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November 17, 2021


Seven Glen Elgin

(Or extra)

Glen Elgin
In our weaker minds, Glen Elgin results in White Horse, which in flip would result in Lagavulin. Rhymes and alliterations all the time please poor writers too, to not point out tasters… Let’s strive to do that vertically and kick this off with a wee apéritif…

Glen Elgin 9 yo 2010/2020 (46%, James Eadie, Small Batch, bourbon)

Glen Elgin 9 yo 2010/2020 (46%, James Eadie, Small Batch, bourbon) Four stars

These wee bottlings simply by no means fail, do they? Color: white wine. Nostril: saccharose, cranberry juice, thyme tea, honeydew, panettone, sage, borage, tarragon… Certainly, how uncommon is that this? Very beautiful nostril, fairly totally different, contemporary, fragrant, intriguing, mysterious… Mouth: candy barley, malt, ale, Seville oranges, marmalade, extra thyme, then as soon as once more a sense of saccharose, wee easter eggs, icing sugar… What a humorous drop! End: fairly lengthy, with these herbs being again, tarragon, sage… A sweeter – and stronger – sauce béarnaise in your glass. Honey and ale within the aftertaste, or there, mead. Feedback: superb, relatively characterful, totally different, and but not off-track in any respect.

SGP:461 – 85 factors.

Glen Elgin 10 yo 2010/2020 (61.3%, Single Cask Nation, 2nd fill hogshead, cask #801386)

Glen Elgin 10 yo 2010/2020 (61.3%, Single Cask Nation, 2nd fill hogshead, cask #801386) Four stars

Color: white wine. Nostril: LOL, and I imply LOL. Maggi, glutamate, Tabasco, chives and 61.3% vol. What may go fallacious? Let’s have a look at… With water: excellent in case you do convey your pipette beneath management. Barley and honey, borage, sage, that panettone (why do not individuals like panettone, usually talking?)… Mouth (neat): fats and completely comparable. Identical icing sugar and herbs as within the James Eadie, solely at a, cough, a murderous power. And slightly riesling. With water: elegant drop. Splendid wee herbs and flowers, all crystallised. Stuff for 3*** eating places. End: lengthy, tense, with an exquisite texture. Feedback: ueber-class distillate, it is simply not that simple to not miss the purpose utterly.

SGP:561 – 87 factors.

We may strive one other 2010 coz I like them…

Glen Elgin 11 yo 2010/2021 (57%, Cooper's Choice, Hot Malt Taiwan, Marsala cask finish, 276 bottles)

Glen Elgin 11 yo 2010/2021 (57%, Cooper’s Selection, Sizzling Malt Taiwan, Marsala cask end, 276 bottles) Three stars and a half

Maintain on, a Marsala end… However there are various sorts of Marsalas, so, let’s have a look at… Color: straw. Nostril: candy and straightforward, actually all on candy barley, marshmallows, sultanas and an entire field of varied Turkish delights. And dried figs. Slightly impeccable until this level. With water: a wee feeling of gueuze and Rivesaltes. Any loopy mixologists round? Mouth (neat): an excellent drop, with a distillate that, apparently, may take simply something. Candy pastries, rolls, some honeysuckle and elderflower syrup, mullein… With water: a curious no to cognac, then drier fruits, peelings, teas… Tends to change into slightly leafy and bitter, not a transfer that remained unseen. End: medium, on natural teas. Hawthorn tea. Some muscovado. Raisins within the aftertaste. Feedback: it survived the Marsala. High quality’s fairly excessive and it didn’t get winey.

SGP:551 – 84 factors.

