- 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
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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 85.63 points
- If it was a little sweeter, it would get into the 90's
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.
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
Good medium length with a slightly bitter fruit finish
- 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.
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.
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.
Medium long. Pepper. Lots of ginger and paprika. Bitterness at the end.
- 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.