- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 22 Aug 2016 8:51 am by brandyhill1
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 12-year-old
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.47 points
- A beautiful everyday whisky, which demands little from the connoisseur and lets him dangle his thoughts.
A typical Speyside nose, fruity floral.
However, rather flat and the sharpness of the alcohol comes through too quickly. So altogether too little flavor to place him in the luxury segment.
A clearer balanced entry-level whisky without complexity and development. Significantly milder than in the nose. Immediately reminded me of Aberfeldy 12yo.
Disappointing because very short without additional development. But no bad surprises.
- A shame of the added caramel and needing the 43%. But it did get the 43% abv, and that is a good thing. It tries to be a friend for all (without any peat) and it tries a bit too hard.
With a little water the nose gains a lot but the taste doesn't. The finish is unaffected by the water.
W/o water: sweet, bubblegum, icing sugar, grain, bread. Perfumed.
W/ water: more complex. Sweet and bitter fruit. Warm, savoury notes.
W/o water: the arrival is a sweet heat. Swiftly into the development of hot juicy citrus; oranges and tangerines. But definitely hot.
W/ water: sweet arrival and immediate development to sweet sour bitter citrusfruits.
Oaky dryeness in a citrussy finish, quite long and staying dry.
- A decent daily dram. Not complex or challenging. Not remarkable or particulary noteworthy. It is masterfully crafted in not being offensive, and that is its strength.
- very nice and soft on the palate, so I bought this great 12 year old standard at the great price-performance ratio already 2 times