Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Stated Age
31 years old
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The BeLux tour 2018
Added on
07 Jun 2018 3:39 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1986 SV

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.49 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    As I find out, I have probably had this one in a glass and rated it with 86 points at the time. I have a completely different opinion this time and am at 90 points.
    • Nose
      Appears very compact and dense, but also very fruity but under a layer of honey and cereals.
    • Taste
      Very oily and creamy, stimulates the flow of saliva. Slides the mouth completely.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, round and smooth.
      In the end, the oak shows up a bit.

  2. daverdaz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fresh and intense with lots of steam out the back. Very nice Glen Elgin.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      waxy, citrus, tree juice, apple juice, salt caramel, mint, lemon balm, lime zest, mojito, sweet lime blossom, elder, oatmeal, oak planks, sweat
    • Taste
      88 88
      sour fresh with herbs and beautiful oak load, not bitter, sourdough bread, toasted notes, the age barely shows
    • Finish
      88 88
      light chocolate note, peppery, rosemary, chilli,

  4. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Not bad, but nothing special. There is a lot to discover in the mouth. Nose and finish I find something irrelevant.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dry and green fruits.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Fruit basket. That one is overripe. Alcohol is very well integrated. slight tingling then very sweet, reminiscent of caramel and honey. Towards the end tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dry and medium long.

  5. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nez : Pomme verte, céréales soufflées, miel. Les arômes sont extrêmement fondus, mais voilà la tendance. Des notes de bois macéré, du citron confit qui hésiterait entre sucrosité et acidité. Pâte d'amandes. Il y a de ce sirop que nous pouvons retrouver sur les pâtisseries orientales.
    • Taste
      Bouche : Ce mélange gras et sucré de miel, de pomme, de bois vernis est formidable. La pomme semble être passée au four, avec de la vanille. Vient ensuite de la poire sirupeuse, qui aura tendance à chasser un peu la pomme. Cette bouche se fait de plus en plus crémeuse, onctueuse. Une fois bien aéré ce whisky se livre sans résistance.
    • Finish

      Finale : Nous basculons lentement vers les agrumes, les zestes confits d'orange, de mandarine. Il y a également quelque chose qui tient du réglisse. 

  6. Dirk scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    I prefer the sister cask over this one, will do a side by side tasting but it is missing some of the tropical fruits and complexity that cask 2525 does show. They are close though.


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