Overall rating
85.41/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB196983
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - Autumn 2021
Vintage
16.04.2008
Bottled
24.09.2021
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Butt Finish
Casknumber
2
Number of bottles
747
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944114955
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
23 nov 2021 1:32 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88.81

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Whisky reviews for Glen Elgin 2008 SV

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.41 points.

  1. RJKrueger scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately too unbalanced for my taste. Unfortunately he cannot keep the good impression of the nose.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dark fruity with clear cherry notes, some ripe peach and orange.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Significantly spicier on the palate, more wood, more heat.
    • Finish
      82 82
      In the finish it tips with too much bitter notes and liquorice, not my taste.

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  3. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sherry immediately on the nose. However, it is very dignified and spicy, not in your face as you would expect from a 1st fill. The fruit note must clearly withdraw from the spiciness. Alcohol comes through with a fresh, menthol note. But it is very well integrated.
    Very spicy on the tongue. Clearly oak. Tart, bitter tingling. Chocolate. But not the very dark one. Very subtly sweet. The fruit doesn't really come through.
    Departure medium long and warming. Significantly drier. A lot of oak is involved here.

    Must like. Extreme barrel influence and (over)dominant oak. But it's definitely not bad.

  4. glen efze scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Glen Elgin, a Speyside Distillery that I rarely see. This is the 2021 autumn bottling from the Single Cask Seasons that Kirsch Import is bottling together with Signatory Vintage for the German market. The whisky is 13 years old and finished in sherry butt. It may be slightly diluted.

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    • Nose
      The nosing is nice, there are chocolate notes, subtly sweet with cherries, a few raisins and some dried apricots. There are also herbs, some spice, Ricola with block malt.
    • Taste
      Do you also try these whiskys or are they just sniffed? The aroma is ok - but the disappointment comes in the taste. The barrel leaves no first fill impression. Where's the sherry flavors, where's the fruit, where's the sweetness? Where's the chocolate? There comes a decent load of dry, bitter cocoa.
    • Finish
      The wood gives the impression of a refill barrel that is too old. Has it been lying around somewhere too long? The wood aromas are not really nice. Toward the end, the whisky becomes bitter and astringent. Maybe the finish was less of a problem than the poor primary aging - the bitterness isn't nice.

      Somehow my initial enthusiasm for the hip boys and girls from Kirsch Import is a bit muted. Their own bottlings are often more so-so. But the prices are rather oh la la. And that's exactly what this Glen Elgin is like. This is a whisky that somehow goes. But not for more than 80 €. You can justify that for 50 €, maybe. But it doesn't meet the expectations of a 1st fill Sherry Butt in an exposed bottling series. Expectations are higher there, and so is the price. And these expectations are not met in any way. Disappointing!

      And now let's take a realistic look at this whisky: a little under 750 bottles are being offered for over €80 and are still readily available in various shops after a year. Good whiskys at this price and in this quantity sell in two weeks!

  5. Jamie McDubh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet - pear - cherry
    • Taste
      86 86
      light caramel - sweet - powerful - hay or grain - light citrus or grapefruit
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long

  6. Sirralf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Lots of fruit sweetness, ripe pears, tropical fruits, notes of sherry, caramel, walnut
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong and creamy, lots of fruit (dried fruit), notes of caramel, spicy oak
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-length finish with some sweetness, oak spice and dried fruit

  7. Derufus scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Sorry but for much the put on wet barrel finish ruins the beautiful Elgin.
    • Nose
      83 83
      I thought I could smell the Elgin clearly from the sample bottle. Now in the glass, a clearly artificial, Em-Eukal-like syrup sherry impression dominates: herbs and artificial cherry aroma. Over time, this ebbs away a bit, and the nose still develops a really nice barrel and spirit combination with a slightly oily-waxy impact and a decent amount of spice.
    • Taste
      79 79
      On its own, it looks thin and sharp at the same time, how did you manage that? The massive yet light-footed Elgin character is definitely dead. At the back it gets a little more interesting with oak spice and herb garden.
    • Finish
      76 76
      No not really. Short Em-Eukal, then sharpness, then gone.

      It gains some texture with water, but even then it doesn't tear the 80.

  9. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, dark fruits, some orange, slightly hot, red grapes, some chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mild, sweet, tart notes, dried fruit, dark chocolate, slight spiciness on the tongue
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweetness, spiciness, slightly hot, dried fruit, becoming drier, slightly bitter, medium length

  10. Iron_Calli scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A great nose! If you give it some time, the Glen Elgin character comes out clearly and combines wonderfully with the first fill sherry flavors. I like the nose very much.

    In the mouth tasty, date-sweet, then it turns into a very pleasant coffee bitterness, before the wood takes over with a ginger sharpness that persists into the slightly too short finish and also dominates it. Finally, the reverberation of ginger, coffee and date is accompanied by a somewhat annoying metallic-mineral note.

    All in all a decent malt that starts out strong, but then drops off towards the finish. For the price of almost 90 €, unfortunately, no purchase candidate for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  11. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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