Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
31 years old
Number of bottles
45.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Acla da Fans
Added on
02 Jul 2018 7:05 am by chlinatele
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

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40 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1986 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.29 points

  1. Dirk scored this whisky 87 points Super Administrator

    Fresh as already mention by dRambo it feels young. If you compare this with the other 1986 Signatory Vintage releases of Glen Elgin it is a fresher and more vibrant release.

    It is typical Elgin with a tropical menthol aspect. It feels younger and it clearly misses the 30+ year old feeling the others have. It is less waxy / thick. It is a good whisky but I would go for the other releases. Thanks Isonone!
    • Nose
      Fresh, citric and floral nose. Lemon, kiwi's, vanilla although very light. Cookie dough, restrained fragrant as in perfume.
    • Taste
      Kiwi, melons, oranges and lime. Green apple skin, bit of pepper. Again a bit restrained, but does give more compared to the nose.
    • Finish
      Drying, soap (no worries not in a bad way but it is there...), black pepper and some melons, lime, oranges. Ending in a citrus element.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A "spotty", venerably matured malt for the nice season.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A typical BC-Elgin, gently herbal with a pine scent and subtle spring blossom aromas
    • Taste
      90 90
      Now comes the fruit basket, ripe gooseberries with powdered sugar, pomelos, elderflower syrup, lemon curd, the whole thing neither too sour nor too sweet, but extremely balanced and slightly oily. Very beautiful!
    • Finish
      88 88
      The barrel comes around the corner almost on velvet paws, everything remains harmonious to delicate. Can be chewed for a short while.

  3. DerdickePole scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    light summer scented dram - impressively fresh (not alcoholic) and fruity for his age - no bitterness - looks well matured but not as old as the label suggests
    • Nose
      very lively, sweet and sour fresh and fruity, Okashi melon, yellow kiwi, pineapple yoghurt, lemon and lemon balm, coconut oil, buttery creamy papaya, baked honey, tree sap, beeswax, rose petals, lilac blossoms - no more perceptible alcohol - spicy fresh wood notes in the background , green bark of branches, freshly mown wild meadow (not lawn) - beautifully harmonious - light, fruity, fragrant
    • Taste
      Melon, orange, lime - tingling oak - lush green wood, birch water, slightly astringent, mild pepper, beeswax, rosemary (spicy) and thyme
      Pina Colada - very good long chewable -
    • Finish
      fresh - creamy wax film on the tongue, with mint and rosemary, delicate notes of wood


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