Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Complex and full of character
Stated Age
09 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
60.4 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
01 apr 2016 8:50 am by alex_p
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 2006 SMWS 85.35

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Compared to Glen Elgin 2006 85.40. Full bourbon power!
    • Nose
      Fresh, citrus, malty - cereals, grassy, popcorn, gin with herbs and fruity - apple and pear.
    • Taste
      Young but very tasty with citrus - grape fruits and sweets. A trace of ashes and nougat.
    • Finish
      Medium drying, citrus - lemon, vanilla and fruity  - bourbon fruits.

  2. mr.p9 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at day 7 of the Usquebaugh Society BTC 2016 although this was the whisky for day 8. My guess was Clynelish 16yo @ 60%. It was more like the Imperial 19yo vW I had today, though :)

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla pudding, banana, raspberry, coconut and pear. A light resin note like virgin oak. Water adds apple lemonade.
    • Taste
      Banana, pear, raspberry, pineapple, coconut and vanilla. Water releases a saltiness like taco shells.
    • Finish
      Vanilla pudding, banana, pineapple, coconut and raspberry.

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Olaf82 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Yeah, I'm really pleased with this youngster. It has a really nice profile. Not big overwhelming vanilla flavours from the fresh bourbon barrel, but it has developed a character of its own. I'm gonna have fun with this bottle!
    • Nose
      The first word that comes to mind when I smell this whisky is 'Fresh'. A really fresh nose. Very pleasant. Freshly cut grass with a lot of mint. Some citrus as well (mojito!). The alcohol is quite high, so big sniffs will not go unpunished, but besides that it is a very friendly nose. Very rich, in a young, fresh way. I'm am glad to find no big spirit smells are to be found in this rather young whisky.
    • Taste
      The taste on the other hand is sharp. Hot even. Very spicy, not that friendly anymore. All the flavours from the nose are present, but not as balanced as it is in the nose. Still a nice whisky nonetheless, but more what you would expect from a 9 year old at +60%. Water helps to balance it all, and brings a winegummy fruitiness on the table.
    • Finish
      Citrus. Quite one dimensional. Not that long.

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Buttery gold

    Flavour Profile: Juicy, oak & vanilla

    We found the nose surprisingly complex for the age – we got
    floral notes, fruity notes (mango, pineapple, wrinkled apples), currants, crème
    brûlée and a cabinet maker’s workshop. The palate was mouth-filling and yummy,
    with good viscosity (fruit syrup poured over crêpes), sweet  Muscat, juicy sultanas and orange fondants,
    with nice balancing chili heat and a dry finish. The nose, with water,
    delivered lychees in syrup, dried pineapple, coconut, incense candles and aromatic
    wood. The reduced palate had orange zest and wine gum fruitiness and light
    mouth tingles from the wood – a dram of decent complexity, individual character
    and very drinkable indeed.

    Drinking Tip: Relaxing with a good book


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