Glen Elgin usually offers a nice fruity profile and this dram greatly proves this legacy. 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...
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 taste is again fruity sweet with spices and herbs in a firm wooden framework. Some water releases more aromas in the nose and smoothes the taste, actually I like the dram best when reduced to about 46% abv.
The whisky arrives warming and coating in the mouth with just minor peppery moments. The finish is of medium length and adds no new impressions (but no distracting notes either!).