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Overall rating
87.72/100
votes
66
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1995
Bottled
03.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
2 x Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
486
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Mar 2019 4:50 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 118.00

26 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 CA

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.72 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2019] The new Cadenhead spring release is out and after nosing all drams (which is a great and fair service of the Cadenhead shop, thanx for that!) I decided to buy four different bottles out of this release - among them this one...

    ...that is a fine fruity-honey experience (the trademark Glen Elgin flavours) enriched with spicy and bitter notes which turn this dram into a multi-faceted (never boring) drinking pleasure. Priced at under 100 Euro (I paid 89) this is good bang for your bucks, provided you like such a profile. I do, for sure...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers the bold fruity-honeyed profile Glen Elgin is famous for. There are lots of different ripe and over-ripe fruits (peaches, pears, mango, banana and more) topped with a honey-toffee syrup and some nuts. Later shy spices join in as do some waxy-oily aromas. No off-note or imbalance that I can find, this is pretty delicate to nose (and impressive, too).
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste repeats the fine flavours of the nose in different layers that are interesting to explore. In addition to these a delicious milk chocolatey flavour pops up in a later wave before the spices grow stronger and counter perfectly the sweet fruity attack (that is very enjoyable throughout the whole tasting experience). Water releases more toffee and herbal aromas in the nose and chalky-mineral and white chocolatey notes on the palate but to be honest: I prefer the neat dram!
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives warming with a minor peppery touch on the palate and coats the mouth nicely. The finish is long with more spices (ginger, cardamom) and some fine bitter flavours from the woods (tannins) which provide a tasty counterpoint to the sweet fruits. Hey, this is a great composition of aromas and flavours - I like that! No distracting moments, this dram was bottled at the right time.

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Can’t add much here to everyone else, but an incredible value malt and a great Glen Elgin. I’d buy another..
    • Nose
      88 88
      Yellow fruit juice. A little green pepper? Ginger, runny honey, white pepper.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Yellow and tropical fruits galore. A nice waxiness, good mouthfeel. Spearmint. Matcha.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Minty, fruity, fresh. Kiwi, guava, slightly grassy. Very fresh and tasty stuff.

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Eyes: Golden Scent Nose: Longan, Lychee, Dried Mango. Some cheese, flour, refined salt, oak, stocking milk tea, fresh mint, yeast dough, candied orange peel.
    Taste Palate: some yellow fruits, dried mango, pineapple, grapefruit, oak, honey almond dew, sage, bay leaf and green vine pepper aromas, slight ginger powder and salt, the wine body has been supporting the flavor to the end Final rhyme Finish: very long, pineapple pie, grapefruit, a little bitter, then sweet, green tea soup Body: medium, full of fat, soft taste but not weak

    Nose: 88/100
    Palate: 88/100
    Finish: 88/100
    Body: 89/100
    Overall: 88.5/100

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. fradin11 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Did someone say ‘fruity fruity fruit fruit’??
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. klasek scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Easy drink, yellow fruit juice. A nice dram at this price.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    from a 2 cl sample. classic bourbon wood maturation with lots of yellow fruit...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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