Review No.115. Glen Elgin 12 Year Old

Whisky: Glen Elgin 12 Year Old Scotch Single Malt Whisky, 43%

Nose: Grass, tropical fruits, berries, nuts, leather, gentle smoke

Taste: Mixed fruit salad, hay, barley, malt, heather, butterscotch, cinnamon spice

Finish: Barley, hay, cinnamon spice, roasted nuts, mocha

Score: 3.25

Summary: This is a good all round malt.  In that I mean there is a decent amount to keep you interested with the mixture of fruit and floral notes but also some spice.  The alcohol strength suits it well which makes it a nice sipping whisky.  It only needs a drop of water I think but I could happily drink this neat.  This offers a good alternative to some 10 – 12 year old speysiders you would find in supermarkets.


Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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