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Overall rating
88.52/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
WB128892
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
22.12.1995
Bottled
20.02.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
3269
Number of bottles
204
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 apr 2019 8:24 pm by DocF
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 221.48

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 SV

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.52 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. DocF 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.

  3. LDB scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Brilliant Elgin!
    Doesn't need water.
    This very delicate, almost exhaust-like wood smoke is really extremely well connected to the fruit basket.
    • Nose
      90 90
      First a light note of turpentine, then a summery fruit basket with a pine-liquorice aroma and honey spice.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Delicious pink grapefruit fillets and ripe pineapple, which are processed into a delicious fruit salad with honey, olive oil and a hint of white pepper.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite substantial tannins, but these are accompanied by intense nectar notes so that it doesn't get too sour or bitter. Great balance and lasting mouthwashing impression.

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • 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.

  5. craide scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Fresh, varied malt. Nice interplay of the sweet, fruity and sour flavors in a great drinking strength. Harmonizes very well for me.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Slightly fruity beginning with apple and gooseberries, more sweet and sour. Some fresh hay with citrus, limes.
      Honey-ginger notes with fresh wood,
      Alcohol is not really bothersome and very well integrated for me. The honey is more of a honeydew melon. It is fresh and light on the nose. I like it very much.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, soft start, then sparkling, spicy. Here, too, slightly sour, slightly fruity with a subtle sweetness. Aromas of grapes, gooseberries and honeydew melon come through. Vanilla and oak,
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long finish, woody with some citrus, vanilla and spices.

  6. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. MickMatrix scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Overall, the fruit doesn't get through enough for me.
    For me, the spice is more dominant. Licorice is clear to me.

    A little too much bitterness in the mouth and in the finish too.

    Something is missing in my eyes.

    However, that is also complaining at a high level.

  8. riegerjonas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2021-07-21
    • Nose
      89 89
      Seasoning, hay, then pear juice, honey, apple, ripe light fruits, kiwi, rather lighter, lime, mint, citrus
    • Taste
      87 87
      slightly herbaceous and tart, behind it some Williams pear
    • Finish
      86 86
      Herbalism remains

  9. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (blind)
    • Nose
      Lemon dominates. Herb garden with mint, sage and thyme. Pineapple, some grain, malt, honey, discreetly dusty dry wood.
    • Taste
      Oh very cute. The lemon is there again, but also pastries (= lemon cake / biscuits?), Frosting, pineapple, slightly earthy, could also be smoke, honey, grass, fine wood notes with pleasant spice still resonate and give a slightly bitter touch when it longer in the mouth.
      Has a great mouthfeel and a lot happens there, it's fun to chew on.
    • Finish
      Sour tart.

  10. g00se scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow, another fine Ex-Bc malt out of the vase. I wouldn't have thought of Elgin. It still looks so fresh and lively, I actually thought it was younger. Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Light fruity and rather bitter. Fermented light grapes, pineapple, lemon cake. Later herbs and a light smoky note from the charred barrel. The alcohol is very well integrated and only has a slightly cooling effect. With water: applesauce, honey, a little marzipan and honey. So overall sweeter.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Here, too, slightly bitter and citrus at first. Light grapes and the wood spice later ensure a tingling spiciness. With water: salty start and much milder. Then honey sweetness until the barrel wort presses again.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Rears up again despite or because of the addition of water. Salty, bitter leads to a medium-length finish that fades away with sweet malt.

  11. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind
    • Nose
      Honey, melon, grasses, heather, apple, pineapple, some lemon, is there a little smoke in the background ?, some wood
    • Taste
      Apricot, lemon, nuts, honey, wood, pepper, at the very back minimal ash

  12. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  15. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really tasty malt. Tends to be fresh, lively and lively. That's fun.
    I once poured a small sip of the sample when it was still available at its relatively low issue price. Back then, I didn't like it that much. If it had tasted the way it did today, a bottle would have ended up in my shopping cart. The oxidation in the bottle may have helped. Well, it's too late for that now. No matter.
    • Nose
      Flowerhoney. Flower meadow. Physalis. Sour yellow apples and green pears. Maybe some lychee. Add a few squirts of lemon. Waxed wood. Also a little oat biscuit.
    • Taste
      In the mouth the fruits become more exotic. Khaki. Passion fruit. Pitaya. But also meadow fruit. Then comes fresh wood and hedge trimmings. Also a certain tingling sensation on the tongue. Ginger. Orange peel.
    • Finish
      Tree sap. Grape seeds. Some grapefruit.

  16. ThorstenH scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
      IT: 90
      B: 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. matt.schwarz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. katarn_rb scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. robse211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. DannyDram scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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

  23. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • 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

  24. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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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