Glen Elgin 1985 TB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Bottlers (TB)
Stated Age
16 years old
Refill Sherry Spanish Oak Butt
56.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 sep 2009 12:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.00

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32 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Elgin 1985 TB

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.37 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An excellent example of sherry aging, very thick, deep and rich, a wide palette of derivatives, however, not going beyond the sherry standard, excellent balance, aroma, perhaps, dominates here.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, old noble wood, solid wood furniture, furniture lacquer, polish, buckwheat honey, floral notes, dried mushrooms, raisins, dried fruits, earthy tones, pu-erh, leavened wort, dried crackers, rye bread, sweet pastry shades, burnt jam chocolate.
    • Taste
      Thick, rich, a lot of oak and a lot of sweets, raisins, burnt fruit jam, burnt caramel, cola, burnt crackers, stout, prunes, puer, very thick, concentrated.
    • Finish
      Continued taste, less oak, more dried fruits, raisins, less sweets, unsweetened prunes, dried mushrooms, cola, sour metal, puer, velvet beer, coffee.

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  3. Tomek scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Smell: powerful sherry, gunpowder, tobacco leaves on the thigh of an old Cuban woman, candied plums, turbo gum
    Palate: red fruit, gunpowder, tobacco, old sheepskin,
    Finish: tannic, sherry, broken sweetness
    Rating: 8

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly closed at first. Wine notes, vanilla, sweet pastries, old leather furniture, freshly sawn boards, delicate notes of a carpentry workshop, polish, dried apricots, dried prunes, chocolates with liqueur filling, marinade. 23
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied, moderately sweet, somewhat scalding. Black pepper, balsamic notes, creamy caramel, lollipops, dried apricots, herbal bitterness, woody tannins. 22
    • Finish
      Medium in length, tannic, slightly astringent. 22
      Interesting, powerful sherry, although the taste is slightly biting without water. Balance 22
      Total 89

  5. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Color: Sherry
    Nose: powerful, moist, fortified red wine, rotten foliage, homemade cherry tincture, Moroccan mint, crushed tangerine peel, a little Indian salt, barberry candy.
    Taste: very refreshing, citrus lollipops, fruit tobacco, oak, burnt meat, apricot kernel.
    Finish: long, warm, the same candies, tree bark, varnish, burnt meat, lemongrass.
    Conclusion: Yesterday, trying to bottling from the manager, I first thought that you need to have a whole bottle for tastings. Today I was again visited by this thought. This whisky is simply awesome in terms of aroma; notes of chocolate come from an empty glass. But the taste and finish are more strict. However, like the whole Glen Elgin.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    I love this profile - reminds me on some very good old sherried Springbanks. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Cooked oranges, old cedar wood, dark chocolate, whiffs of resin, spices, nutmeg, hints of xmas spice, some dried fruits, dates, acacia honey - excellent!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, liquorice, good sweetness, more dried fruits, plums, figs, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, dark chocolate, cooked fruits, oranges, jam, fine sherry wood, more spices, little herbal - superb!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, spicy, more wood, more tannins - great!

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Toffee marzipan honey chocolate orange, excellent dram


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