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Overall rating
86.80/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
BYOB-C (BYOB)
Bottling serie
Mobsters on mopeds
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Butt
Number of bottles
54
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Apr 2020 9:22 pm by Cipidos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 145.00

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10 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1998 BYOB

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.80 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Candy

    Ah, there they are again with a new release, the boys and girls of BYOB-C (say ‘biopsy’), with the sixth release in their funny, but very taste series ‘Mobsters on Mopeds’. After the Blair Athol 2000, Cambus 1991, Ardmore 1998, Ledaig 2007 and Old Rhosdu 1993, for this spring they turned their attention on a fruity Speysider: Glen Elgin 1998. This one matured on a butt.

    A very friendly and fairly sweet nose greets me. Citrus, apricots, peach, young apples, gooseberries and a hint of quince. Very fruity indeed, but like I said: very friendly. With that I mean that it is easily approachable, not very complex, but very inviting. After five minutes in the glass, it turns very candy-like.

    Honeysweet arrival on the palate with a feisty bit of pepper. The fruit from the nose returns, upholstered with some quinine, white pepper and some liquorice. Citrus and apricots lead the way and turn this into a lovely spring whisky. Nectarine rears its head. It turns quite candy-like on the palate as well. It is neigh impossible not to like this, right? And dangerously quaffable, despite the nice ABV. Water? No way. There is absolutely no need.

    The finish is very nice and shows some character. The spiciness and candy-like notes linger quite long in the mouth.

    A veritable candy. As has become tradition I got the last bottle in the series, number 54 of 54, to add to my growing pension fund. Not that I plan on selling any of my bottles, mind you. I plan to start drinking all of them when I retire from active duty.

  2. BertDX scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: bursts of agrum (especially pink grapefruit), white pepper, blossoms, honey, fresh nose, a touch of cinnamon and spicy.
    Taste: what the nose promises, waxy undertone, white-bellied cherries, warm spiciness.
    Finish: medium length, peppery, a little bit of gunpowder (or rather those cinnamon-like shewing gums), bitter from the grapefruit. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.
    Points of the jury: 89/100
    Very nice selection and proof that Glen Elgin is a deeply undervalued distillery! However, one that must rely mainly on the independent bottlers. This is highly drinkable!

  3. Flavourman scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  4. Dominique69 scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Thanks for the sample!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Floral at first, then some tropical fruits, mineral, something herbal comes through and a smell which reminds me of a tropical aquarium (when opening the cover) (really!), cooked mash .
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet taste, mandarins, malty and a hint of mint.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long finish, it's the taste fading into mineral tones, it doesn't dry out in the mouth. quite good actually!

  5. Sylvia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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