Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Refill Sherry Butts & Refill Sherry Hogshead
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2015 12:16 pm by Hare&Copper

Average value

€ 122.43

3 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1998 GM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.69 points

  1. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Glenanalyser scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    With water: with a little water, the malt rises astonishingly, the nose becomes more and more fruity, the oak in the nose also comes into its own, pink grapefruit and blackberries also come out

    Conclusion: a nice whisky, in the most positive sense. At the beginning Linzer Torte, with water there are many other fruit nuances, only the finish is a bit weak
    • Nose
      88 88
      Apricot jelly, some chocolate, an extremely subtle trail of smoke and a very little sulfur, honey, some wax, marzipan, some nuts, well-integrated alcohol
    • Taste
      87 87
      Grapefruit, apricot, subtle nuts, a little sulfur and nice oak spice (clove)
    • Finish
      85 85
      short to medium, fruity, subtle sulfur, some smoke, and a decent note of wood with strong cloves, but without bitterness

  4. dramspotter scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a somewhat deceptive beast; you think you are in safe pleasant hands and then the finish pulls out some stops. So it seems a bit broken-backed. Nose has it for me followed by taste before the fall.
    • Nose
      83 83
      lovely tang after the previous bourbon; yeah that refill sherry is there; cloves, oranges, raisins,
    • Taste
      81 81
      hmm, a bit chewy; sweet dry oloroso lacings here
    • Finish
      77 77
      medium; deceptive. It goes a bit shoe polish. It is quite intense in the finish given the ABV and it is refill wood but I guess 16 years takes its toll. Certainly interesting and not appalling but seems out of step with the nose and palate, like a late rush to make up for any perceive mildness that has come up into now.

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. RichardMayston scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose nothing to write home about, but mouth wow, grapefruit and tobacco. Poor man's builder's tea break..
    • Nose
      Initially boiled cabbage, needs to air and time to get passed this. 

      Grapefruit prunes burnt dog hair, burnt orange peel, fruit cake. FADES
    • Taste
      Alcohol toffee Apples, grapefruit tobacco, Liquorice. Big tongue journey. 
    • Finish
      Oranges, cloves 

  7. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sulphur, sherry, tobacco, chocolate, mint, honey
    • Taste
      Liquorice, spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove), sulphur, cherries 
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy (clove), nutty, oranges 

  9. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An attractive example of this great
    ignored Speyside distillery. Beautifully rounded, characterful, and
    well-balanced. Juicy fruit and rich spice give a perfect level
    of attitude to this dram with a pretty long and enjoyable finish.
    Nicely complex and very tasty. Works well with a few drops of water
    bringing the lovely fruitiness to the fore.

    I thank Gordon & MacPhail for the sample and the photograph!

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with subtle sherry flavours, nicely mixed with dried
      apricots, tangerines and red apples. Gentle spices emerge with oak,
      cinnamon and caramelised
      ginger, followed by vanilla, a whiff of dark chocolate, and faint
      smoke in the back.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity on the palate with vanilla, dried apricots and a touch
      of pink grapefruit. This is immediately complemented with a bold
      spiciness of oak, black pepper,
      cinnamon, candied ginger and aniseed. Lingering notes of hazelnut
      and cocoa towards the finish. Nicely mouthfilling.
    • Finish
      The finish shows good length with a warming and dry spiciness of oak and
      pepper, followed by slightly bitter grapefruit peel on the tail.
      With water: Fresher on the nose by adding a few
      drops of water. Fruity with strawberries and red currant, followed by
      spiced oak and aniseed in the back. Very fruity on the
      palate with red currant and brambles and a creamy sweetness of
      vanilla and blossom honey. The bold spiciness is significantly tamed.
      The finish is medium long, slightly warm and creamy with
      prickling oak in the back.

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The sulphur is quite distracting and subtracts from the overall experience. That's a shame.
    • Nose
      There's a faint smoke with a burned edge. A touch of sulphur, maybe. Notes of cappuccino and dark chocolate, but also vanilla, apricots and orange juice.
    • Taste
      Ah, yes, definitely sulphur. The gunpowder kind. A bit distracting. Slightly dry, with nots of bitter orange and ginger. A hint of chocolate.
    • Finish
      Drying with oranges. Medium in length.


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