Overall rating
89.94/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB22856
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
06.1968
Bottled
10.2006
Calculated age
38 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogsheads
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Map Label
Bottle code
JF/CFJ
Barcode
5020613323728
Added on
17 jun 2011 8:35 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 360.50

12 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Elgin 1968 GM

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.94 points.

  1. raithrover scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Colour: a glowing dark ruby

    Nose: a real depth to it on arrival, like an old table that's been varnished over the years with beeswax. A trace of vanilla, a worn leathery aspect and apricots with a touch of orange. Dark chocolate, dried cinnamon bark, red apples and soaked raisins. Returning to the glass I'm taken by coconut, fresh strawberries and rolled tobacco.

    Taste: an initial threat of sherry soon subsides, leaving a fruit punch of apples, rubbed brass, flaked almonds and a hint of Brasso, before the wood revives leaving a dry and pleasant finish. The sherry influence makes a revival towards the end with the apples an cinnamon delicately flowering alongside red liquorice.

    Overall: take your time with this whisky. It's an old soul that needs patience to really unlock its depths. I believe this doesn't require water, just time.
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      90 90
    • Taste
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    • Finish
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  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Dirk scored this whisky 91 points Super Administrator

    A fantastic Glen Elgin. Sherry influenced but still the spirit of Glen Elgin can be found. Compared to the managers dram 16 year old this is much more vibrant and still shows the distillery character. In the managers dram you will find such a high impact of sherry that the distillery profile is lost.On the nose a very fruity character, stewed pears and apples or even warm apple pie. Topped with some marmalade from oranges and a touch of honey. Then old library with old books, leather bags and a whiff of old cigar box.  Some beeswax in the mix there.

    On the palate again stewed fruits, a bit of menthol, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then cacao and dried fruits, after a while I get a lot of honey and some coffee/cacao. I just love this! Long leather finish, thick mouth coating and long lasting finish. Great whisky!

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