- Single Malt
- Cadenhead (CA)
- Bottling serie
- Chairman's Stock
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Bourbon Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 49.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 01 Aug 2009 12:42 pm
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35 × member ratings
46 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1978 CA
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.68 points
Copper, feels like OBE, ripe apple and pear, a little bit meaty, a slight touch of peat, very complex and intriguing.
Strong and intense, herb medicine, dry sherry (despite a Bourbon cask), metallic, super minty and spicey (Chocolate), cooling and refreshing.
Medium, cookies, chocolate, fresh cut mints, dry sherry, caramel, herb medicine, the finish is very complex as well.
- On the nose; Cereals in milk, ginger, honey, hay, rock, lime juice, Riesling, dark berries, grass notes, ripe pineapple, amaretti, grated coconut and fresh sweet apples. Taste; sweet sour apples, red pepper, allspice, pears, citrus notes and espresso. Finally, black pepper, liquorice, lavender, Godji berries and peaches. Relatively short. 91 points
- A delicious old whisky but it lacks a little brilliance.
Classic aromas of old whisky! The most wonderful orange juice you’ve ever had, it is natural orange, orange peel, orange oil and even the aroma of orange cleaning products. Over ripened apples and flat apple cider with a hint of lemon juice not overly sour. Aromas of the Scottish countryside with endless acres of grassy meadows with daisies in full bloom.
Soft on the palate, warming with sweet flowery notes and even hints of lemon drops. With time on the palate the lemon notes kick it up a notch and become ever more sour. With time the notes of old oak starts to come through and slowly cover the sweetness and flowers.
Shorter than expected, medium to short and soft despite the age. Drying, on the woody side with some overtones of oolong tea.
- Tasted at the Henri Loves the 70's-tasting WCY