Overall rating
Single Malt
Acorn (Ac)
Bottling serie
Natural Malt Selection
Stated Age
22 years old
50.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2018 9:31 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 168.58

5 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 Ac

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.44 points

  1. wako93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Part of an Elgin flight.
    Elgin 1995 EID 141621
    Elgin 1995 DD 139682
    Elgin 1995 CA 127956

    Mega part. Totally complex and yet balanced. Value!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Flowery, fresh. Sauvignon Blanc. Gooseberry, lychee. Green tea. Even sweeter than the Belgian.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Soft as butter. Everything is in beautiful harmony here. Fruit, acidity and flavor. If chewed for a long time, it pushes nicely and the oak spice stimulates the flow of saliva. A slightly floral note also resonates. Personally, I miss the fruit, so it stays behind my nose.
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2018] Acorn is one of these high-quality bottlers that still (are able to) find and buy excellent casks for the Japanese market - that is why I always try an Acorn bottling if I can get my hands on one...

    ...and this is another fine example of a great Acorn pick! Absolutely recommended to all lovers of fruits & honeys-driven "Traditional Scotch" drams...
    • Nose
      90 90
      Tons of adorable OBFs (old bottle flavours) float my sensory system right from the first sniff - these are not the solvent-alike OBFs but they rather smell like half-fermented sour-sweet fruits (I adore these aromas).
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste truly overwhelms my taste buds with again loads of old "Traditional Scotch" style flavours, hard to describe but I am sure everyone will identify these on the spot. There are many different ripe and over-ripe fruits beside nuts, honeys, spices and appropriate wooden notes. No flaw or off-note (I never had one in an Acorn bottling so far).
    • Finish
      90 90
      The mouthfeel is very creamy and instantly coating and the finish is long and chewable. I detect a minor drying feeling (papers) but this is not distracting at all - it rather counters nicely the massive sweet attack of all the other flavours. Water turns the dram smoother and releases some more aromas and flavours - I like this dram both neat and reduced to about 46% abv.

  3. Dirk did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    brilliant, present, intense, unique, exciting
    • Nose
      91 91
      fresh and crunchy, super lively and deliciously fragrant - fresh Mediterranean herbs, freshly sliced lemon - sweet and sour and aromatic, lime zest, melon, lemon balm, freshly sawn green wood, a touch of wax - very fruity
    • Taste
      90 90
      crystalline, fine furniture polish note, tree sap, essential herbal aromas, rosemary, ginger, a hint of fennel, light wood notes, sage - when chewing jasmine tea, very nicely balanced tannin load - the fruit aromas are clearly behind the nose
    • Finish
      90 90
      soft and spicy, slightly dry

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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