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

€ 123.76

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7 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 89 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
      90 90
      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
      88 88
      Melon, mango, light grapes, vanilla, caramel, cream - soft woody aromas, cocoa, almonds, wax, toasted notes, pepper, chilli, 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. 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.

  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.


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