Glen Elgin 19-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Centenary Bottling
Stated Age
19 years old
Number of bottles
60.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Dec 2008 4:44 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 403.19

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95 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 19-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.24 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/der-glen-elgin-60-vergleich-managers-dram-vs-centenary-reserve-29799/ Color: full gold
    Nose: Tobacco, smoke and leather, provided with a slight gum note, but then again cigar box, humidor, coffee beans, wax, honeycombs and wild honey. Salty orange peel with a hint of vanilla, spicy.
    Taste: Very, very salty with powerful orange aromas-orange liquor, packed in a great spice. Caramelized sugar, nuts, tobacco, leather, vanilla with beautiful woody flavors, rounded off by a delicious sweetness of dried mango and honey.
    Finish: very long! Fruity sweet and at the same time salty-spicy! Creamy honey with a powerful oak effect.
    Comment: Wow, what a contrast to the manager's dram; very different, but not bad!
    92 points (nose: 91 / taste: 93 / finish: 91)

  2. spigray scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    this will not be everybody´s darling as many may find this too thick and malty. I thoroughly enjoyed it! 92/100
    • Nose
      very curious about this one!

      old style for sure. shoe polish, an austere sherry profile with dried dates, apricots and figs, old coins. sweet malt behind, muscovado sugar and a feeling of rum. a real massive nose if you let it rest for 15 min.  water makes it a bit lighter and adds a wee floral touch.
    • Taste
      this is really massive (I have already added some water, cause I was in fear of my palate). same feeling as on the nose. the maltiness is much bigger, it´s sweet but not overdoing. the same feeling of rum. and lots of nuts. baklavia. it feels thick like syrup.
    • Finish
      endless, malty, thick

  3. Dirk scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    My first "getting to know this dram" wasn't as pleasant as it was now. Now the bottle has been open for 14 days and I like this a lot. It's not your daily dram at all, I haven't had something like this ever before, but I now get the high rating for this dram. I adjusted from 88 to 90 points for that. The alcohol is not dominant and for a 60% very drinkable.
    • Nose
      Warm apples, leather, nutmeg and cinnamon. A faint smell of cloves and some dry bee-wax or dried honey. Can't really put my finger to that smell. Dried fruits apple and peach.
    • Taste
      Taste as if you are putting some old leather in your mouth. Not unpleasant though but not sure how to put this differently, cacao powder, tabac and almost burned caramel. Nutmeg and cinnamon that keep coming back and then ending with a little pepper. Oven backed apple with nutmeg / cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long finish, very pleasant aftertaste that is very easy for your mouth. Although it has a very faint part of oak in there and it's a bit drying it's very good. Makes me want to drink more. The nutmeg and cacao powder are most dominant but I get some apple as well.

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For having sulfur in all three categories, he still gets a lot of points, which shows what a promising malt is behind it.
    • Nose
      Unfortunately a bit sweet sulfur notes at the beginning, it becomes more gentle but remains, caramel, brown sugar, honey, ivy, slightly damp cellar, macdamia, later red apple and plums pickled, quince, peach, cognac
    • Taste
      Quince, plums everywhere, cloves, nutmeg, cumin, camphor, truffle, walnut, unfortunately a hint of rotten eggs, brown sugar, forest honey, parmesan and blue cheese
    • Finish
      And the same game, also here sulfur, malt, nutmeg, plum, apple, resin, clove, medium length

  5. valery77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful, slightly alcoholic. Vanilla, sour apple, wet wood, damp basement, raisins, creamy toffee, fermented plum jam, rotten fruit, furniture varnish. 23
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied, sweet, scalding. Black pepper and other spices, dried apricots and other dried fruits, creamy toffee, malt motifs, red apple, unripe bananas, woody tannins. 22
    • Finish
      Medium in length, tannic, slightly astringent, tea leaves, heated metal and metal shavings are added to the end of the dram. 22
      Strong, powerful, non-trivial whisky. At first impression, the putrid motives in the fragrance are perceived on the verge of off-notes, but then everything is transformed into an interesting, whole picture. Balance 22
      Total 89

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Old and Rare 2020. Nice sherry and very balanced dram. very good.

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Good sherry whisky on an industrial-mineral basis, a good balance between sweetness and mineral pungency, a fairly wide range of derivatives.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dusty boards, fudge, toffee, raisins, nuts, baklava, vegetable oil, old leather goods, light mineral notes - grindstone, stone chips; oiled tool, metal shavings, light earthy and putrid shades, burning leaves, cappuccino.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, sweet-woody, astringent bark, raisins, fudge, burnt jam, burnt caramel, more minerality, burnt matches and sparklers; industrial notes - textiles, welding spray, insecticides, stain; dark chocolate, bursting caramel, cola.
    • Finish
      Soft, refreshing, oak, menthol, light notes of fondant and butterscotch, furniture lacquer, a little industrial tones, minerality, metallic acidity, chocolate, cappuccino.

  8. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Color: nutmeg.
    Nose: Smoked hookah, slightly rotten ripe fruit, furniture lacquer, leather, cherry tincture, rotten foliage, fortified red wine.
    With water, the profile does not change, it becomes less assertive. I do not recommend it.
    Taste: oak, cherry, sweet tobacco smoke, ripe black grapes, dry sherry.
    Finish: long, oak, tobacco, kumquat jam, mushrooms, dry sherry.
    Conclusion: great whisky. There is no excessive sweetness. Fragrances individually can scare them off, but together they create a very beautiful picture. The strength is 60%, but it is felt only in the depths of the glass, and at the same time does not cut the nose. Fine whisky for the evening. I recommend to everyone!

  9. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Enjoyable Glen Elgin that rewards with time. Quite liked this one.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    [First]: Scarlet Moderately scorched Noble Roasted coffee Smoked Slightly smoked Plant feeling is grassy This is wonderful Alcoholic chocolate Chocolate Almond 磯 Salt Slightly sesame oil Burnt wheat [Middle]: Outline Solid The body is thick rather than thick The coffee and almond nuts Cereal sweets are also sweet

    [Finish]: Nose is sharp and the return is furious Moment from the mouth The afterglow lasts for several minutes This finish is amazing Honey Honey Cereal Coffee Vanilla black tea



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