Overall rating
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Marsala Wine Cask Finish
MoS 160323
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
17 Jul 2016 6:52 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69,37

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39 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 2004 MoS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.51 points

  1. Sapiano scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glen Elgin 20 1991/2011 Wilson Morgan Marsala Finish Cask 4069 50%

    Nose: noticeably spicy in the nose. Nutty Marsala. Something Musskat. Kandis. Appearances of grape seeds.
    Set but still more Marsala. Later ground grape seeds and a little espresso. Very nice.
    What a nutty Marsala nose after a long time in the glass!
    With a little bit of water, the nose becomes lighter and a bit sour.
    Taste: Tingling onset. There are spices. Rather dry. Acid is omnipresent. Slight bitterness. Something muff.
    Quite flat with water.
    Finish: pepper, a little vanilla, nuts and a bit mushy. Muff. Pretty long. After further slaps dominated a remaining bitterness.
    Conclusion: great nose. A bit too bitter in the finish. It's worth it to breathe. Then he opens up in the nose clearly.

    With water you get the bitterness something under control, but the nose and taste are very flat. I would refrain from it or give only a few drops.

    Glen Elgin 2004 MOS Marsala Finish Cask 160323 54.6%

    Color: pur reddish.
    Nose: sweeter (cotton candy), but in comparison less Marsala. The spices are missing.

    There are a few herbs (later with water similar to woodruff, after a long time in the glass of the woodruff was clearer).
    Then ground grape seeds, which dominate from then on. Easy stinging.

    I think I'll have to cover it up later
    The sweetness takes something off with water. A few gooseberries and fruit gums are now here.

    It adds a little vanilla and something for which I just have no name.
    Maybe just a little milk chocolate. Later, I think it's white turron.

    Taste: With a little water. Citrus fruity onset. Again with tingle. Oranges and candy. Pure creamy. Less nutty and without muff. Much cleaner than the World Cup. Becomes increasingly citrusy and only slightly bitter.
    Finish: Medium long. The tongue burns something like after eating sour fruit gums. Diluted, the finish is flatter, which also takes away the acidity.

    Conclusion: I think the game with water is worth it here for the nose, which, although not the force of the World Cup achieved, but still pretty nice. Taste and finish are less complex, but without the bitterness just easier to drink.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Damn sweet and sticky. The nose is still quite interesting. Unfortunately, taste and finish are a bit too alcoholic.

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Water brings me nothing. The cutest malt I ever had, so special. But I miss a little spice and complexity. You can not do it. Price 70 € are ok for the paper, for the offered but a bit too expensive.
    • Nose
      very sweet, cotton candy, sour red fruits, redcurrants
    • Taste
      prickles on the tongue, sweet, caramel, removes again sour red fruit
    • Finish
      medium, sweet, slightly dry at the end

  7. AlexBernt scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. guerriero82 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Note to the color: One would consider it rather for a white autumn than for a whisky. No high-flyer, but for friends of sweet malts (like me) a good drinking whisky.
    • Nose
      Very fruity with a slightly greasy undertone, very sweet, looks a little bit set up, behind it a little oak, slightly iodine, looks quite young on the nose, sweet orange, overripe plum, cherry, some alcoholic cocoa, lumumba, sour bread dough, intense , but also a bit impetuous
    • Taste
      creamy and intense, very sweet, also sparkling, sweet artificial cherry, dark chocolate, slightly alcoholic
    • Finish
      dries out behind, nutty, the fruitiness more in the taste of the fruit bowl over, medium, the drier finish is a good counterpart to sweet start


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