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Glen Elgin 16-year-old

Overall rating
86.56/100
votes
97
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Friends of the Classic Malts
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
European Oak
Number of bottles
9954
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281023939
Added on
19 Oct 2008 1:19 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 137,46

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 140,00

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206 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

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Category Rating
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Finish
22
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22

Tastingtags

15 Notes

recursiewhisky
Expert Senior recursiewhisky Tasting note
21 Jan 2017 1:49 pm
Color
Amber
Nose

A rich, intense, dense and full whisky with aromas of subtle sherry, fresh fruits (apple, pear, grapes, apricots), blueberry Jam, fruit tea, dried fruits (dates, figs, plums, raisins), vanilla, chocolate, mocha, floral tones (dandelions), dark honey, stout beer, orange peels, subtle grapefruit, hint of smoke (charred oak), toffee, cedarwood, hint of tobacco, baking spices, subtle leather, hint of sulphur and spicy oak.

Taste

A rich, intense, sweet and full whisky with aromas of sweet sherry, honey, vanilla, treacle, dried fruits (dates, figs, plums, raisins, apricots), chocolate, marmalade, butter, boiled sweets, strong tea, tannins, cinnamon, candied ginger, fresh roasted coffee beans, chamomile tea, beeswax, honey licorice, brown sugar, citrus, orange marmalade, earthy tones, cherries, subtle licorice and creamy oak.

Finish

A long, rich and slightly drying finish with aromas of sherry, licorice root, pepper, dried fruits, dark honey, chocolate, espresso, tannins, orange and creamy oak.

Comments

Ohh yes! This is lovely. Quite powerful and good complexity (although not overly so). This needs some time to open up and a wee drop of water can help you here. It starts of quite bitter but that fades over time and the more fruity (dried as well as fresh) flavours come through. The sherry cask is ever present but doesn’t seem to bring those nasty overpowering sulphury flavours, nope this is just right.
All in all a very lovely and powerful whisky, yum!

ErzWhisky
Expert Senior ErzWhisky Tasting note
23 Dec 2015 9:27 am
ErzWhisky gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Sherry; etwas bitter; staubiges Holz (Eiche); etwas alkoholisch; getrocknete Pflaumen und Birnen; Apfelkompott mit Zimt; mit Wasser kommen noch Trauben und Rosinen hinzu

Taste

schwere Süße; starker Antritt; leichtes Prickeln; Sherry; Rosinen; verträgt viel Wasser

Finish

"glühend" warm; kurz bis mittellang; süßlich

Comments

gut; stark (aber auch recht alkoholisch); schöner Sherry; hätte mehr Holznoten erwartet; der Abgang könnte länger sein

thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
30 Nov 2015 7:17 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Sweet and syrupy with raisins and caramelized oranges. A layer of mint and star anise behind all that. And then touches of freshly cut, wet grass and that lovely smell of a dunnage warehouse (whisky casks and that earthy floor). Excellent, not much to fault here.

Taste

More earthy flavors here, with the sweetness taking a back seat, although caramel and honey are undeniably present. Wet leaves, mushrooms. A touch of cough syrup and a whiff of smoke. Bit on the alcoholic side, but the abv is rather high. Don't hesitate to add some water.

Finish

Sweet at first, but gets oakier. I get the feel there might be some whisky in here much older than sweet sixteen.

Comments

Highly enjoyable. Really, really good.

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squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
09 Sep 2015 11:56 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
dicembre29
Expert Senior dicembre29 Note
21 May 2015 8:23 pm
dicembre29 gave this whisky 92 points

Nose: Oh, man…gorgeous sweet nose. HAS to be Oloroso casks in here somewhere. Syrupy (flavour and consistency). Smoky. Orange liqueur. Vanilla and a slight floral note. Beautiful natural caramel. Wet leather. Deep and intriguing. I’ll bet there’s something older than 16 in here somewhere. The florals hide a more old school style malt underneath.

Palate: Cherry and oak. Malt and a bit of smoke. Back to the oranges. Jam. A touch of cough syrup. …And nearly the same consistency. Oh wow.

