This might not be for everyone, the normally very honey and orange driven Glen Elgin is not there. The dominance of apple juice, salt and a light bitter edge will put people off. But I like it, this is Speyside whisky: fruits and oak with a pinch of spices, something to enjoy and take your time. Not your uber obvious fruits but a really good whisky.
Apple juice, honey, nutty and some whiffs of orange juice. But the apple juice is quite dominant here. Sweet / sour fruit notes, a salty edge surfaces. Which I have had more often in Glen Elgin but other vintages, not 1995. You get clear oak on the nose and a pinch of spices. Some clear malty flavours here.
Fermented apples, oranges and orange peal. Some pastry and also that salty edge again. The oranges will overtake the apple juice elements but it is much more there then I have ever tasted in Glen Elgin. Some spices and a very light pepper edge. Some obvious wood but all within limits, a light citric touch in the taste.
Here you go into some sweet, fermented fruits: apples, pears. After that unripe banana. A dusty or more musty layer leading towards a somewhat bitter finish.