Time to go down the vintages and perhaps be slightly faster…

Glen Elgin 11 yo 2009/2020 (59.7%, The Single Malts of Scotland, for USA, hogshead, cask #807780)

Glen Elgin 11 yo 2009/2020 (59.7%, The Single Malts of Scotland, for USA, hogshead, cask #807780) Four stars

Keith, Imperial, ‘Lish, ‘Wooden, Elgin, Ila… That is a few of their favorite drops, apparently. Color: white wine. Nostril: extra austere, clearly, since we’re 100% on the distillate right here. A mentholy earthiness plus these wee herbs that we already discovered at the moment, borage, sage… Plus certainly a big contemporary panettone and a correct Alsatian kougelhopf that is just one hour previous. With water: plain and pure barleyness. Mouth (neat): fats mouth really feel and pure barleyness certainly. No woods in the best way, no wine, only a fattish distillate. We must always retailer these bottles for 50 years for our kids and grandchildren. Who is aware of, with local weather change, will distilling stay authorized in our superior nations? With water: excellent. Notes of pumpernickel. End: medium, whereas these herbs are again, going in the direction of… A type of fatter and drier Jägermeister. With our apologies, please obtain our honest greetings of peace and wellbeing. Feedback: did not we are saying we might be faster? Nice mature eau-de-vie de barley anyway.

SGP:551 – 87 factors.

Glen Elgin 13 yo 2008/2021 (52.2%, The Whisky Exchange, hogshead)

Glen Elgin 13 yo 2008/2021 (52.2%, The Whisky Trade, hogshead) Four stars

Boy are we gradual… Color: straw. Nostril: tenser and tighter but, on cider and oils, plus grapefruits and leaves. With water: chalk, apple juice, Sancerre, duck fats. Yep, duck fats. Mouth (neat): completely glorious, even sensible younger savoury fats malt. Certainly we have pushed the overdrive button. With water: loves water. Tight grapefruit jelly and Szechuan pepper. End: lengthy. Grassy construction. Inexperienced pepper within the aftertaste. Feedback: relatively a blade, what we name a sword. You do perceive that these effective of us in London do like this distillate; we do too.

SGP:461 – 87 factors.

Glen Elgin 2007/2020 (54.8%, Signatory Vintage for Or Sileis, Taiwan, hogshead, cask #800250, 299 bottles)

Glen Elgin 2007/2020 (54.8%, Signatory Classic for Or Sileis, Taiwan, hogshead, cask #800250, 299 bottles) Four stars

With a stunning wee animal on the label. With all of the salmons they have in SCO, they need to reintroduce bears! Have they? I imply not speaking about human animals? Color: straw. Nostril: sameish. I hate it that we’d now push the fast-forward button, as we used to do with our Akai cassette recorders, however certainly that is just about the identical whisky. Excellent news. Mouth: certainly we may have stated Pioneer, Nagra, or Revox, however certainly that is comparable, besides that there can be extra oranges, which might make this one much more beautiful. Extraordinary orangeness, which might create a type of fatter and greater Dalmore. Yep. End: excellent. Will get very grassy and peppery in the direction of the aftertaste, not the primary time that occurs both. Feedback: prime notch massive malt. Now, I hate to say this however please don’t pour this to inexperienced persons. There, I stated it.

SGP:461 – 87 factors.

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007…

Glen Elgin 15 yo 2004/2020 (56.7%, Lady of the Glen, Tawny Port finish, 300 bottles)

Glen Elgin 15 yo 2004/2020 (56.7%, Woman of the Glen, Tawny Port end, 300 bottles) Three stars

Gotcha. A 4 month end in Tawny, and why not? Color: mild gold. Nostril: no strawberries, no raspberries and no cassis, we’re effective! Nicely, there are some however it’s all beneath management, relatively with muffins and tarts and stuff. Undecided I’d have recognised the distillate, having stated that. With water: doughs. Mouth (neat): all effective and good, with a couple of leafy tones past the strawberries. Certain it does battle after the stunning bare 2010-2007s but it surely’s getting away with that. With water: effective. Desserts and yoghurts plus malt. End: medium, on candy and bitter crimson fruits plus some muffins made thereof. Feedback: positive this isn’t fairly the identical league, however we have had some ex-Tawny malts that had been a lot, a lot worse.

SGP:551 – 81 factors.

