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Overall rating
87.48/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB159541
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Asta Morris (AM)
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
ex Bourbon
Casknumber
AM 137
Number of bottles
170
Strength
49.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Jun 2020 10:55 pm by Rumology.be
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.49

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 AM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.48 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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 price range. This is the fifth. The fourth was the best one so far but the other three where also highly recommendable.
    • Nose
      This one clearly had a more subtle maturation due to less activity from the cask. Nevertheless it makes a great impression. My sense is that it’s been a refill cask and I tend to love these types of maturation. There is a great Elgin freshness going on inhere! After 24 years it is still very lively and bright! I get more citrus then in younger Elgins. But also there is orchard fruits. Sweet&sour nose, complex, layered and well mature. A little dusty layer on top at first but soon the freshness breaks through. I get green and red apples, semi sour mandarins, lime, lemon peel, licorice, honey, vanilla and
    • Taste
      On the palate it starts rather fresh, soft and creamy and then a more peppery, chili like bite comes in. Right after this it develops to a medium dry but quite full body. It gives loads of spices and herbs on the taste which is another indicator for me to think this was an old and intensive used refill cask. It gives fresh but ripe fruit sensations like Apple, pear and apricot. Besides that a combination of fresh and dried spices like cinnamon, licorice, black tea, dried vanilla and wood spices.
    • Finish
      Long and quite wood driven. Old casks, whisky soaked oak, wood shavings and pencilshavings, strong spice flavors. Vanilla yoghurt and dried green herbs. A musty mouthfeel stays behind.

      Another very good expression from the Elgin distillery. But I did like the previous one 23yo Arc, better. Not because this one is bad, just because the other one was terrific!

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted next to the remainder of my Adelphi 13 yo Glen Elgin sample (cask 802276, id 140486). The age clearly shows on this. More fruitiness and less woody spiciness here, the smells and tastes are much better integrated.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Great nose: sweet, sour and a little floral, very citrussy with a sweetness of hard candy. Lemon, sweet tangerine, Fanta, some peach, pear and sour apple, vanilla, green tea, mild wood spices like nutmeg and ginger.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Well balanced: an oily mouthfeel, vanilla, some honey notes, still very much citrussy with lemon, pomelo, orange zest and some canned tangerines. Hints of apple and pear with an overcoat of herbal (grassy), dusty and drying wood spice (clear pepper and some nutmeg).
      It gives fresh but ripe fruit sensations like Apple, pear and apricot. Besides that a combination of fresh and dried spices like cinnamon, licorice, black tea, dried vanilla and wood spices.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A medium to long finish: honeyed sweetness, pomelo juice, hints of vanilla, drying out quite quickly leaving a feel of dusty oak.

  4. Odinson scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. vveed4z0 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Citrus fruit, pineapple, Apple, tangerine. Vanille, good stuff
    • Taste
      87 87
      Bit peppery, lime, orange peel, little dry and spicy.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nice relaxed wood, lemon peel, wood spices, vanilla and honey

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is the 5th Glen Elgin I tasted in a flight of 6, over the past few weeks; to discover this more me rather unknown distillery. I was told that Glen Elgin is pretty much a combination of a fruit basket and a candy store. But this one is not. I prefer the standard fruity-sweet expressions. .
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pretty fresh; grass, hay, citrus, lemon and a touch of vanilla. Just 3 drops of water makes this dram open up. I dare not add more, given the rather low abv.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Where the nose is pretty fresh, in the taste immediately spicy flavors (black pepper) appear. Very warm mouth feeling; strong and powerful in the mouth.
    • Finish
      87 87
      In the finish the peppery flavors disappear quickest while being replaced by fresh notes. Medium long to long finish.

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