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Overall rating
87.67/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
264
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2017 9:21 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 112.51

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1995 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] Tonight I am in the mood for a fruity head-to-head tasting so I try two cask strength Glen Elgin - this 21-years old CA with 56.8% abv versus a 32-years old SV (WB id 119937) with just 44.4% abv left. So I am curious if the oldie or the oomphie will win...

    ...and the winner is: The oldie because of its more old-stylish profile which is more appealing to my taste buds. No doubt, both are great drams and it is up to everyone's preferences which one is better. But for sure both drams prove that Glen Elgin delivered excellent quality throughout the decades of bust (eighties) and normality (nineties). We will see in the future if it can keep that high quality throughout the modern boom times too...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour of the CA is at jonquiripe corn while the SV is a tad darker at yellow gold. The SV offers a rich and delicious fruity nose right after pouring the dram with dozens of different fruits, honeys and barley sugars in an appropriate spicy wooden framework. Later waxes and chalky notes join in together with autumn floral aromas. All very balanced and without any off-note. The CA is more shy and closed on that dimension and needs at least ten minutes of breathing, better more. After that it enfolds beautifully on basically the same profile but it is less sweet and adds additional herbal aromas that perfectly fit into this mix. It is nicely balanced too and without any off-note either, but I like the SV better not least because its profile is more old-stylish...
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste of the SV is nicely layered on all kinds of sweet flavours like fruits, sugars, toffee and marzipan notes. To balance these some bitter-spicy layers intercept that onrush of sweetness with nutty (almonds, wal nuts), herbal and peppery impressions. An adorable combination! No flaw or imbalance that I can detect. The CA tastes again less sweet (that in fact still is very sweet) with more waxy-oily flavours and delicious bitter notes of herbs and green tea. It is not as layered as the SV but compensates this through a more powerful ("oomphie") impression. Later some delicate coffee-mocha notes pop up that I really like. Chewing is mandatory for both drams! By the way, no flaw in the CA either.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The SV arrives warming on the palate and instantly coats the whole of the mouth without any distracting moment, an excellent mouthfeel! The finish is long and adds a tasty milk chocolatey note. There is a minor drying moment towards the end (cardboards) that is not distracting. The initial mouthfeel of the CA is a little hot due to the high abv but it warms and coats all of the mouth quite nicely too. The finish is even longer than that of the SV with more bitter notes (tea, tobacco) that drive the CA a little out of balance. Water releases more chalky and bitter aromas in the SV and opens up the CA nicely in the nose and smoothes its taste and finish (reducing the bitter notes which is perfect). I like the SV best when neat and the CA better when reduced to about the same strength of the neat SV (45% abv).

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    classic well balanced ex Bourbon barrel painted well made and matured
    • Nose
      88 88
      Malt, sweat, some pups, citrus peel, lemon, oatmeal cookies, lemon balm, hay, eucalyptus, roasted fresh oak on the whole a great nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      fresh with fresh light oak, lots of tree juice Lemon drops, beautiful waxiness, rosemary, thyme a touch of resin, sage and savory

      with further swallowing a lot of caramel - creamy - viscous
    • Finish
      87 87
      quite a long time without something new to show on the palate - interesting is that he is not changed and as well as was possible - I had never been so.

  3. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, strong glue and iodine, stewed fruit, cooking spices simmered.
    On the palate, a compote of well-cooked fruit, salted caramel back on, sweet spices, malt, a creamy side, then the fresher fruits appear with salty iodized return, raising the flavors of fact.
    In the final, fruits, spices, malt on the same aromas for a long finish.
    A dram that allows you to realize that the iodized aspect can magnify some whiskys.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, apple, fig, honey and a little malt. This is still quite standard.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Completely different, really waxy. And smoky too. Apple and vanilla.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Honey, salted caramel, apple and smoke.

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Solid bourbon cask whisky, which I first tried with a lot of water, which tamed him too much and messed up the finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Mint, sawdust, hair spray, grated lemon zest, orange, malt, vanilla, ginger. With water it is immediately sweeter and fruity, nutmeg, pepper, eucalyptus
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, honey, spicy, pepper, eucalyptus, slightly woody, nutty, very pale orange marmalade
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, sweet, woody, tart orange with honey, getting dry

  8. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Take some time... Opens up after some time in the glas
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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