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Overall rating
87.30/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB108205
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
21.12.1995
Bottled
19.12.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Hogsheads
Casknumber
3259 & 3262
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Feb 2018 10:47 am by Candide
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 135.13

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51 × member ratings

79 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 SV

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.30 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    (Blind tasting)
    Delicious, maybe an ex-Bourbon Cask Ben Nevis? Maximum 48%, at least 18 years old?

    After dissolution: Almost 22 years old, wow, what a fruit basket, just great to enjoy in the beautiful season!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla, citrus, coconut macaroons and a slightly bitter undertone like broth, dandelion flowers, a little lilac.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Spicy, infinitely smooth, herbal, sweet-fruity and flower honey at its finest.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A little oak comes through, gentle end with harmonious fruits.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Lots of sour fruits like gooseberry, natural yoghurt, a pinch of nutmeg, but also an interesting fatty / oily / greasy note beneath it all that dirties things up a bit. (Perhaps we can ascribe this effect to the sulphur components resulting from the distillery's worm-tub condensers? Reminds me of Dalwhinnie in that respect...) Some umami as well. Much deeper and more interesting than I had expected.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet, much less sour than the nose had me assume. Plenty of wood spices and all kinds of oils (cooking oils, machine oils etc).
    • Finish
      86 86
      Lime juice galore. Tart and acidic, with only a residual splash of sweetness and some pretty crisp oak.

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind
    • Nose
      Orange, tangerine, apricot, physalis, peach, gooseberry, mango, passion fruit, in addition to all these rather yellow fruits, there are also a few not yet ripe fruits, cereals, some honey, a few grasses, some earth, lemon, fresh cut branches
    • Taste
      Gooseberry, apricot, dried apricot, physalis, some not yet ripe fruits, lime, grapefruit, wood

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, wax, apricot, light grapes, cereals, caramel, roasted almonds, gooseberries, some peach, some apple, some lemon, some earth, a few grasses
    • Taste
      Honey, apricot, some apple, dried apricot, some grapefruit, some wood, some pepper

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Typical Glen Elgin.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Lime, almond, vanilla sugar, smoke and persil.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Lime, sugared almond, orange, vanilla, polish and a little smoke.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Almond, honey, vanilla, tobacco and washing-up liquid.

  6. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It tastes good to me. Rather fresh, sour fruit. Fresh, juicy wood. Also flowery notes. But it doesn't seem young, but rather surprisingly lively for old age.

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    More fruits and freshness in the nose, some more sweetness in taste and a bit heavier and less tasteless in the finish. But very pleasant overall.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, citrus, lemon, Dreft detergent. Also very floral, some vanilla, tangerine. Grassy as well, very fresh.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft and smooth, a little tingling. Sweet, caramel, vanilla, honey. Orange too, pretty full taste.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still a little pickering, licorice, honey, only some fruitiness left. Middle long.

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. wako93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great malt, with 2-3% more wumms it would be absolutely outstanding.
    • Nose
      91 91
      smoked papaya, passion fruit, pineapple. wet, burned charcoal. Gooseberry, white currant.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweetness of the fruits, at the same time nice acidity. Wood wort always comes through.
      This subtle smoky note accompanies everything wonderfully.
      very complex, but never overwhelmed.
    • Finish
      90 90

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