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Overall rating
87.06/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr - Strictly Limited Edition
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
3 PX Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
1055
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5060109227390
Added on
10 Jun 2020 10:32 pm by DerSchreckliche
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 69.91

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21 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 2008 MMcK

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.06 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A lovely dram that is almost too easy to drink and very well matured for its age in quality sherry casks. However, although the sherry influence is very present, there is still some noticeable spirit character in this dram.
    • Nose
      Red berries upfront. Cranberries, rasberries, sour cherries. Some dried plums and figs. A light touch of malt and yeast. Green herbal characters of aniseed and thyme. Burnt caramel and some cocoa as well. Cooling menthol. Sweet Christmas cake spices with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Some burnt matchsticks. Fresh oak shavings and white pepper heat. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      Quite viscous. Less tart and much sweeter here than the nose initially suggests. Demarara sugar, honey and toffee. Sweet red berries and stewed fruits. No alcohol burn at all. Liquorice mints. Dark chocolate. Less peppery but some ginger spice. Orange bitters. Poached pears. More baking spices. A slight hazelnut note on the palate that I did not get on the nose. That slight malt note continues onto the palate.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. A certain tannic quality on the finish. Quite drying but in a good way. Dark cocoa or espresso-like. Then more burnt caramel sweetness. Less malt. A prickle of cracked black pepper. More cooling mint and that liquorice note. Juicy fruits become darker and drier.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. zxchimera scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

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