Glen Elgin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Highland Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
SD 170
Bottled for
White Horse Distillers Ltd.
Added on
16 Dec 2009 2:25 pm

Average value

€ 190.19

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This sample was from a OB 12y old Glen Elgin bottle from the early 1980's, so distilled at the end of the 1960's.
    • Nose
      Dusty old fashioned nose with maltiness and polished oak. Raisins. Dried fruits of figs and dates. Cough syrup. Herbal notes. Whiff of smoke. Very complex.
    • Taste
      Rich and unexpectedly round. Roasted almond nuts. Lapsang Souchon tea. Cigar boxes. A sharp metalic note later on. Also a litte peat at the background.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Pepper. Lots of ginger and paprika. Bitterness at the end.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    If it was a little sweeter, it would get into the 90's
    • Nose
      What I call a very malty nose, its all on cereals, stewed fruits including oranges and plums but also a little prune juice but its all good.
    • Taste
      Full bodied and its all on orange at first and stewed fruits with a candied bitterness, but its mixed in with barley sugars and a nice cereal note.The sweetness increases and its really is a full bodied whisk
    • Finish
      Good medium length with a slightly bitter fruit finish

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Glen Elgin 12 year old has a positive, aromatic and a whiff of smoke, with notes of almonds, or marzipan. This whisky is one of the six Classic Malts in the New Collection of Classic Single Malts, replacing Cragganmore as the Speyside representative.





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