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Glen Elgin 12-year-old ChWh

Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB188251
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Chorlton Whisky (ChWh)
Vintage
21.04.2009
Bottled
07.2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
287
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jul 2021 11:26 pm by Dukekingfisher
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 76.30

2 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 12-year-old ChWh

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. yorkieterror 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.

  2. 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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