Overall rating
85.27/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB141074
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland - Reserve Casks
Vintage
2006
Bottled
07.2019
Stated Age
13 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Parcel No.1
Bottle code
P/000973
Barcode
5060532806421
Added on
20 oct 2019 7:04 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 68.84

4 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Elgin 2006 ElD

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.27 points.

  1. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Interesting dram that needs some time. The sweet notes come more to the front in time. If you like Clynelish, Glenlossie and Linkwood, this might be a dram for you.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh, candy sweet, pineapple, green appels, candle wax, ripe banana, malty, honey and vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      More of the sweet wax notes, ripe stone fruits like apples and pears, lemongrass, banana, pineapple, vanilla, honey, some spice notes like cardamom, menthol and a leather note.
    • Finish
      84 84
      mid finish, with waxy notes, vanilla toffee, honey, malty and spices. Again that cardamom, but also some white pepper.

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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Quite green and herbal
    • Nose
      83 83
      Green fruits, lime peel, herbs, little leafy and grassy, honeydew, hints of vanilla
    • Taste
      82 82
      Punchy, oily, spices, subtle sweetness, herbs, leafy, some vegetables, herbs, wet hay
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long, warm, spicy, zesty, little leafy

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tinned peaches, orchard fruits, honey, malt, banana, pleasant fruitiness

  5. JBKwb scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. fnk scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    sweet water, such as Duchess, Pinocchio, chemical and perfume notes, but not very much. In general, I liked it, rich, fresh. The taste is not bad enough, comfortable degree, good drinkability. Not quite the usual bourbon malt, but nice. Well, that's 86 honest points.

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  8. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    I liked it (88)
    • Nose
      Citrus lemonade, raspberry chewing gum, cream with a light animal note.Great (22)
    • Taste
      Flavors malty, oily, fruity (22)
    • Finish
      The finish is short but pleasant, muffins, banana, vanilla, wax with milk and honey. Raw peanuts (22)

  10. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. coldsun scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Floral, green fruits, grass, propolis, honey

  12. Lakerfield scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is how you get to know a distillery. A very naked Glen Elgin and thus a simple (but good) whisky. But that right here, is the art as keeping things simple is often the hardest part in any process. The cask it matured in is a large contributor to the final taste of a whisky, but I feel it was just a vessel (vessels) to tame down the alcoholic sharpness in this case. A light but fruity whisky is what's left. Good summer dram, something for a tumbler glass as well.
    • Nose
      Spirit driven and 'green', as in grassy and fruity. We've got pear juice, apple cider, blood orange, white grape, cranberry and coconut. Then toffee, cookie dough, Greek yoghurt and apple pie. Further on fresh cut grass, lavender, ozone and almond paste. So fruits, sweets and not much else. I feel these casks were not that active. A good way to get 'to the core' though.
    • Taste
      Juicy, mouth coating and a little fiery. That is the 48% of course. Focus is on the fruit again: Pear juice, apple, coconut, fig and blueberry. Then some fond sweetness with lemon cheesecake, caramel, sultana, rice pudding, icing sugar, grain cereal, tobacco, ginger, bison grass and a little pepper. A good balanced act with minor cask influence. Complex? Not at all and that's not a necessity here. This is a dram I would categorize as 'drink and say no more'. Some malts don't need overthinking.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Very focused on the malt with some fresh apple, chocolate and icing sugar too.

  13. Casketje scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A typical Glen Elgin, with its sweet, slightly fruity and mineral/chalky nose. The taste is not as overtly sweet as the nose suggests but has a nice bitter edge as well as the chalky and barley notes. It's fairly watery for 48% to be honest, especially when compared to the 12 year old that was bottled for The Daily Dram at 46%. Aftertaste has some white pepper, some grapefruit and wood. All in all a nice dram, just don't expect something extraordinary.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. vlad78 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Whisky that's worth trying, but I wouldn't go back to it. Nose. Bright, fresh, floral, Apple flavor. The aroma of freshly cooked jam. The taste is sweet, bright, slightly scalding, fruity. Aftertaste. Bright, sweet, long-lasting.

  15. Derufus scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. JimJaws scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    slurred nose, but very tasty - usually on the young Speysides the opposite is true
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. Ninofdram scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sour and sweet, Apple, needs some time in the glass to develop. Vanilla, hints of candysweetness. After a few minutes the banana comes trough.
    • Taste
      87 87
      More red Apple, pear. Fruity that goes into freshness and citrus and ginger. Hints of vanilla and ripe banana.
    • Finish
      84 84
      a dry, white whinish finish. Not overly long but Sharp a bitter.

  19. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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