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Overall rating
85.28/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Spirit of Scotland
Vintage
05.07.2000
Bottled
26.07.2013
Calculated age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2969
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613041028
Bottled for
van Wees
Added on
01 Feb 2018 7:13 pm by Steviebee
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 44.95

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 2000 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.28 points

  1. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Liquid Candy

    Glen Elgin can be found – as the name suggest – near the city of Elgin in Speyside. Together with Mannochmore and Glenlossie, it’s an integral part of the blend White Horse. There are hardly any official releases and the core range consists of only the rather boring Glen Elgin 12 Year Old which can be purchased for less than 40 EUR. I will, however, be trying a 13 years old from 2000, selected by Van Wees in Holland, but bottled by Spirit of Scotland. FYI: this is the ‘b-label’ of Gordon & Macphail, although they have released quite a few gems under this label.

    Sweet and fruity nose on apples, honey, vanilla and citrus. Very summery. Candy-like edge after a few moments. Think Haribo bears. The alcohol, despite being civilized, is pretty prominent.

    The alcohol also rears its head on the palate, but that does not take away from the fact that this is very drinkable. Superbly summery on white and yellow fruit, but also a Reine Claude plum. Vanilla precedes honey. Barely any spices to speak of. The emphasis here in on sweet summer fruit. And it works like a charm on this hot summer day.

    Medium long, very sweet finish on plums and honey. Some late pepper at the death.

    Well, this one has a lot more character than the classic, official release for about the same price. Can still be found left and right. It is clear why Glen Elgin works so well in blends. It has got both body and a fruity character.

  3. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Steven79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity, fresh, citrus, apples, vanilla, some honey. Alcohol quite prominent
    • Taste
      Sturdy, full but soft. Sweet, honey, some vanilla, some fruitiness, plums.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, soft and full, sweet, honey. Plums.

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