Glen Elgin 16 yo 2004/2020 (51.3%, Lady of the Glen, Rivesaltes finish, cask 801300, 180 bottles)

Glen Elgin 16 yo 2004/2020 (51.3%, Woman of the Glen, Rivesaltes end, cask 801300, 180 bottles) Two stars

A Rivesaltes end? Oh, no….. …. …. That could possibly be Mr Bean staining Whistler’s Mom in case you ask me, however let’s preserve an open thoughts and humour… Color: deep gold. Nostril: raisins, sultanas, Corinthians, Smyrnaeans, Sicilians… And younger cognac. They virtually recreated brandy de Jerez, kudos! With water: cherry leaves and stems, walnuts skins, struck matches. Mouth (neat): a drier, extra oloroso-ed brandy de Jerez, with slightly mud and sulphur past the large dry previous walnuts. With water: some bitter wines, strawberry liqueurs… End: relatively lengthy. Pepper, strawberries, candy wine. Feedback: not a fan of this very one, however we have gathered fairly a couple of top-notch LOTG bottlings recently. That will be Woman Of The Glen certainly. Quickly on WF.

SGP:651 – 75 factors.

Good, our plan was to return to the Nineteen Sixties however this has change into slightly laborious. Let’s do a 1995 after which name this a session, in case you agree…

Glen Elgin 24 yo 1995/2020 (49.1%, Asta Morris, bourbon, cask #AM137, 170 bottles)

Glen Elgin 24 yo 1995/2020 (49.1%, Asta Morris, bourbon, cask #AM137, 170 bottles) Four stars

Phew, no extra wine – wine will kill whisky at some point, learn my lips! Now certainly, between raisins and nothing… effectively…   Color: white wine. Nostril: oh there, previous Glen Elgin, waxier, extra on high-class whites (there’s an enormous distinction between being harking back to some nice wines and being flavoured with some low cost ones), then pollen and pistachios. Elegant. Mullein and elderflower syrups. Mouth: beeswax, honeys, bitterer nuts, propolis, a sense of chlorophyl, then pu-her tea. End: lengthy, maybe a tad too oaky now, with bitter oils. Schade, I used to be able to go increased, I imply, you see what I imply, figuratively… Feedback: very high-class Glen Elgin that will have gone a wee tad too far.

SGP:461 – 86 factors.

Yeah, I agree, a final one…

Glen Elgin-Glenlivet 23 yo 1995/2019 (50.6%, Cadenhead, Small Batch, bourbon hogsheads, 486 bottles)

Glen Elgin-Glenlivet 23 yo 1995/2019 (50.6%, Cadenhead, Small Batch, bourbon hogsheads, 486 bottles) Three stars

Have you ever heard of W.M. Cadenhead’s recently? Color: mild gold. Nostril: identical type as that of the Asta Morris, pollen, beeswax, mead… Mouth: glorious mix of two casks, regardless of a weird meaty aspect (suet?) Beeswax, mead, preserved peaches, vinsanto (amen), pepper, ginger… End: relatively lengthy, with slightly (an excessive amount of) pepper. Feedback: relatively superb, if not stellar. Some elements jogged my memory of some loopy French ginger liqueur, the title escaping me. And of peppers. Nah, we may stay with out it.

SGP:462 – 82 factors.

Look, since we’re at Cadenhead’s, this is what we will do, we’ll soar over the vintages by a minimum of thirty years and swear that this shall be our final Glen Elgin this yr. Whole lot, no?

Glen Elgin-Glenlivet 15 yo 1965/1980 (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy)

Glen Elgin-Glenlivet 15 yo 1965/1980 (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy) Four stars and a half

We have had a 1965/1978 fairly some years in the past (like, 20 years in the past) that is been excellent (WF 90). Color: amber. Nostril: all hail previous cash, silverware, metallic polish, previous engine, foie gras, spent motor oil, and simply previous well-taken-care-of motorcycle. Select your model and your mannequin however I’d certainly say Norton Commando. Mouth: chic pine-y arrival, happening with menthol, previous embrocations, cigars, camphor, and varied oils that, perhaps, you we’re meant to place into your mouth. Locals’ retsina wine. End: lengthy however actually very dry and resinous. Crunching pine needles. Feedback: malt whisky by Jean-Luc Godard, you simply adore it however you can’t not marvel why you do. Existential drop.

SGP:372 – 89 factors.

Okay, that is sufficient, bye.









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