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Overall rating
81.50/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Burnt granary toast with bramble jelly
Vintage
08.09.1999
Bottled
12.2011
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
85.23
Number of bottles
367
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
02 Feb 2012 12:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,00

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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

  1. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    the nose would not let you expect the quality it shows on the palate.
    I go up to 86/100
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      much better, really! especially with some water, of course.
      sweet spicy arrival with honey and applepie, cinnamon and perhaps some nutmeg.
    • Finish
      long and spicy

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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

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