Glen Elgin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 (gradi)
750 ml
Horse Printed in White
Bottled for
White Horse Distillers Ltd, G. B. Carpano Import
Italy Italy
Added on
26 aug 2021 11:50 am

Average value

€ 282.61

7 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Elgin 12-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.41 points.

  1. JJK89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    brown sugar, biscuits, leaven, touch of smoke, hard candy, red friuts in the background, pepper. I would say it is not complex whisky but definitely tasty one

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  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet with malt and some wood smoke
    • Taste
      89 89
      Simple but very tasty with light fruits and the right portion of vanilla
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      intense, retro, sparkling, a lot of spice and creamy oak - subtly tart sherry, flowers, peat, oak
    • Taste
      88 88
      Orange, orange peel, forest berries, subtle touch of retro rosemary, red sparkling wine, geranium leaves, subtle degraded peat, white chocolate, liquorice, tree sap, a lot of complex fresh wood spice
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    N: it is very open and fully deployed; really enveloping. There is in fact a great honeyiness, embellished with notes of malt a little peaty - however with a cereal and mineral charm of yesteryear. All very generous, even those beautiful notes of orange, dried fruit (almonds, hazelnut), raisins. There is also a whipping pear whiff. Creamy, but with a nice acidity. P: without wishing to sin by passatism, but these whiskys of the past, also 'entry-level', often seem more three-dimensional, deeper than today's equivalents: it starts a little 'muted, but then it is a crescendo composed of three fundamental elements: an orange really on the shields, decisive casks of malt and a lot, lots of dried fruit. With these actors on stage, the effect is of a not very marked sweetness, or rather of a seductive bittersweet. Still honey and also lemon. F: perhaps the passage that surprises us most, is between dried fruit and honey. This bottle has now received the 'right' recognition from collectors, reaching important quotations (we are around 150 euros), but what matters is the market price of the time, probably on popular levels. And this only to emphasize once again that, by making the necessary distinctions and evaluating product by product, what has been partly lost over the decades is not so much the quality in the absolute sense, but the objective validity of whisky 'base', the pleasure of a good dram, superbly pleasant as Serge defines it, at relatively low prices. Nowadays - typical adverb of the elderly who watches the construction sites always ready to exalt the good old days - instead the quality is always paid when there is, and sometimes even when there is not


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