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Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Chairman's Stock
Vintage
1978
Bottled
06.2009
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
234
Strength
49.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2009 12:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 301,50

12 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1978 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Copper, feels like OBE, ripe apple and pear, a little bit meaty, a slight touch of peat, very complex and intriguing.
    • Taste
      Strong and intense, herb medicine, dry sherry (despite a Bourbon cask), metallic, super minty and spicey (Chocolate), cooling and refreshing.
    • Finish
      Medium, cookies, chocolate, fresh cut mints, dry sherry, caramel, herb medicine, the finish is very complex as well.

  4. wataya scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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

  5. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A delicious old whisky but it lacks a little brilliance.
    • Nose
      90 90
      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.
    • Taste
      87 87
      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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Shorter than expected, medium to short and soft despite the age. Drying, on the woody side with some overtones of oolong tea.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Henri Loves the 70's-tasting WCY
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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