Limited, and largely sold out by now, but hopefully there is another batch to follow.

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davvman
Newbie davvman Tasting note
14 Jan 2015 9:38 pm
Color
Amber
Nose
Taste

I remember the orangeish flavors, which I loved so much.

Finish

Long and perfectly balanced oak.

Comments

I had it back when it was available. I have highly joyful memories about it. Please contact me, if you can get rid of a bottle.

Gloin
Expert Senior Gloin Tasting note
15 Dec 2014 12:18 pm
Gloin gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

süße Rosinen, Karamell, Orangenschale und ein wenig Minze, der Alkohol sticht leicht in der Nase. Mit Wasser verändert sich wenig.

Taste

starker Antritt, süße Orangen mit weißem Pfeffer, leicht adstringierend, nach einem Moment geht die Schärfe zurück und wird zu geschmolzener Schokolade. Die Eiche ist eher zurückhaltend. Wasser verschlechtert das Mundgefühl und raubt dem Whisky das schöne ölige Mundgefühl. Dafür erkennt man deutlich Bitterorangen.

Finish

trockener Sherry, jetzt schlägt die Eiche zu, Bitterkeit verbleibt am Gaumen, verbrannter brauner Zucker mit der Schale von bitteren Sevilla Orangen.

Comments

Das war mein erster Glen Elgin, ein etwas anderer, interessanter Sherrywhisky. Lecker, besonders die an Marmelade erinnernden Bitterorangen haben mir gut gefallen. Wasser macht den Whisky nicht besser, ohne ist jedoch der Alkohol etwas zu scharf. Das ist etwas schade. Von mir gibt es 86 Punkte.

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GuyIncognito
Expert Senior GuyIncognito Tasting note
07 Dec 2014 7:08 pm
GuyIncognito gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

sehr verschlossene Nase, die erstmal etwas Wasser benötigt, dann folgen Cointreau / Orangenschale und malzige Röstaromen, ich finde auch Anklänge von alten Büchern und Karamell

Taste

schöne Fortsetzung der Nase, allerdings brauche ich auch hier etwas Wasser um wirklich genießen zu können, auch hier wieder eine tolle intensive Orangennote in Vebindung mit malziger Süße, Vanille und Mirabellenkompott, reife Pfirsiche und ebenfalls Karamell

Finish

warm und klebrig, wie Multifruchtmarmelade "mit Schuss",  die würzigen Holzaromen kommen erst mit der Zeit durch

Comments

lecker! Benchmark in puncto Orangengeschmack mit einer schönen Gesamtkomposition und ordentlich Kraft. Allerdings ist Vorsicht mit dem verdünnen geboten, beim spielen mit Wasser hatte ich gegen Ende einen Point of no return, an dem der dram wieder zumacht. Schade um den letzten Schluck

Ivynor
Expert Senior Ivynor Tasting note
28 Mar 2014 11:38 am
Ivynor gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

D'entrée, on est enseveli par des tonnes de caramel, dans le genre "sirop pour enfant".  Il y a également des notes de bois toasté, de la vanille, une certaine onctuosité, de la noisette. L'alcool est bien intégré. 

Taste

Le caramel est encore prédominant, même si le rendu est agréable, avec en retrait de la vanille, des touches de noisette, et avec le rajout d'eau, pas mal d'épices. 

Finish

Epices, bois, vanille. 

Comments

Un whisky un peu "lourd", peu complexe, qui ne procure pas un immense plaisir, car trop sucré, mais avec une bonne puissance.

granella2003
Connoisseur granella2003 Tasting note
13 Jan 2013 1:54 am
granella2003 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

It is rich and smooth on the nose, medium body. Hints of chocolate and orange peel. Following reveals a warm, superb balance between sweetness, spice, cedar, anise and cereals.

Taste

In the mouth it is round with a slightly savory and a note with a trace of Brazil nuts and peanut butter.

Finish

Medium persistence and leaves a slight aftertaste of dried fruit and dark chocolate.

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