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Overall rating
87.08/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB136803
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Butterflies from the USA
Vintage
13.12.2007
Bottled
01.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
3800324
Number of bottles
271
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2019 3:50 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.41

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16 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 2007 Arc

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.08 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very round and fruity mid-aged Glen Elgin Archives for the American market. If Clynelish waxiness is your thing, get a bottle! Excellent bourbon barrel pick by the lads of Whiskybase. Quaffable and affordable at the same time.
    • Nose
      As always with Glen Elgin lots of fruitiness of yellow apples, mango and gooseberries. Also Galia melons, peaches and yellow prunes. Floral notes of cut grass and elderflower. Lemon-green tea. Also a hint of sunflower oil and chalk. It's not that complex, but its very nice.
    • Taste
      Wow tropical fruit bowl punch now!. I got pineapple cubes, apricot and tinned Del Monte bananas. Followed with citrus fruit of kiwi, lemon and lime. Bergamot. Later on more on cake mix, custard powder and a clover-honey. At the background hints of toasted oak and aniseed. It's all quite waxy.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet with lots of vanilla. Cinnamon and a little clove. Toffee at the end. Simple but very well balanced whisky.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2021] A quick review of a small sample from an US market only release...

    ...which matured in a rather exhausted cask which did not really support the aging of the spirit. Such casks are excellent for very long maturations (more than 30 years) so why the hell they bottled this at 12 years with a pre-mature profile? The whisky world goes crazy, it seems.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is very pale at white wine and the nose offers a profile which smells much younger than 12 years, in a blind setting I would have guessed a pre-mature dram around 7-8 years max. The trademark Glen Elgin fruitiness is already there but still the mashy young spirit's barley notes dominate. This was a rather inactive (leached) cask it seems, which the very pale colour indicates too.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is very simple but delicious on exotic fruits, barley sugars and some spices. Not a lot to discover in there but it is easy to drink. Still I would not guess a 12-years old dram but it is not an under-aged taste, at least. Water turns both nose and taste punchier without releasing new impressions, this dram swims like a flat iron.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The dram arrives a little hot and coating on the palate with a minor bitter mouthfeel (metallic). The finish is medium to long and stays as simple as the taste. No new impressions are added except for a slightly bitter aftertaste. Now this dram is back at its pre-mature profile.

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice, powerful and fruity dram, a lot of orange and other citrus fruits, very pleasant whisky for sure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very fruity, citrus, very floral as well. Quite some alcohol, peach, orange. Full scent. Also some whiffs of menthol.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Quite some power, pepper, very fruity, orange, citrus, honey, malty. Very full body.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still quite some power, fruity, citrus, a little bit of bitterness, orange zest. Pretty long.

  5. joep scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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