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Overall rating
88.84/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
09.1971
Bottled
10.1990
Stated Age
19 years old
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Jul 2010 1:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 230,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1971 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.84 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Straight after the even dustier Bruichladdich 1970 SV WB, its another dusty one with a moorish umami sour/sweetness with lots of formidable oakiness and potency overall. Theres plenty of fruity, malty depth with heaps of fresh, dried and juiced fruits along with [fig & ginger] jams, marmalade and syrupy, peppery, caramelised flapjack and lardy cake. Im game!
    T: Lots of strength neat [50.4, go figure] with lots of [orangy-juicy/malty/jammy] ethanol to overcome - but the oak works wonders without any danger of becoming intrusive. Its best with water, the fruity maltiness making more impact although at this point the spirit is still the more outspoken element. However its only now that the magic of this malt begins to unravel with a [poetic] bitter-sweet exchange [dance] between spirit and cask.
    F: Its true to form as everything from the palate lovingly lingers. All that has gone before remains but with a dryish, malty, bitter=sweet oak finish that now completes the journey. Wow thats something else - equilibrium, balance and poise that is only fully achieved at the death.
    C: This is a special one, its a complete journey from an umami nose to a journey on the palate where the balance between spirit and cask is only achieved right on the finish line - something ive not come across before, so pronounced. Needs proper and considered water management for best results.

    Scores a B+

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge from whiskyfun says:

    Glen Elgin 19 yo 1971/1990 (50.4%, Cadenhead, distilled September)  Colour: straw. Nose: very dusty, nutmeg, cocoa powder. Develops on some very fragrant notes, pear spirit, dill, peony, Kölnerwasser… Hints of strawberry liqueur, fresh pinepapple. Quite youthful! Mouth: very nice attack, on dried fruits, plants (angelica) and spices. Some liquorice roots, gentian again. A superb balance. Goes on with dried ginger, mangoes… Really beautiful, and what a perfect balance. This one has been bottled exactly at its peak, I like it a lot. Besides, the finish is very long and spicy, with always tons of liquorice. An excellent malt, worth 88 points on my scale.

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A complex and very well balanced Glen Elgin.
    • Nose
      Lively sweet fruitiness. Pear drops and pineapple. Grassy and leafy notes  But also old furniture and leather. Fascinating.
    • Taste
      Mouthfilling and beeswaxy. Tropical fruit and sweet barley. Some spice of white pepper and ginger. Liquorice. Also cinnamon. It's all very gentle.
    • Finish
      Long, the sweetness remains for a long time. Some nutiness.

  4. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Same cask but different label -
    http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=111&whiskyid=16823

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