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Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
03.1990
Bottled
11.2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 12155
Number of bottles
205
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Feb 2016 4:16 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 169.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1990 HL

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Only the occasional and always faint booziness prevents me from going past 90pts. By my count a very impressive whisky. If you ever feel like contemporary Scotch is a bit boring and same-y, there's always Glen Elgin and Springbank...

    Tasted with Glen Elgin 20yo 1995 Claxton's (89pts), Craigellachie 21yo DL 11343 (85pts) and Mortlach 22yo 1989 cask 3926 (92pts).
    • Nose
      Very similar to Claxton's 20yo 1995 Glen Elgin, but the oak is louder (caskwood rather than wine or bourbon). A wisp of aged rhum agricole and some jeera.
    • Taste
      Sweet liquorice, white pepper, tin, and a wonderful old wood note. With water it gets less tannic and acquires a full, even and nearly flawless body. Copper, spicy oak and a long lasting mix of leather and sour berries (gooseberry?). The oak is just right.
    • Finish
      The finish could use a little oomph. It's even and balanced but a tad too quiet compared to the most excellent entry.

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