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Overall rating
86.64/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
08.11.1995
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
1609-1671
Number of bottles
294
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2016 1:54 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 128,89

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 Cl

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points

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

    I have tropical fruits in my nose. Bananas and mangoes come to mind right away.
    The alcohol is quite well integrated and stings only minimally in the nose at the beginning.

    Lemons are there in the taste. In addition a caramel note.

    The finish is medium long. It initially flashes slightly bitter oak. Then I have very subtle roasted aromas and hay.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The nose was promising, but on the palate it goes south, I’m afraid. The lavender is too dominant.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity on pears, melon and even some lime, but with a dark edge. I can only describe it as woodsmoke. There is a candy-like quality, which is quite nice in this case.
    • Taste
      Despite the high ABV, the arrival is soft on citrus fruit and pears, but the candy now turns to lavender which then becomes quite perfumy. A touch too soapy to my taste. The woodsmoke is prominent and reminds me of a hearth. 
    • Finish
      The finish is long and sweet, with quite some oak, but the soapiness lingers too long.

  3. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasty old Glen Elgin, really subtle and fruity, with a bit of a short finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Pure and yet not easy: cool :. Does not need water.
    • Nose
      Strong, smoky, exhaust fumes, long drawn green tea, old, dirty, oily engine, reminds me of Lagavulin: eek:, behind floral, lilac, after 20min soapy, lavender, the smoke is gone, green gooseberry
    • Taste
      Soft, oily, fumes, freshly sawn wood, lilac, blocky, later less smoky, floral, white wine, lavender, still Lagavulin: eek:
    • Finish
      Milk coffee, tea, tar, oil, lilac, lavender, long and malty

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite a lovely surprise. Lately not many Glen Elgin's around, so this one is nice.
    • Nose
      Light and subtle, Quite the spring orchard with fresh apples, pears and blossom. White sugar melon.
    • Taste
      On the palate also the mixture of light and fruity. This time more pineapple and mandarins. Cigar box in the end.
    • Finish
      This subtle dram hasn’t got a big ending, but it lingers on in fruit and gentle sweetness.

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful malt with pronounced herbal notes and floral impressions, even a little salt / coast is there ...
    • Nose
      Slightly salty, floral, honey and lovely, pleasant and inviting;
    • Taste
      Distinctive herbal note, floral meadow, floral, honey again, wood / oak, zirtone and a little acid (fruit or wood?), More herbs!
    • Finish
      Medium to long, with not too few impressions of the wood, pleasantly warming;

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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