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Overall rating
87.72/100
votes
42
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

€ 135.85

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.72 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    (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. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. wako93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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

  5. matt.schwarz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. mseidler scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Multilayered Speyside whisky to enjoy.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Apricots, citrus fruits (mandarin), vanilla and oak notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Melon, sweet orange, pastry
    • Finish
      87 87
      Apple, malted barley

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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