Glen Elgin 1995 Arc

Overall rating
88.72/100
votes
63
Whiskybase ID
WB129003
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Birds from the Orient
Vintage
22.12.1995
Bottled
27.03.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
3241
Number of bottles
256
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
tw Taiwan
Added on
16 apr 2019 2:29 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 145.00

19 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 Arc

26 users have left 26 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.72 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity, balanced, spicy - really nice
    • Nose
      90 90
      Citrusy, lemony, fresh apple, pear, star fruit, lime peel, hay, marzipan, honeydew, spices, pepper, ginger, hint of vanilla - pretty good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, creamy, fruity, honeydew, subtle sweetness, more lemon peel, green apple, pear, pepper, vanilla, almonds, oak wood - still good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, spicy, fruity, zesty, oak wood

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Stone fruits, orchard fruits, some tropical notes, vanilla, honey, very nice

  3. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. TommyL scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    flower and honey, rich suger, fruit,soft candy,balance with oak,complex ,one drum that you want to keep try

  7. wataya scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. RoytjeV scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  9. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Bopaja scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  11. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another great Glen Elgin an a lineup of 6. I have the feeling that I have been living underneath a stone by overlooking this great distillery (at least when it comes to IB's).
    • Nose
      90 90
      Autumn has replaced summer which is the time of year to harvest the fruit. And fruity this is! Wow, overripe tropical fruit. Stunning.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very mouth warming and rather oily. Tat you can clearly see when adding some drops of water. This one has a rather thick substance. Overripe fruit continues in the mouth. No sharpness; no bitterness; alcohol well integrated.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish where the tasting notes continue in the finish. A perfect dram for a perfect time of year.

      Conclusion: after 4 IB's I am pretty much convinced about the quality of the drams I tasted.

  12. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glen Elgin is one of those distilleries I haven’t really payed attention to yet. Until now.. since I bought a line up of 6 different Elgin’s in age, casktype and pricerange. I still haven’t had any bad ones. So far I’m an Elgin fan in the making. From this point on the age kicks in, starting with this 23yo.
    • Nose
      Ripe fruits with a tasteful raw oaky edge. Sweet, dusty and dry. This nose is very pleasant. Since it hasn’t been too long ago that I drank the first 12yo in this line up, it’s easy to tell this a great mature Elgin. Apricot is the most clear to me. Besides that there is still quite some freshness going on and also a grassy note. Sweet but ripe red apples, pear peel, pine tree, peppermint and honeycomb. There is a beautiful old oak flavor inhere which reminds me of the sensation you get when standing right in the middle of in a dunnage warehouse. Dried leaf like in an autumn forest. The nose is not overly complex but it is very well ‘composed’ and matured. To me this is one of those examples of less is more. Top class nose!
    • Taste
      Warm, bittersweet and a wee dryness. The build-up on the palate is great! It starts carefully and slowly evolves in a rather thick and creamy mouthfeel, releasing it’s flavors a little more and more, step by step. Once fully evolved this dram offers a great palate! Mint leafs, honeycomb and sweet apple. Apricote and a wee citrus fruits. Lovely!
    • Finish
      This finish is long! In the finish there is actually quite a lot of mint tea to be detected. It’s fresh and a wee dry, just like those fresh mint twigs you put in your tea. Terrific! Besides the dominant and pleasant mint influences there is honey, vanilla and pear to be detected. Glen Elgin continues to keep getting a high level of appreciation by me!

  13. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  14. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Quite simple, but a nice fruitiness to this. More yellow fruits. At times, some zestiness. I haven't tried too many non-sherry cask Glen Elgin, so this should be interesting for me.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Like a sweet riesling. A persistent, round, fruitiness, almost candy-like. Sweet, green grapes, various pears, hint of apricots, with a drop of honey. Simple, but good.
    • Finish
      89 89
      True to the taste. Final score would be 89. Would need a bit extra complexity for a 90.

  16. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Banzai scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  19. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  20. gammang scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

  21. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The palate is stunning, complex and full of flavour.
    The nose is just dull, nothing stands out and has nothing to impress.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Not overly expressive, quite a bland and boring nose. Green apples and other unripe, green mango sweets.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Bright and vibrant, nectarines and plums on the hard and slightly sour side. Even some touches of green kiwis, again sour side. Sweetness creeping in, honey dripping through the fruits. Now a floral touch, some rose petals.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Honey, grass and fresh meadows.

  22. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  23. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, strong and fruity whisky, with some nice sweet notes, and a long finish. Great dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very fruity, apples, grassy. Also some caramel sweetness, lemon, peach and pineapple.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty strong, pepper, fruity, orange. Honey and vanilla, some lemon as well. Full taste.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still some pepper, sweetfruity, peach, orange.powerful, pretty long, with some sweet honey. Finish is getting longer and longer as time passes.

  25. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  26. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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