Overall rating
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 27
Stated Age
29 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
45.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2014 8:57 am by Micha Thorsten
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 152.99

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1985 MBa

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.13 points

  1. toklian scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    N23 P23 F23 B23

    Expectedly hilarious old-style Elgin. Noblesse oblige

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    23 23 22 23 91

  3. Toffie76 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not my thing
    • Nose
      Spicy, vegetal, floral, on the perfume and the solvent. A zest of lemon, vanilla. A hint of mineral, dust. Nutmeg, laurel. Violet? Varnish, acetone, isopropyl alcohol. Hmm, alcoholic integration scares me in advance. In any case the nose does not announce a lot of aromas. Let's see more ...
    • Taste
      Pretty flat, slow start. Short development. We find the perfume and alcohol in my opinion too supported. The whole seems to me too dry, a lack of depth.
    • Finish
      Bitterness too leaning. Finish not especially nice

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A whisky well done, balanced, and consistent; it's undeniable. But who is also sorely lacking in punch and vigor, I find. Limit too wise, the nice kid of the class.
    • Nose
      Everything in finesse. Some might even say '' all in shyness ''. No powerful aromas that tear off the nostrils, but a basket of white fruits, yellow apple (and some citrus fruit too) stewed and in syrup. A lot of vanilla, and a honeymoon.
    • Taste
      Just like the nose, the mouth is rather soft. Bitterness of apple peel, well presented vanilla, pinches of sweet spices, and white fruit syrup. A few drops of grapefruit, too.
    • Finish
      Short. Some more peppery spices, and the fruits die fast enough. One or two splinters of dry wood.


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