Glen Moray Elgin Classic

Overall rating
75.45/100
votes
222
Whiskybase ID
WB63693
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L420257B
Barcode
5010494508307
Added on
26 jan 2015 8:30 am by zeb
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 21.76

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222 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glen Moray Elgin Classic

29 users have left 29 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.45 points.

  1. Sajmon scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Basic whisky, not complicated
    • Nose
      76 76
      green apple, lemon, wood
    • Taste
      70 70
      wood, malt, slightly lemon
    • Finish
      70 70
      short, malt, hints of fruit

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 62 points Connoisseur

    - a single malt that you can drink but don't have to
    - very inexpressive, but even better than many simple ones
    cheap blends
    - despite the "cork" (supposedly of higher quality) it comes
    not up to the standard Glen Grant Major Reserve
    - even if it is not expensive, I would prefer 5€ to 10€
    Invest more and buy something better
    • Nose
      slightly sweet odour, flat and still slightly spritty, lacking in expression, very young
    • Taste
      first slightly watery, then quickly becoming very strong, butter biscuit, subtle sweetness hidden behind a clear alcoholic sharpness, flat character,
    • Finish
      short exit ;
      long, slightly alcoholic aftertaste with oak

  3. Hsh scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Glenn Moray Elgin Classic
    Fragrant fruit, freshness, low ripeness, slight feet
    Tastes slightly like cold medicine Black pepper
    finish disappears

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    light white gold in color, water-like movement in the glass, fast thick tears,
    • Nose
      70 70
      butter cookies, sweet corn, spicy candies, soft and light nose
    • Taste
      69 69
      sweet, spicy, bugle gum, strong alcohol, burning on the lips,
    • Finish
      66 66
      spicy, with a fine wood touch, fairly short

  6. Matthias80 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    N: vanilla and apple, light citrus notes
    G: thin body and some residual heat, apple, quince, vanilla
    A: short, rather sharp
    The judgment would probably have been stricter without the knowledge that this is an absolute 'budget' malt. But he still works, you shouldn't expect miracles ...

  7. TomHagen scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Simple single malt, both in smell and taste. A little peppery, a little sweetness. Drink and forget.
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  8. Thecreg84 scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Fairly boring, bitter aftertaste. Has become the guest whisky

  9. MarcinCh scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
      Pretty fresh and fruity. Fresh fruit. The fruit of the orchard. Apples, maybe pears and citrus. Clearly spicy. Lots of pepper. Later there is a little sweetness in the form of sweet cream, honey. Noticeable vanilla the second time.
    • Taste
      73 73
      Pretty sweet. Fresh fruit. Red apples. Honey sweetness, roasted caramel. Lots of oak. Oak bitterness mixed with roasted caramel. The sweet is mixed with the bitter. Spices. Pepper.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Spices, peppery and slightly warming. Light sweetness. Caramel, rather roasted. Then there is an oak barrel. The bitterness is mixed with the still perceptible caramel sweetness. Rather, there is no more fruit on the nose and tongue. But there is more and more oak.

  10. Burch scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Notes from 1/1/15:

    For ~21 USD, a nice deal!

    Nose: Sweet, honey, malt, cereal. Classic Speysider.
    Palate: Similar, very easy drinker. Honey, slight oak, very fruity and malty.
    Finish: Raw soothing honey - soothing burn like one of those cough drops. Banana ester.

    Simple whisky, not complex but an easy drinker with no big flaws and a great value!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Not bad for a cheap NAS, but no treat either. Inoffensive is the word. No odd off-notes, no conflicting flavors, but no personality either.
    • Nose
      Apple juice, a wisp of peat, and caramel. An undertone of dirty laundry, and assorted Haribo candy. It's really quite sweet and simple. Is there 1st fill bourbon here? Doughiness.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet and big, but completely hollow inside. There is an obvious youth to it, that in fact isn't that far off from the 3yo offerings of various new distilleries, except instead of being a bearded hipster with obscure hobbies, this one's as buttoned up as they come. A traditional low middle tier Spey, kissed by the most generic bourbon cask. Sure there could be more to it, but the mix is uninspiring, and the wet dough notes betray its young average age.
    • Finish
      Sweet, faintly acetonic. Nothing to speak of.

  12. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  13. AquaVitae scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Way too sweet and too much caramel notes. I didn't finish my dram, which says enough.

  14. ConvalRen scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  15. craide scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nothing really exciting or spectacular. Sweet, easy.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Slight vanilla, light floral notes, hay and some citrus. Works rather dusty dry.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Soft, tasty malt. Sweet with a slightly more intense peppery spice. This does not stay long.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Rather short, light wood notes, it remains a rather watery mouthfeel

  16. LeChiffre scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A gentle and tasty malt, which is not very complex and quite flat (almost watery). Pleasant and easy to drink, but also pretty boring. The nose is still best. More than once, I do not have to have it in the glass.
    • Nose
      79 79
      light and fresh; malty; Citrus notes; a little vanilla; minimal grassy; delicate spicy oak
    • Taste
      76 76
      gentle and soft; delicate citrus notes; again a bit grassy; spicy oak
    • Finish
      75 75
      slightly herb-spicy oak; Citrus flavors; some ginger sharpness

  17. jankes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  18. TechnOBY scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  19. AdamsB scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    It is worth a try, cause the distillery sows its own barley itself, which results in a very creamy and butter whisky.
    • Nose
      73 73
      Fresh, malty, hay, lemon grass, oak, pepper
    • Taste
      75 75
      Lemon peel, vanilla, toffee, ginger, pepper, hay
    • Finish
      74 74
      Vanilla, citruses,

  20. Allandale scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Easy drink, no complexity.
    • Nose
      Rather closed, with just the malted sweetness coming through.
    • Taste
      Light, grassy and sweet with notes of green apple and lemon.
    • Finish
      Medium length and slightly drying with the lemon notes remaining.

  21. schengel10 scored this whisky 62 points Connoisseur

    A very simple, uncomplicated Single Malt!
    • Nose
      light citrus aromas, floral, malty, slight alcohol note;
    • Taste
      Sweetish, citrus-fresh onset, slightly sourish aromas, marked youth, on the palate malty;
    • Finish
      a short finish with citrus fruits in the reverberation;

  22. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    It’s time to embrace said ‘classic’, received as a Christmas present in 2016.

    C: An easy one ideal for home blending. Keep it open for a while and it’s not totally offensive, and begins to open into a reasonable sipper or hip flask option. Saying that, I gave this away myself.

    Scores a D[+]

  23. maltaholic scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A mild note of oak barrel and delicate vanilla.
    • Taste
      Yes, nothing special. But the overwhelmed also no ... In the taste a little spicy, not very exhausting. Rather easy-going and soft. Very nice wood notes.

  24. Chicagoexpat did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Gift set with glasses.

  25. sascuas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  26. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A solid-quality, but young, single malt with strong initial green notes. As it opens, the quality of the spirit becomes more evident with floral notes and a bitter-sweet taste. I found that its green notes were never over-powering, and that it was pleasantly complex for its age.

  27. kot1803 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  28. Dyno scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  29. Master Quill scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This is about 7yo

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