Overall rating
Single Malt
Wilson & Morgan (WM)
Bottling serie
Barrel Selection - Extra Strength
Stated Age
20 years old
Marsala Cask Finish
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Dec 2011 5:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.00

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25 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1991 WM

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.05 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    On the nose this is just another (bourbon) cask driven whisky with vanilla and honey. The palate is more unique ad much more complex though.
    • Nose
      Honey and vanilla. Lots of toasted oak. Caramel fudge. Flowery notes. Almond nuts.
    • Taste
      Oranges and tangerines. Also peach and apricots. Quite sweet and juicy actually. Some meaty notes. Cloves. Cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long and warming. White pepper. Liquorice. Becomes more bitter at the end.

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    it is complex
    but this strange note on tap is not possible for me!
    • Nose
      chemical note, glue, nutmeg, nutty, oak, maggot herb, herbs, some vanilla
      with water: more oak, maggot herb is gone, banana, cheese
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      some smoke, oak, alcohol, bitter, herbs, a strange note increases (will come from the barrel), brown and mealy apple comes
      later tomato sauce with a lot of oregano
      with water: softer, bitter, the strange note comes out even stronger
    • Finish
      Oak, vanilla, bitter, this strange note again

  3. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Boah has a unique nose. That is partly too much for me. Not cute, like MoS. Blind I never guessed that both have a Marsala finish. Taste and finish are very good, but I have to get used to the nose first.

  4. Sapiano scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glen Elgin 20 1991/2011 Wilson Morgan Marsala Finish Cask 4069 50% Nose: noticeably spicy in the nose. Nutty Marsala. Something Musskat. Kandis. Appearances of grape seeds. Set but still more Marsala. Later ground grape seeds and a little espresso. Very beautiful. What a nutty Marsala nose after a long time in the glass! With a little bit of water the nose gets lighter and a bit sour. Taste: Sparkling onset. There are spices. Rather dry. Acid is omnipresent. Slight bitterness. Something muff. Quite flat with water. Finish : pepper, a little vanilla, nuts and a bit mushy. Muff. Pretty long. After further slaps dominated a remaining bitterness. Conclusion: great nose. In the finish a bit too bitter. It's worth it to breathe. Then he clearly opens his nose. With water you get the bitterness something under control, but nose and taste flat but very. I would do without it or give only a few drops. Glen Elgin 2004 MOS Marsala Finish Cask 160323 54.6% Color: pur reddish. Nose: sweeter (cotton candy), but in comparison less Marsala. The spices are missing. There are a few herbs (later with water similar to woodruff, after a long time in the glass of the woodruff was clearer). Then ground grape seeds, which dominate from then on. Easy stinging. I think I'll have to cover it up later The sweetness takes off something with water. A few gooseberries and fruit gums are now here. It adds a little vanilla and something for which I just have no name. Maybe just a little milk chocolate. Later, I think it's white turron. Taste: With a little water. Citrusy fruity onset. Again with tingle. Oranges and candy. Pure creamy. Less nutty and without muff. Much cleaner than the World Cup. Becomes increasingly citrusy and only slightly bitter. Finish: Medium long. The tongue burns like after eating sour fruit gums. Diluted, the finish is flatter, which also takes the acidity. Conclusion: I think the game with water is worth it here for the nose, which, although not the force of the World Cup achieved, but still pretty nice. Taste and finish are less complex, but without the bitterness just easier to drink.

  5. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Water brings me nothing. Very sweet malt. I lack spice and complexity. You can not do it, you do not have to. Price 70 € (2016/06) are ok for the paper, but too expensive for the paper.
    • Nose
      very sweet, cotton candy, sour red fruits, redcurrants
    • Taste
      prickles on the tongue, sweet, caramel, removes again sour red fruit
    • Finish
      medium, sweet, slightly dry at the end

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    He is intense, but I miss something the variety of flavors.
    • Nose
      On the whole rather dry, but slightly vinous, a little sweetness flashes occasionally. Reminiscent of a home-made dessert with green-yellow apples, yellow cherries, a bit of honeydew melon and a hint of caramel on vanilla-almond cream. A little herbs and fresh wood. With time the sweetness comes more and more to the fore.
    • Taste
      Also here rather dry. Fresh and a bright fruit cocktail. Juicy pears crystallize out of it. Almond chips and a little hazelnut. Not spicy, but somehow spicy. Bitterness hardly comes up.
    • Finish
      Again, the almonds with a little herb honey or rather herb drops. But in total he stays dry. Of the fruits, I hardly like to feel anything and bitterness is little here. A wooden note is to be felt. Medium.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Wilson & Morgan;

    This Marsala cask has given body, structure and complexity to a full bodied but aromatically delicate Speyside malt. The first impression is honey sweet, creamy and luscious. Then, all of a sudden, sweetness gives way to lively and fragrant notes of dried figs, nuts and dark chocolate. The character of the distillate shines through with pleasant herbal notes of hay and chamomile, and the profile keeps shifting between sweetness and a nuttier character. Towards the end, it gets drier and more and more winey, especially with the addition of water. Very stimulating as an after dinner whisky, or paired with some salty and aged hard cheese like 36 months old Parmigiano Reggiano. 


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