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Overall rating
88.17/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 27
Vintage
1985
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
122
Strength
45.6 % Vol.
Size
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 88.17 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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