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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
- 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
Apricot jelly, some chocolate, an extremely subtle trail of smoke and a very little sulfur, honey, some wax, marzipan, some nuts, well-integrated alcohol
Grapefruit, apricot, subtle nuts, a little sulfur and nice oak spice (clove)
short to medium, fruity, subtle sulfur, some smoke, and a decent note of wood with strong cloves, but without bitterness
- 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.
lovely tang after the previous bourbon; yeah that refill sherry is there; cloves, oranges, raisins,
hmm, a bit chewy; sweet dry oloroso lacings here
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.
- Nose nothing to write home about, but mouth wow, grapefruit and tobacco. Poor man's builder's tea break..
Initially boiled cabbage, needs to air and time to get passed this.
Grapefruit prunes burnt dog hair, burnt orange peel, fruit cake. FADES
Alcohol toffee Apples, grapefruit tobacco, Liquorice. Big tongue journey.
Sulphur, sherry, tobacco, chocolate, mint, honey
Liquorice, spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove), sulphur, cherries
Medium long, spicy (clove), nutty, oranges
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- The sulphur is quite distracting and subtracts from the overall experience. That's a shame.
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.
Ah, yes, definitely sulphur. The gunpowder kind. A bit distracting. Slightly dry, with nots of bitter orange and ginger. A hint of chocolate.
Drying with oranges. Medium in length.