Overall rating
Blended Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Fine Old Malt
Stated Age
08 years old
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
10 Feb 2019 4:30 pm by Punktar

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Whisky Reviews for Old Elgin 08-year-old GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.33 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    WB has this as a blend, whilst WF has this as a vatted malt. Either way:

    N: A warm yet splinter-y, waxy dirty & < malty/fruity-banana-bready number, containing some bygone mineral intrigue. Despite the 40% minimum, the vegetal aniseed = liquorice & allium-fresh edge indicates something of the profile to come.
    T: This one gives out something different on every sip. Overall it’s a soft-yet-edgy-salivating malty > fruity > mineral >metal-y number with a modest oak spice. Seemingly dry at first yet actually with a more liquid-oozing edgy-malty development, a desirable waxy bitter-oak butyric oaky-oiliness and very light molasses on the turn.
    F: Waxy=salivating > butyric = banana malty fresh-ish chew and the fruity-ish > bitter=sweet liquorice molasses, faint yet sustained for a while. Then there’s some dusty OBE showing more strongly later on and a desirable sweet-oily-briny-ness.
    C: A few years ago, these miniature bottles were give-away items at auction yet highly drinkable expressions worth collecting in number for a multi-5cl session.


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