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Overall rating
89.50/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Vintage
25.07.1978
Bottled
29.11.2000
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
4539
Number of bottles
298
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Jul 2009 4:27 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 166,00

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6 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 1978 SV

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2017]  Another find in a dark corner of my cellar that was never reviewed or scored so far - so I am very curious about this old bottling.  I bought bottle no. 120 for 60 Euro in February, 2005.  Glen Elgin usually offers a nice fruity profile and this dram greatly proves this legacy.

    The nose is all about a home-grown fruit salad with a honey-vanilla topping.  Some spices pep it up additionally as do the shy herbs and floral notes in the background.  The whisky arrives warming and coating in the mouth with just minor peppery moments.  The taste is again fruity sweet with spices and herbs in a firm wooden framework.  The finish is of medium length and adds no new impressions (but no distracting notes either!).  Some water releases more aromas in the nose and smoothes the taste, actually I like the dram best when reduced to about 46% abv.

    This is a very exemplary Glen Elgin dram that shows the best of this distillery's profile.  I really like it, and it is dangerously quaffable.  A fine Speyside whisky, for sure...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Quite alocoholic at first with yellow ripe fruits on vanilla custard with a touch of oak and autumn leaves.

    Unreduced it arrives quite sweet and only long chewing brings out fruits however with a very sweet tail. Coating mouthfeel and warming for a long time.

    A few drops of water close the nose and takes the beloved fruit away. More interesting in the mouth now with less sweetness.

    With a few drops more, the fruit is back on the nose and the palate is much more balanced now. This takes a lot water, however, with a 2cl sample I sadly can't explore no more.

    Great old style refill hoggie
    stuff.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2018]  I re-tasted this dram tonight and score it around one point higher both in the taste and finish so the total goes up to 89.

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