Glen Elgin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Speyside Single Pot Still Malt Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Aug 2018 4:06 pm by thebase

Average value

€ 38.51

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39 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.70 points

  1. Saftkenner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Somewhat inconspicuous, but overall a nice standard bottling with a typical Speyside nose.
    However, I find the mushroom note in the aroma quite special. Once recognized, I find it really difficult to focus on other nuances ...
    • Nose
      81 81
      Very inconspicuous and light nose.
      Nectar-rich flower meadow, vanilla, honey, very light oak spice, a hint of coconut, pineapple, lime, unripe apples, but also an aroma that reminds me of freshly cut mushrooms (mushrooms) - not unpleasant, but interesting. I've never had that with a malt before.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Relatively full body considering the low drinking strength. Very soft mouthfeel.
      Honey, vanilla, mushrooms, pineapple, peach, coconut, white oak seasoning.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short finish. Honey, lime and a hint of oak spice remain.

  2. sarthur71 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. besar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. coldsun scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Smooth and pleasant whisky with a lot of notes of fruits and vanilla. Light, smooth and tasty dram.

  5. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Smell: The tangy fruity aroma with a hint of salty crisp, like a creamy apple pie placed in an incubator, but the sulfur molecules quickly came out and spoiled, immediately making the smell like inferior fruit candy, followed by a wooden aroma Also joined in the melee, inferior furniture, wood oil, brand new packaging, of course, the sweet and fruity flavor has not disappeared, and everyone at the back end is a waxy mint.

    Drink: The taste is full and smooth, with a slight burning sensation. The salty and fresh taste is the main theme, accompanied by some fruity and citrus fruits, with a medium finish and a cool finish.

    Sense: Probably like Jiahao, an egg-bearing sister. The main theme and taste of the two are similar to each other, but the Aegean’s insect barrel condenser retains a lot of sulfur for the wine body, which makes the layer and three-dimensional sense rich. Some moments are not very pleasing.

  6. gerrit.plasman scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    No soap flavor in this batch. a previous one.
    Bitter, white-light brown wood, beech nuts. At first I thought: a world of difference from the other bottle; much better. Later I find it disappointing due to the bitterness and the absence of coffee / chocolate flavors. This too needs time to lose sharpness.

  7. stefan_PB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Again, a good entry-level whisky. Not a bad PLV.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruit notes and malt rise in the nose, beautiful caramel notes, boiled vegetables and a light pineapple note can be discovered
    • Taste
      82 82
      Vanilla notes and again the maltiness, tones of white bread, a little oily, later something sweet is added
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length with some peppery, then sweetness comes through again, in the end the oak comes through minimally

  8. Nosingbär scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Low-key Sherrymalt, I like it. But seems to have waned compared to previous versions. 86/100
    • Nose
      Sweet, nutty, slightly bitter (herbs), malty. Dusty raisins. Aromatic orange peel to fresh oranges. The fruit becomes more intense the longer you smell it. At the beginning, bitter nuttiness stood in the foreground. Almonds. Honey is noticeable, flowery. Honey spice. Lemon balm. Licorice.
    • Taste
      sweet, sour, fruity. Refreshingly sour and bitter. Oranges, limes, with a fruity sweetness, apricot. Nut cream, earthy herbs. Basil.
    • Finish
      Citrus flavors, earthy notes. Nuts, orange and dried fruits on the palate.


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