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Glen Elgin 1998

Overall rating
85.72/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2017
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bodega European Oak Butts
Number of bottles
5352
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Limited Release
Added on
01 May 2017 8:40 pm by Dris
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 333,75

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27 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1998

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.72 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Colour: gold
    Nose: sweet, ripe fruits, vanilla, leather, muffins, dried fruits, baking spices, furniture varnish, red orange, light fruit rottenness and oak notes.
    Mouth: sweet, oak, spices, dryness, dried fruits, wood coal, pears.
    Finish: sweet, spices, dryness, sweet fruits, red orange.
    Glen Elgin is a sweet, smooth, good balanced and tasty whisky. Adding small quantity of sherry cask made very good result.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Get a bit tired of "Modern Speyside style" whiskies, this one has a strong palate.
    • Nose
      Modern Speyside style, a bit boring, quite a distillate driven malt, sweet barley malt, fresh bread.
    • Taste
      Very powerful, sour, citrus fruits, light oakiness.
    • Finish
      Medium, green tea, drying

  3. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes: Nose: Lots of vanilla, coconut, pineapple, macadamia nut and tons of white chocolate. Sweet floral scent and peanut butter, marzipan, apricots and honeydew melon. I have to say that it is certainly not the most complex flavor ever, but extremely accessible and plump.
    Mouth: Sweet, very fruity, apricot jam pure! Nevertheless, he does not seem to be a heavyweight, because a certain elegance and lightness is directly on the tongue. Quickly shows fine spiciness, and also marzipan, almonds and ginger.
    Finish: Could be a bit longer, a bit thinned but quite warming and rewarding.
    Conclusion: Overall, a slightly simpler malt, but at this level certainly one of the best and extremely consistent in itself. https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, sherry, a creamy sweetness!
    On the palate, we attack with the very present alcohol, then aromas of black cherry, vanilla, a woody side back then a milky sweetness, very fresh!
    In the final, it's medium length, subtle!
    A fine dram, which takes time to fully open.

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