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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Aloha!
Vintage
25.10.2007
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
85.49
Number of bottles
222
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Jan 2019 12:53 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 53.44

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 2007 SMWS 85.49

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water: although the nose does not need any water after standing for 30 minutes, the mouth cries out for thinning, the + 60% is already violent: oh well, water likes the malt, the nose brings out even more fruit, especially pear, to come out some herbs, the taste becomes much more drinkable

    Conclusion: give him time and water and you will be rewarded with an excellent bourbon cask whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruit salad with tropical fruits. At the beginning a bit sharp in the nose, but after half an hour with enough air it settles. Pineapple, coconut, vanilla, light honey, raspberries, mango, papayas, all very densely and finely interwoven, amazing depth for the age, the barrel should have been a very active one
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very thick, oily appearance, lots of fruit, some vanilla and biscuit dough, then the alcohol grabs completely, oak also plays a part
    • Finish
      87 87
      long and intense, here the aroma play continues from the nose, pineapple, coconut cream, a few spices, dry at the back, but no bitterness

  2. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great fruity nose fitting Glen Elgin. Taste and finish good, a bit SMWS hefty sharpness as usual. Like it a lot!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Dexter606 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Clean mild ex-bourbon. Nice and good, but not exceptional.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:

    A fruity nose of mango, pineapple and raspberries as well as the more exotic Hawaiian giant Poha berries either in jam or in a delicate blend with white and green tea. A wonderful texture neat; intensely floral (honeysuckle, jasmine and lavender) at first before a sophisticated, slightly spicy flavour like that of sweet Asian tofu dessert in ginger syrup appeared. Adding a drop of water the aroma was that of a blueberry malt milkshake with caramel corn and cornflake clusters and to taste we were back in the fiftieth state of the USA enjoying white chocolate macadamia and coconut cookies.

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