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Glen Elgin 1995 Cl

Overall rating 20 votes 87.33
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 1:39 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

25 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

9 Notes

wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
31 Jul 2017 10:26 am

Au nez,des épices,puis des fruits (citron ,pomme verte),et un côté herbeux,avec un peu de poussière(pas fumée mais presque!),retour d'une fraîcheur boisée!ça promet!

My Collection
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
02 Jul 2017 9:21 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

The nose was promising, but on the palate it goes south, I’m afraid. The lavender is too dominant.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
St. Pauli
Expert Senior St. Pauli Tasting note
04 Apr 2017 9:14 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Quite fruity and grassy, with pear drops, lemon, tangerine, grass and mint. Behind that is more robust malt, slightly raw (husky, oily and earthy). 

Taste

Medium to full bodied, not too sweet. It delivers ample barley and fruit, but also some oily, earthy, rooty elements. Think of various citrus fruits, apricot, barley, licorice, workshop (oil), tobacco, and towards the end a bitter note of ginger. 

Finish

Medium, not so bitter as the palate suggests. The ginger doesn't push trough, it gets mixed with pepper. Then, the robust malt and the fruit return.

Comments

Not utterly complex, but very good. It reminds me of the whiskies from the past. 

Cheers! Paul
Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
27 Mar 2017 9:24 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Sour leatheriness, ground spices past their sell by date, and some wet cardboard. May sound unappetizing but I'm charmed by its vivid distinctiveness. Something faintly juicy - berries of some sort. Rosemary? Water makes it decidedly more tropical with that note like pineapple juice from a tin.

Taste

Oh! A little stinging neat but it's fabulous already. Very unusual among contemporary whisky. Slightly stale wet wood and some bourbon from a bottle that's been open for decades. Faint spices and leather. With water there opens up this taste I though pretty much extinct in post-'80s whisky. It's hard to put in words but it's this mixture of old furniture, dry leatheriness, and a certain cellar ambience (concrete floor, faintly moldy stone etc.). 

Finish

Long, slowly receding and tending to metals and roots.

Comments

Just my kind of whisky: distinctive and unique without having to resort to tricks. Tasted with Glen Elgin 25yo HL 12155 (90pts), Craigellachie 21yo DL 11343 (85pts) and Mortlach 22yo 1989 cask 3926 (92pts).

schero
Expert Senior schero Note
20 Mar 2017 8:49 am
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Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
10 Mar 2017 1:45 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Sec et fruité. De la pomme verte et du citron jaune, accompagnés d’un côté végétal à l’influence grandissante. De la poussière sèche de fruit enrobe le tout.

Taste

Plus doux que ce que le nez laissait présager. Du raisin blanc, du sirop de citron, de la pomme acidulée. Une couche mielleuse recouvre l’ensemble.

Finish

Le végétal refait surface et pousse le fruit sur le côté. Il apporte avec lui une sécheresse certaine.

Comments

Un Speysider assez typique sur le fruit acidulé. Le côté végétal, par moments for présent, apporte un plus au profil, ce qui n’est pas plus mal.

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
04 Mar 2017 10:25 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
17 Feb 2017 7:57 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 90 points

Tasked at Whiskybase Gathering 

Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
92
Price
91
Presentation
91
My Collection
Opeth83
Expert Senior Opeth83 Review note
22 Dec 2016 8:52 am
Opeth83 gave this whisky 86 points

Not an easy fruity speysider, it has a malty core but also lots of spices and milk chocolate. Not bad at all. 

Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
88
Finish
85
Price
82
Presentation
88

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