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Overall rating
89.96/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Vintage
11.09.1986
Bottled
03.10.2017
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
2525
Number of bottles
220
Strength
47.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/571
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
06 Nov 2017 9:05 am by lsy
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 189,95

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1986 SV

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.96 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. 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

  4. 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

  5. wataya scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Excellent fruity Glen Elgin at perfect drinking strength. No water needed. The nose is my favourite part of this whisky!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. mitcheltjes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Colour:
    Pale gold
    Nose:
    Creamy fruit cocktail with lots of malt, caramel and marzipan. With milk, butter, brown cane sugar, honey, bread and orange juice. The spice is discreet and after prolonged breathing is also added some fruit gum.
    Taste:
    Soft, spicy and delicious! Creamy fruit pulp of pineapple, mango and lime. Add toffee, honey, china grass, white pepper, dry wood and herbaceous herbs to the finish. A successful combination!
    Finish:
    Medium long - now characterized by wood and herbal notes, so that the fruit gets a bit behind. Soft caramel-honey intervals sneak in between. Overall tart, dry and not quite fading to the taste level.
    89 points
    N: 89P / G: 90P / F: 88P

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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