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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1999 SMWS 85.23
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.50 points
- the nose would not let you expect the quality it shows on the palate.
I go up to 86/100
initially very sharp and aggressive. some eggy and some earthy notes, slightly cardboardy too. rotting fruits, gas.
not very pleasant at all and water does not really help.
much better, really! especially with some water, of course.
sweet spicy arrival with honey and applepie, cinnamon and perhaps some nutmeg.
long and spicy
- SMWS Tasting Notes
Colour: Pale amber with khaki lights
Flavour: Deep, rich & dried fruits
The first notes are typical of ex-sherrywood maturation:
lightly sulphury, with struck matches, or as one put it ‘home-made egg mayo
with granary bread’. The sulphur notes soon blow off, leaving yeasty, sour
pumpernickel bread and baked pecan pie. At natural strength the taste is very
sweet, burnt and aggressive. Water re-introduces the sulphur notes, which
linger behind burnt toast spread with butter and bramble jelly or plum jam, and
later treacle toffee. In the mouth, the texture is thick and smooth, the taste
very sweet and slightly bitter, with raw brambles and redcurrants.
Drinking Tip: Strolling in an autumnal orchard