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Overall rating
87.65/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
James MacArthur (JM)
Bottling serie
Milano Whisky Festival 2008
Vintage
1991
Bottled
05.2008
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
2598
Number of bottles
150
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Mar 2010 10:55 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 201.30

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1991 JM

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.65 points

  1. DocF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not the most profound, but a strong sherry whisky, would have been an excellent match for a little more hearty food yesterday, as well as garlic and pepper it would have come across as really elegant. 86 points
    • Nose
      Without water: a little schnapps, cognac, sweet rum too, rum raisins, sulfur - maybe, like apricot-like, is still clear, especially in combination with almost sooty spice. With water: resin, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Without water: snappy. With water: Spicy, less edgy, dark fruit, only a few dry apricots, not particularly sweet dates, cinnamon, espresso, tree sap, a bite in the oak cupboard wall. Cold smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium. Resinous, peppery. Coffee with rum, cognac with smoke - bittersweet.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In principle, the very unexpected development in the mouth has, in retrospect, been announced by the high acidity and the mineral notes in the nose when heated. I personally like that very much, but he should like to be a bit denser and stronger. If you just want to enjoy it, you should leave it with the hand warmth, the cool nose was more appetizing.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dense, heavy, sherry-like, dark fruits, slightly buttery and sweaty, then becoming sweeter with a load of caramel, all of this immediately after pouring. Plum in Madeira, peach punch, very heavy on the nose. In principle, no change after a long standstill, but the integration is complete. A creamy nose heavyweight. Massive loads of caramel, dark fruit compote and occasional sprinkles of raspberry sauce, together with oak wort, woven into a beguiling mixture that completely captivates the nose. Movement releases barrel acid. Warmth produces mineral notes, increases the acidity and generally brings a little restlessness. As the temperature rises, the alcohol begins to tickle the nose and menthol complements the profile, which is now quite acidic.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth it comes much drier and earthy, only a little honey, but lots of herbs, mainly dry herbs, tart oak right at the front, dark chocolate, a little espresso and also clear barrel acid, which brings a fruity touch to the whole, especially towards the back. The start is moderate, the mouthfeel remains rather thin.
    • Finish
      88 88
      In the finish it dries further, warms up properly and is medium to long. At the end, the oak also makes room for a creamy and gently sweet coating of the tongue, roasted nuts.

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Purely it is quite rough in the mouth, this malt benefits very much from a few drops of water.
    Without water: 88 - 86 - 85
    With water: 88 - 89 - 87
    • Nose
      88 88
      Beautiful sherry nose. Dry yellow fruits (nectarines, peaches), raisins, spicy forest honey, some library dust, fine oak shavings. Alcohol freshness clearly noticeable. I could smell that very long, really good nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Quite sharp and peppery on the tongue. Then the dry fruits from the nose, slightly sweet, with some cinnamon. Very strong oak, remains "snappy" on the tongue.
      With water: smoother and more balanced. More fruity and sweet, but still intense and spicy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium; briefly the sweet dried fruits, then quickly becomes astringent, clearly oak-stressed, espresso.

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Quite spicy oaky on the nose, but remains a bit too restrained. The taste, on the other hand, is a revelation, very wonderful. Never experienced such a juicy-rich honey-sweet (Glen Elgin character!) Start with a Sherry cask. And not a bit oversherried, one is rather reminded of a wine barrel maturation. That must be old school sherry. Big cinema. The finish is beautiful and harmonious, but could be a bit more intense / longer compared to the taste.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  6. robain scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. Avdboom scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet malt, buttery, creamy, vanilla
    • Taste
      Creamy, sweet malt, chocolate, coffee
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, dry

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