Glen Elgin 18 Year (2017 Special Release)

Single Malt

Glen Elgin // Speyside, Scotland

    1. fb0mb3r

      4.25 out of 5 stars
    2. csmalex

      4.25 out of 5 stars
    3. washeewashee

      4.0 out of 5 stars
      Nose - (w/o water) Very pleasant & light grassy & floral notes, ripe green pears, lightly oaky undertones, thickly sweet with a hint of oak aged dessert white wine, light mint/herbal vibe (w/ water) Adds a new component of vanilla mint custard to the nose Taste - (w/o water) Fruity heat, intense sweet pear with a dessert white wine vibe, faint wisp of clean smoke, light grass, floral, crisp light fleshed fruits (w/ water) More of a white pepper heat, lightly ashy, drying pear cider, floral, less grassy, more dry ashy/dusty golden raisins Finish - (w/o water) Lingering green grass, light fleshed fruits, pear vibe lingers, lightly metallic (w/ water) Lingering heat, green Anjou pears, light ashy/metallic vibe still present Score - 83/100 Final Thoughts - The nose on this one is quite nice. Good balance of sweet and crisp pear, very floral, sweet dessert wine like influence. This transitions nicely to the palate with a surprise wisp of ash/clean smoke, like it was aged in barrels that often had campfires near them or something. There's this faint wisp of ash/smoke, but I don't think any of this malt has been peated at all. The only real downfall of this is the finish where after everything sort of settles, you get this light metallic taste on the very backend which is a bit distracting & I guess is good since it makes you want to take another sip to get rid of it. Would I drink it if offered? - Yes Would I specifically order it? - No Would I buy a bottle? - Not another
      195.37 USD per Bottle
    4. frese

      3.75 out of 5 stars

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    6. Joe_C

      5.0 out of 5 stars
      Oh my god... and a great review by Jake Emen. Apples and pineapple on the nose with a touch of toasted barley and honey. Very creamy on the palate with wood spices, vanilla and floral notes. The finish is quite long and, though fiery (this IS cask strength), with great finesse. This whisky is a work of art!
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