Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
50.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2019 8:24 pm by Schnappsdrossel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137,68

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.22 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    freshly uncorked it was more spicy than fruity - seemed very noble from the beginning. The nose becomes more fruity every day, it opens more and more, the complexity becomes more tangible, denser, fruity and accessible - I like it very much.
    • Nose
      91 91
      sweet sourish creamy nose, very dense, very fruity Okashi melon - here both sweet and sour fresh fruity notes and tart heavy sweet melon scent, citrus zest - lime, marzipan, tree sap, fresh sawn boards with sparkling herbaceous aromas, lemon cake, candied ginger, warms intense orange, magnolia blossom
    • Taste
      89 89
      Melon, mango, light grapes, vanilla, caramel, cream - dark wood flavors, cocoa, almonds, wax, toasted notes, pepper, chili, orange oil, peaches
      nicely integrated alk
    • Finish
      89 89
      Oatmeal cookies, roasted notes on cereal grains, tree sap, freshly cut green wood, wax, green herb meadow, zest zest, orange

  2. matts scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Character: A powerful and lively bourbon filling, which comes from the basic character sweet-sour and spicy. You should like citrus fruits, herbs, spicy oak and a slight bitterness (grapefruit).
    Evaluation: Discovering fillings like these gives me tremendous pleasure. In this case, it is responsible for a gifted surprise sample. For me, this Glen Elgin is a clear recommendation and a worthy bottle candidate. Sweetness, acidity, fruit, spicy oak, herbs, malt and a slight bitterness in a dynamic balance. For this enjoyable Bourbon experience I have 91 points today.
    • Nose
      Immediately a real fruit basket flows into the nose. Especially ripe pears, apples, honeydew melon, apricots and khaki. Subliminally, a little pineapple resonates harmoniously and candied citrus fruits come through in no time at all: pink grapefruit, orange and lime. Lemongrass is also present. The nose is lively and harmonious at the same time. The fruits are followed by delicious mint and an unspecified fresh herbal mix. Suddenly the nose tilts back into sweetness. For a moment, I even have to think about mashed ripe wild strawberries. The citrus fruits, fresh green tea and elegant malt change almost constantly in the background. Then ripe pears are full again - accompanied by ripe green apples. A sweet and sour nose, in which one can fall in with pleasure. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. All around Nice. My anticipation of the first sip is great.
    • Taste
      At most, slightly creamy, otherwise comparatively clear and extremely fruity-intense, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. First, it is flavorful of barley malt carried the full boil citrus fruits. Lemon peels, blood orange juice and pink grapefruit make for a sour, slightly bitter first impression. Some vanilla and caramel feather the acid skillfully, but are quickly pushed by a neat pinch of pepper and the spicy oak back into a supporting role. Against the backdrop of said citrus fruits and bright exotic fruits unfolds a burst of spicy oak flavor. For a moment it tingles easily on the tongue. In the transition to the finish, more and more almonds join the oak, and especially the grapefruit dares another assault. Wow. I forgot to experiment with water. An indication that this bottling is just as good as it is.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long. Citrus fruits, herbs and spicy oak dance tango on the tongue. The drop sounds sweet, sour and spicy. With a slight bitterness, as I like it: at least I can not get the grapefruit out of my head.

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      In typical Elgin manner, very fruity, but tending toward the acidic side: gooseberry, kiwi, quince, redcurrant. This is complemented by a tart mineral quality. Mouthwatering, with the expectation of quite some astringency (connotations of Campari...). Becomes sweeter and creamier over time, though, with more vanillin creeping to the fore, alongside an immaculate, bright and only moderately spicy wood influence.
    • Taste
      86 86
      As expected: fresh, zesty, sour, with a polite but very present bitterness. Tonic Water, Bitter Lemon: a Schweppesian malt. The wood adds a herbal aspect: lime juice with rosemary twigs? Menthol and honey? Still good, but a tad too sour/bitter for my taste. Adding water only turns up the heat and risks subduing the aromas.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fades out nicely and gradually, but adds nothing new. Zesty and citric.

  4. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    In several Glen Elgin bottlings from the 90s, I had notes between turpentine, exhaust fumes and oily bike chain (amazingly some lavender too), the others were above average bourbon cask-dominated bottlings from Signatory. This one undoubtedly belongs to the first group. I tried it the first time for hay fever, the first impression was accordingly alcoholic. Today diluted to about 43%:

    Color: White Wine.

    Without water, he was still today rabid, heavily diluted and with a little air, he is one of my favorites among the 1995 Elgins. Issue price just over € 100, if I remember right - good buy.
    • Nose
      In addition to apricot lilac, fir honey, turpentine. With time resinous, darker. Black beer, Ricola. Tree sap and Gali melon. Not the most expressive nose.
    • Taste
      Also oily with water, very resinous, old oak wood. Again, lilac. Malt beer, ginger tea, block malt, ripe pears. Turpentine, lavender.
    • Finish
      Long, with more block malt, strong cocoa, some lavender. Not bitter.

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A fruit basket with some cookies, well balanced. Nose, palate and finish is fully pulled through without "sagging". A whisky at the price / performance is right.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, biscuits, apple, grapes, peach, a few grasses in the background, nut, caramel, some citrus, strawberry, vanilla, melon, fresh sawdust
    • Taste
      Honey, caramel, peach, melon, lemon, apple peel, wood, coffee, pepper

  7. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An interesting sour-fruity malt that can handle a few drops of water. A great nose and in the mouth also very interesting / delicious. For an even higher rating for my taste but a little too dominant acidic / bitter.
    • Nose
      88 88
      intense fruitiness (sweet and sour); Quince; Melon; slight herbal notes; Tree sap; pleasant, subtle oak note / spice sounds in the background; Alcohol involved; great nosing
    • Taste
      87 87
      sour-fruity onset; bright grape; Melon; citrus; bitter basic note towards tonic water; delicate herbal notes; delicate bitter wood flavors; peppery-spicy
    • Finish
      86 86
      long; bitter basic note remains; Tree sap; Herbal notes; tart oak note


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