Glen Elgin 12-year-old ChWh

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Chorlton Whisky (ChWh)
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
56.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 jul 2021 11:26 pm by Dukekingfisher
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96.42

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Whisky reviews for Glen Elgin 12-year-old ChWh

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.62 points.

  1. TheWhiskySloth scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Bourbon cask done well with a lovely distillate that shows nice hints of maturity in the form of a consistent subtle waxiness.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Baking apples both raw and cooked, apple tart, tinned pears, tangerine, a twist of lime under marzipan, hard butter toffee and custard with a dusting of cinnamon on top. There’s a slight waxiness to the nose too which is just beautiful. Beautiful nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Quite oily and waxy. Shortcrust pastry and custard with a little more cinnamon and cracked black pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Waxy finish that’s a little bitter with white and black pepper. Not much complexity here.

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  3. wndayy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Chorlton whisky's Glen Elgin gives me a light and sweet feeling, like drinking afternoon tea. Green apples and pears, Caramel Cream and nutmeg, the greasy feeling of nuts make the taste elegant soft and long, but it doesn't reach the rich fruit flavor I expected. It is simple and easy to drink.
    • Nose
      85 85
      green apple with pear fragrance, honey caramel with cream cake sweetness.
    • Taste
      85 85
      orange peel, biscuits, caramel with nutmeg.
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, nutty grease accompanied with cream, toffee with red apples and pears.

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. Unlimit scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    nice dram. but not brighter than twe 2008 glen elgin and WIN glen elgin.
    • Nose
      86 86
      lemon citrus, vanilla, malty, some nuclear fruits. Not bright.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty oily, honey sweetness, feels like soft drink, spicy. Nice balance. It becomes creamy after a minutes later.
    • Finish
      87 87
      black pepper, strong vanilla, almond, malty and fruity. Medium long and warm finish

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. JJKATED scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. kikist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Really different whisky, there are some interesting notes which I can not define :/...
    However for me the most pleasurable is at the full strength
    • Nose
      84 84
      Neat: White wine, vanilla, lemon peal, caramel
      With water: Some oak is coming trough, honey, cabbage, flint
    • Taste
      74 74
      Neat: really alcoholic, bitterness, bitter almonds, oak, chocolate dust, little bit salty, red meat
      With water: Water mellows down arrival, but some off notes are awaken up, there are also some brandy notes
    • Finish
      84 84
      Neat: creamy arrival, sweet, coconuts, hints of mint, milk chocolate, incense... latter there came some floral and honey aftertaste
      With water: some vanilla comes through

  9. sambaman did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    David’s release notes:

    12-year-old Glen Elgin, distilled on the 21st April 2009, and again matured in a refill hoggy. I've always felt that I was ploughing a bit of a lonely furrow being a fan of this distillery, but I seem to be hearing more positive talk about it lately. Get onboard before the hype train leaves the station!

    On the nose: butterscotch, cinnamon sugar, buttery pain au raisin and a backing of sharper green fruits (apple, lime). A bit of an incongruously Mediterranean vibe too, with some olive oil, almond paste and a touch of anise.

    Texturally this is really thick (or should I say "phat" to be down with the kidz? No? Okay then.) and almost gloopy. On the palate I get caramel wafer, malted milk biscuits, peachy fruits and a good twist of lemon peel. The finish is very malty, with hazelnut syrup, more green fruits and a smidge of liquorice.

    It's a sophisticated distillate, Glen Elgin, and there's something really appealing about the combination of the chunky texture and lighter flavours. It reminded me of when you would see Newman running in a Seinfeld episode and he was remarkably light-footed for a man of some heft.

    Release price was £65


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