Overall rating
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Dun Bheagan
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
52.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Max
Added on
26 Aug 2016 4:50 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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26 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1991 IM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      medium to long, warm, spicy-dry with cocoa and a light, tart fruitiness ... blackberry or blood orange?

  2. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Delicious paints which for me lacks the complexity at this age.
    Tasty, easy to drink. The nose and finish are great.
    • Nose
      88 88
      spicy, slightly alcoholic, old plank floor, somewhat musty, dusty after the attic, typical of the sherry, lots of plums, figs, orange zest, plus a few fruity notes of apple and ripe banana, subtle cinnamon, light honey sweetness, alcohol does not particularly stand out and is well integrated for me, not a particularly intrusive sweet, rather subtle about background
    • Taste
      86 86
      a little creamy at the beginning, spicy and slightly woody, here a little more spicy ginger, dried fruit and oranges dominate, in the background still dark chocolate, on the palate it does not come across as versatile, miss the complexity at this age,
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length finish, warming, getting drier with coffee and some malt. In addition, a slightly sour note of grapefruit, the spiciness of the oak remains a little longer.

  3. Whisky_in_Saxony scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    A perfect sherry matured whisky!

  4. RL_whisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A very nice, but not very complex sherry bomb. Something for the sherry lover I think.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Dominik scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.)
    • Taste
      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.)
    • Finish
      Best described as long-lasting sweetness. More oak later as the mouth gets dry.


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