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Overall rating
90.57/100
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Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1997
Bottled
20.02.2018
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
Batch 18/003
Number of bottles
602
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613066366
Added on
16 Apr 2018 9:06 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 153,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1997 GM

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.57 points

  1. Dirk scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    To me a future classic, glad I took the effort to drive 200km's to get another bottle. This is just really, really good! I have a soft spot for Glen Elgin but this is top 5 for me! Utterly stunning!
    • Nose
      Red and dark fruits: strawberries, raspberry, cherries, some figs. A touch of chocolate and a hint of leather. Cacao powder and a malty touch. All very juicy! Some espresso beans, toasted oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet red strawberries, raspberry, cherries and chocolate. Orange peel and juicy. Wow! Coffee some toasted oak but all so juicy. I am normally not a fan of heavy sherry influence but this is in balance!
    • Finish
      Juicy fruits. oranges, ripe cherries, some oak and menthol. A little bit of spices but then turning to a mouth watering finish.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Maybe it should've been a tad more polished, but I simply like this Glen Elgin too much for it not to reach the 90 point barrier.
    • Nose
      Sweet orange liqueur with a whisper of paint thinner (in a good way), before moving on to raisins, cherry syrup and blackcurrants. A good amount of cocoa powder and oak, with hints coffee and burnt caramel. This is delicious!
    • Taste
      It's that same mix of dark fruits, European oak and and roasted coffee. Really, it perfectly complements the nose, as there is a touch of menthol here too.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and chocolate.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The first of the new Connoiseur's Choice Cask Strength series I've tried. Not a bad start for me. Very smart series for GM, with good looking bottles and labels.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Solid nose. Some good quality sherry cask right here, man. Clean, and well-integrated.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Yes, the sherry is VERY well-integrated. Bright and expressive, and definitely on the elegant side when it comes to heavy sherry. No point in listing all the flavors found in sherry. Just know that this is done well. If there is one complaint, this is on the drier side.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Good length. A bit dry.

  4. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/glen-elgin/glen-elgin-1997-connoisseurs-choice/

    Nose: very jammy and perfectly clean. Juicy raspberries, cassis juice, cherry jam and fresh plums. Orange liqueur. Hints of oak polish. Gentle hints of espresso and toasted oak. Toffee apple and light vanilla. Rather perfect.
    Mouth: starts fruity but there’s a huge impression of vermouth after that, never had it like this before but it’s lovely. Think light winey notes mixed with orange peel, clove and cinnamon. Refreshing whiffs of menthol. Leathery touches and cocoa. Subtle roasted nuts and oak again.
    Finish: long, on light charred notes, Oloroso and chocolate.

    I feel sorry for not having bought more of it myself, it is downright delicious.

  5. Koloman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Sherry, barrel and distillery character form a perfect symbiosis, which takes a long time to develop, and becomes more and more apparent with plenty of water.
    • Nose
      Blackberry and (black) redcurrant jelly, candied orange, powerful but not overpowering wood and sherry aromas that complement and enhance each other without the distillery being left behind.
    • Taste
      again berries, with dried dates, leather, charred wood and chocolate sauce.
    • Finish
      Wood and sherry aromas swirl in and over each other and only gradually subside.

  6. Eichi scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Slight smoke, elegant sherry, herbal and fruity notes. So complex and so pleasing. Wow.

  7. Andara scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Wow! What a whisky, just shared a dram with two close friends and we were very happy. Lost of initial rum/raisins in the nose and then deep, warm and satisfying sherry bomb. Would love to get my hands on an additional bottle! Thanks Grinface for picking this one up for us.

  8. VWWW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Here we go! I've got high expectations on this one, and it completely did the job... Starting fruity on the nose, with that typical little sourness, but than came in the sherry. A perfect combination where distillery character is still alive!

  9. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    very complex and interesting - a whisky that needs time and that wants to be opened with water - I like it very much
    • Nose
      Furniture polish, artificial chemical notes on the sherry, coffee - without water for his age very alcoholic - 2-3 drops of water pure, to breathe extensively .. and he reveals a great variety of flavors: rich roasted malt, roasted almonds, cherry juice, leather , sugared black tea that has grown too long, cloves - a true chameleon
    • Taste
      first a sharp tingle on the tongue, dark chocolate, blackcurrant, again the artificial approaches of a furniture polish, grape-intensive sherry - full-bodied
    • Finish
      sweet sherry, medium in length - at the end, there is still the dryness of the wooden barrel

  10. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not a fan of G&M’s new pricing policy. This whisky is good / above average but not 160-ish good. Overrated in my opinion.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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