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Overall rating
86.77/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
2 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
474
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Jan 2016 9:08 am by Jimjam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 108,85

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33 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.77 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      very restrained, some lemony tang
    • Taste
      clear bourbon in style, a deep earthy, woody ending merging into the finish
    • Finish
      earthiness lingers a bit and then a slight light wood hangs around. Medium due to the continuing echo of this wood.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Powerful and rich bourbon maturing.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Floral. Yellow fruits, honey, malt, ginger, orange peel and gooseberry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful and creamy. Citruses, green apple, caramel, honey, gooseberry and pepper.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and spicy.

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really nice, but I can not appreciate the acidulous and / or astringent whiskys. Too bad that the mouth of this Glen Elgin falls in this hair profile that I do not especially. A whisky nevertheless well made and consistent with what it offers.
    • Nose
      Pretty delicate and engaging, while also being quite wise and classic. Yellow fruits (apple, lemon zest), honey, a hint of wood. A floral freshness in the background, after aeration.
    • Taste
      Astringent from the first sip, with a pronounced acidity. Lemon, green apple, and spicy spices.
    • Finish
      A sweet honeycomb coated with peppery spices. The tart green apple lasts a moment too.

  4. talyn256 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    This is a glorious bourbon cask treat.
    • Nose
      Buttery and herbal, with wood and fruit: oranges, raspberries, blackberries, and limes. Minty toothpaste, wood varnish, deodorant spray and acrylic paint.
    • Taste
      Creamy Easter egg chocolate. Malty toffee. Mint ice cream, menthol, cherries, gooseberries and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long and tangy with citrus leaves and bourbon spice.

  5. Jimjam did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead's own tasting notes:

    Nose:
    Initially grassy giving way to white pepper; hints of soft leather and hints of orange zest.
    Palate:
    Toasted oats and raspberries with white chocolate. Lemon cheesecake with soft golden syrup.
    Finish:
    Pistachio nuts; distant lime; soft spice and slightly drying.

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