•Nose: Preserved lemon, powdered sugar, cantaloupe, raspberry, Cointreau, cinnamon, creamy white chocolate, elderflower, and vanilla. Keeps building over time.
•Taste: Chocolate-covered oranges, raspberry jam, strawberry-rhubarb jam, basic fruit salad, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a little bacon-y at the very end. Rich and fruity but not at all cloying.
Score: B+ (89 if you must); Could be some grade inflation here because I’ve been hunting for a fruity dram and I got one. A risky order as it was on the cheap end for IB prices, it’s young, and from an un-hyped distillery, and there weren’t any reviews so all I had to go on was the product description. I assumed this was a re-re-refill hoggie since it’s doesn’t say, but maybe there were some sherry staves in there, or perhaps it’s just the spirit (yay!). Finds a way to be light and rich at the same time in a really lovely way. Not the makings of a legendary malt but one of those you reach for first so many times it’s gone before you know it. Makes me want to try more Glen Elgin.