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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1991 IM
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.36 points
- A very nice, but not very complex sherry bomb. Something for the sherry lover I think.
- Tasty thing, with 170 € also almost within reach of my wallet, but feels more like 15-20 years, and so you will probably find in the 100 € -Class (or something under it) similar good stuff.
Spicy-woody, but no fresh sawdust, no age-old, dark cupboard, rather medium-hardwood, with some cinnamon, pepper, dry, aromatic ... with water juicier, fruity, canned peach, mirabelle, orange marmalade, still cinnamon, a Touch ginger
spicy-woody like the nose - fits, maybe a bit darker, sharper, the fruits rather dried than jam, dark chocolate ... and there is still something dark-tart-sweet behind on the tongue, so between molasses and liquorice, with dark berries
medium to long, warm, spicy-dry with cocoa and a light, tart fruitiness ... blackberry or blood orange?
- Fine example of a sherried cask strength whisky. It might seem heavy on the sweet side at first, but it certainly gains from letting it rest in the glass for some minutes. The careful addition of water tamed the prominent sweetness and brought pleasant citrus notes to light.
The sherry comes out strong and with it the typical aroma of dried fruits. A lot of sweetness, I'm thinking of apples and prunes that have been lying on the ground for awhile. Mellow oak lingers in the background. (With water: Hints of freshly cut oranges.)
Spicy at first, you can tell this was bottled at cask strength. Not too strong though as it's oily and velvety in the mouth. Many fruity notes again, notably sweet strawberries. It has something creamy... strawberry and vanilla milkshake? (Having rested in the glass a little longer, with water: Definitely oranges now. Strikes a nice balance with the soft taste of oak.)
Best described as long-lasting sweetness. More oak later as the mouth gets dry.