Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 Aug 2016 8:49 am by brandyhill1

Average value

€ 19.95

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18 × member ratings

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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 82.44 points

  1. butt scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  2. Glen Valley scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    A beautiful everyday whisky, which demands little from the connoisseur and lets him dangle his thoughts.
    • Nose
      75 75
      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.
    • Taste
      79 79
      A clearer balanced entry-level whisky without complexity and development. Significantly milder than in the nose. Immediately reminded me of Aberfeldy 12yo.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Disappointing because very short without additional development. But no bad surprises.

  3. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      83 83
      W/o water: sweet, bubblegum, icing sugar, grain, bread. Perfumed.
      W/ water: more complex. Sweet and bitter fruit. Warm, savoury notes.
    • Taste
      81 81
      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.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Oaky dryeness in a citrussy finish, quite long and staying dry.

  4. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. MacArthur scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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


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