Glen Elgin, 18 Year Old, 2017 Release
Glen Elgin

Glen Elgin, 18 Year Old, 2017 Release,

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Glen Elgin, 18 Year Old, 2017 Release, 1999

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Glen Elgin, 18 Year Old, 2017 Release, 1999

A natural cask strength Single Malt Whisky from a highly-regarded Speyside distillery that deserves to be better known. With a highly sophisticated, classic Speyside taste, this intriguing fusion of two experimental batches, made with different yeasts and matured in different woods, makes a fine dram. A fresh, yet voluptuous aroma and layers of fruit make this an enticing dram. A burst of sweetness washes over the palate, with traces of spun honey and honeycomb, followed by sour apples, oaky spice and brown sugar. The fruit stays centre stage, with icing sugar sweetness, butter and wood at the edges. The spice builds, with light cinnamon joined by dark clove and dried orange peel. Water calms the spice to reveal sweet notes of cream, sherbet and almond nuttiness, with orchard fruit and fruit jelly.

ABV:
54.8%

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Scotland
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Glen Elgin
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Glen Elgin

Glen Elgin

For generations this little-known Speyside distillery has lent its distinctive flavour to one of the world’s most famous blends. Fortunately for all Scotch lovers, today Glen Elgin whisky’s honey-sweet character is available to sample in its own right. Founded at the end of the whisky boom in 1898, Glen Elgin was designed by the distillery architect Charles Doig of Elgin. Today, as the summer house-martins swoop among the worm tubs at the distillery on the edge of the Royal Burgh of Elgin, little seems to have changed in over a hundred years. Glen Elgin whisky is a typical Speyside – complex, fragrant, with a delicious orange blossom finish.

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