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Overall rating
90.08/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
05.1965
Bottled
05.1979
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
45.7 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
27 Mar 2009 7:50 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 250,00

4 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1965 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.08 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes from a green bottle mini with no year of distillation and bottling stated.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Juicy. Dark cherries and cola. The sherry here is quite fresh -- almost feel like a modern sherried whisky except there are some old books here to let you know you may be dealing with something old
    • Taste
      90 90
      As compared to the nose, the sherry feels quite modern here to be honest. Star anise, five spice powder, and black tea, along with cherry cough drops, cola, and black raisins. Good balance.
    • Finish
      90 90
      No off-notes. Pretty long despite lower ABV.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Well there is hardly anything to dislike, it's all fantasticly balanced. It's an example of maturation in old sherry casks, with quite some influence within a decent amount of time. It's fruity, earthy and a tad smoky.
    • Nose
      Colour: mahogany
      Appearance: slow thick legs

      Indeed, this is just perfect sherry-ness. No monster with overly sweet or extreme dark edges. It's classy and screams "old". Raspberry coulis, cherry jam, orange zest, balsamico, dry oak with a bit of vanilla, rum-soaked raisin, smoke and liquorice root.
    • Taste
      Powerful enough, maybe at perfect strength. It gets earthier now, with obvious notes of liquorice root. Then a mixture of balsamico, cola, dark cherry, fig and white pepper. It moves from earthy, towards sweet/sour to spicy, which is a journey in itself.
    • Finish
      Spicy, earthy and even a bit smoky. The pepper and liquorice root equal in terms of how they come forward. There is a never ending trace of smoke which suits perfectly with the balsamico, prune and fig.

  3. Slick scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    +1 Ardie
    Must agree with you all the way...

  4. Ardie scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Worth investing. A Beautiful old whisky at perfect strenght.
    • Nose
      Just perfect sherryness. Rasberry and other red berries. Fresh and complex. Rum, spices, sweet cough-medicine, distant smoke.
    • Taste
      Strong even the neck of the bottle had evaporated. Beautiful complexity. Mixed sweet and dry sherry.
    • Finish
      Long enough!

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