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Overall rating
86.45/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
122120
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Vintage
22.12.1995
Bottled
06.09.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
3267
Number of bottles
315
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944099580
Added on
06 Dec 2018 3:01 pm by Norbs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.19

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42 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 vW

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.45 points

  1. CST1986 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Creamy, waxy, fruity, sweet and savoury all at the same time. At times you would think this is a particularly creamy and well-aged Clynelish. Glen Elgin is such a brilliant, characterful and complex spirit. In Speyside it's second to none, and it's a shame that Diageo doesn't really seem to care about presenting it in an adequate fashion (instead trying to premiumize Mortlach and thereby ridiculing themselves) - thank God for the Indies, because this bottling is a perfect delivery on what Glen Elgin can be like. And it's even perfectly affordable compared to other whiskies of the same age. It's a treasure and I strongly recommend buying it or a similar bottling.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Creamy and waxy at first, opening up to melons, candied apricots and lemon curd. The oak from the excellent hogshead makes its entrance by adding wonderfully crisp notes of wormwood, caraway and fresh mint, giving the malt a very satisfying savoury twist and adding to the complex nose. Add one drop of vanilla oil and you have a characterful old style nose that lets the distillate shine while at the same time showcasing a perfect maturation.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy and waxy attack, with something medicinal and balsamic always lurking in the background. The aniseed/wormwood note from the nose is always present, while you experience a walk through an orchard with apples, apricots, greengages and a honey-ridden beehive on the palate (maybe it's an orchard next to a hospital). This is a beautifully paced and balanced Speyside whisky and it's almost ridiculous how approachable and dangerously drinkable it is (the strength is perfect).
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long, with that satisfying interplay between honeyed fruits and that aniseed note that keeps you longing for the next sip.

  2. bvrsky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Oh, he's much cuter than the two SVs. Honey, some wax (less than the two SV), apricot, some peach, cereals, roasted almonds, nuts, some earth, icing with a little lemon, gooseberry, some vanilla, some sweet pastries, grasses
    • Taste
      Honey, grain, apricot, dried apricot, a few nuts, gooseberry, grapefruit, wood,

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Highlander65 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice amber color, liquid gold. Very good and fun, I wouldn't have given him 22 years, even if the aromas and flavors are very concentrated.
    • Nose
      Fresh scent, fresh fruit, vanilla, banana, melon, then a more dense aroma emerges, like chewing gum, in the distance a faint note of coffee is perceived.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it has a medium body and a decidedly spicy flavor (pepper), not very sweet, but still oriented on the fruity notes of banana and citrus fruits (lemon, tangerine), fleeting appearance of a menthol note, all wrapped in pepper that it is always present and joins without stifling all other sensations
    • Finish
      Medium-lasting finish, always centered on fresh fruit, banana, pepper

  7. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wax, honey, sour apples
    • Taste
      Wax, honey, mint
    • Finish
      Wax, lemons, wood

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nicely fresh, sweet yet pretty strong as well. Nice dram, for 46% Abv it has quite some body, good Speysider.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh, fruity, citrus, vanilla, apples, then also some raspberry and a little floral.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A little pepper, sweet and fresh, vanilla, apples, peach, some orange. Pretty full taste.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Some more pepper now, peach, orange, vanilla, middle long, slightly bitter underneath.

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very pretty and well-aged Speysider with notes of tart fruit (grapefruit and bitter orange) on the nose and fine-aromatic, moderately-spiced oak on the palate. The finish hints at its age.

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