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Overall rating
87.64/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Creative Whisky Company (CWC)
Bottling serie
The Exclusive Malts
Vintage
12.10.1995
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
16 years old
Casknumber
859
Number of bottles
224
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Feb 2012 11:53 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 163.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 CWC

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.64 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like the medium sherry influences although the colour might suggest that it is a heavy sherry bomb. It is very well-balanced, sweet and nicely sherried. It reminds me of the 16 year old Managers dram, but a little bit lighter on the nose and taste.
    • Nose
      Plums, chocolate, rum raisins, toffee and some tobacco. Pretty straight forward actually. Maybe some coffee beans, a bit flowery. Not overly sherried which is a good bonus. Some spices later on, somewhat dry and lot’s of cacao.
    • Taste
      Plums, balsamico vinegar (the good ones!), toffee and dark chocolate. A touch of honey, some wood. Milk chocolate which may sound weird as I also get dark chocolate. But there is something creamy going on. The nose suggests a dryness but the palate is not close to being dry.
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long. Again with plums and dark milk chocolate for the creamy aspects. Also a bit peppery after a while.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Glen Elgin is one of those distilleries I haven’t really payed attention to yet. Until now.. since I bought a line up of 6 different Elgin’s in age, casktype and pricerange. This is the third one. The first 2 where convincing stuff so I’m having some expectations here ( again :-) )
    • Nose
      Oh that’s nice. This must have been an old style, high quality sherry cask! At first it is musty, somewhat shy and thick on sherry. After a few minutes a little more bittersweet freshness comes out. Out of the first three I guess this is the thickest on sherry so far. The nose is quite subtle in terms of Elgin influence and quite thick on sherry influences. Alcohol is still a bit too present, which is a little distracting. To me it gives dried red fruits like plumbs and cherries. Also apricot. Furthermore I get rum raisins, leather, antique wood. The whole gives me a sensation like walking in the woods after rainfall. Hand warmth boosts the nose by a couple of points. It gets more full, warm and open and the alcoholic sting completely dissolves.
    • Taste
      My god this is delicate, soft, sweet, full bodied and well balanced! Thick and syrupy, wel rounded and a wee dryness of tannines. This is a treat for the palate. The mouthfeel reminds me of whipped cream. Thick red fruits with still some freshness like in green apples. Besides that I get ripe plumbs, raisins, almond and oaky spices. Beautiful!
    • Finish
      The long finish is as delicate, soft and balanced as the taste. This has got quite a wow factor! Warm apple pie, red berries, milk chocolate, mocca, leather and antique furniture. Also I get the sensation of being in a cigar humidor. There is also a slight and pleasant tingling feeling present at the end. It’s quite impressive how lively and active the finish is.

      Class A stuff, but fair enough it is less recognizable as an Glen Elgin. I would have appreciated it a bit more if the Elgin spirit would have been more on the foreground.

  3. wataya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Leather, dark sherry notes, furniture polish, apricots, prunes, redcurrant sweets, grilled peach halves in caramelized sugar, buttercups, dry woody notes, white pepper, a hint of honey, allspice and sweet fennel seeds. Taste: peaches, apricots, apples, liquorice, cider, cassis, blossom honey and candied ginger, accompanied by notes of wood. Finish: Again a mix of apples, peaches and apricots mixed with honey, pepper and wood. A little dry finish. Rather short to medium with sherry, leather, wood and currants. n90, t88, f89

  4. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The second Glen Elgin dram in a line up of 6; for me yet an unexplored distillery. But that is about to change.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dirty sherry nose; but not a sherry bomb. Plums, chocolate and raisins. Reminds me somehow of Glendronach single cask expressions.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mild spices in combination with sweet meaty sherry flavors. Thick and oily. Pretty strong in the mouth. Some drops of water are required.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long to long. Spices are more dominant in the finish.

  5. Youngone scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice sherried whisky, with the nose being the best part, but overall it's an enjoyable dram without a doubt.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Clearly some sherry notes, leather, prunes, furniture wax, alcohol pretty dominant. Some honey and pepper.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pretty smooth, still some pepper on the tongue, licorice, prunes, a sour note underneath. Strong and a full taste, a bit of chocolate too.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still heavy, tobacco, prunes, still some sour underneath, pretty long. Some chocolate as well.

  7. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Really nice sherry bomb dram. I like it !!!
    • Nose
      88 88
      A lot of sherry influence. Got some blueberry, plums, figs and even some tabacco. Some fresh leather in there as well.
    • Taste
      90 90
      A really fichly sherry profile with lots of raisins, plums and sweet sherry. Some tabacco comes trough as well and surprising enough even some green apples.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is long and full of red fruits, even some haselnut and almond nuts.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Blueberry, cherry, caramel and minerals. Wih water there's apple and tobacco.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Plum, mocha, cherry, leather, herbs and a little tobacco.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Plum, cherry, mocha, hazelnut and peach.

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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