the finish a little but keeps a sweet sensation

  6. LDB scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Pure Nec (k) tar indeed! ;)
    This malt puts me in a poetic mood.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Extremely pleasant, flowery and fragrant nose, intense but not pungent. As harmonious as a summer's day in a meadow with a melon and pineapple picnic. Lemon cake is also included. Everything just fits
    • Taste
      92 92
      The sun rises, uh, the sunflower, no, the sunlit fruit basket opens! Seldom have I had so many ripe melons at once (I don't even know all of them by name, I'm afraid everything is included except red watermelon), plus the citrus fruits that are temptingly sweetened. Very intense everything.
    • Finish
      90 90
      What kind of great ex-Bourbon barrel will make something so harmonious with a malt in no less than 31 years? No annoying tannins or sour drops, but the best that gourmets can conjure up with grapefruit!

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. ValStern scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92


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