Glen Elgin 18 Year (2017 Special Release)

Single Malt

Glen Elgin // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    5.0
    5 out of 5 stars
    ( 1 )

Released in 2017 as part of Diageo's annual fall special release collection, this Speyside single malt whisky was distilled in 1998. It was aged for 18 years in ex-bodega European oak butts. Bottled at 54.8% ABV. There are 5352 bottles available.

  • age
    18 Year
  • abv
    54.8
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bodega European oak butts

Tasting Notes

"Big bursts of fruit on the nose, including sour apple and a bouquet of tropical fruit, with butterscotch, and a vanilla creaminess. Comes in hotter and spicier than expected at the front of the palate but then moves into a honeyed sweetness, with floral and heather notes. The finish has spicy oak, black pepper, menthol, cloves, brown sugar, and more honey and apple."

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Fruity & Vanilla