Overall rating
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Tropical Exotical
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Mar 2015 7:20 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 148.50

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11 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1999 SMWS 85.30

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘A fun one!’
    N: Oaky yes but coinciding with powerful ethanol levels, lots of chocolate, cacao nibs [clearly a bourbon cask], dried raspberry bits, damp towels and cardboardy/dried grain with a fresh, green maltiness. The maltiness is the event here.
    T: Strong, rich arrival with oak and spirit colliding, and then combining. Theres a rich, fruity oiliness here turning malty on the development like a dignified Inchgower with twists and turns into the finish. That maltiness is most elegant, right up my street. Later theres aniseed moving to a chocolate maltiness with spirit trumping oak but the balance isn’t too far off.
    F: Lots of vanilla, hints of cherry-cola, green wood and mild-sweet malty, milk chocolate. With a 50/50 water/whisky ratio theres a thin, chalky, cream mouthfeel-finish.
    C: Another good cask, a simple nose and a fun journey on development - like a kid on a bike freewheeling down a hill, weaving and winding without a care in the world. A fun one!

    Scores a B

  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Lime gold

    Flavour: Juicy, oak & vanilla

    The nose yielded fresh green notes of gooseberry, lime basil and pear mingling with floral elderflower, pine needles and patchouli. A cocktail of peach juice muddled with Gomme syrup and mint preceded Havana spice and oriental tea laced with bergamot.The neat taste started with chewy twigs and lemongrass before marzipan dipped in dark chocolate, set honey and maple syrup drizzled American pancakes emerged. Water revealed freshly chopped Thai herbs in a dip of fresh lime juice and soy sauce. The panel reminisced about cocktails: an old fashioned, Manhattans and green tea infused with rosehip and orange on the finish.

    Drinking tip: Refreshing and invigorating - like jumping into the sea.


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