This is the whisky I compared to The Speyside. It was interesting because they both taste older than they actually are, but this one especially.
Glen Elgin 1995 Signatory Unchillfiltered 46%
Nose: Oaky and old. I would have guessed 25-30yo. Dignified fruit, red apple, apple peel, red liquorice, juicy oak, a little lemon.
Water: More complexity and balance. More of the distillery character. Lemon, lots of red apple, green apple, hessian, still oaky. More juicy and tropical after a bit.
Taste: Juicy! Fruity arrival, juicy apple and lemon, quickly becoming oaky and old, red apple, a little musty, dunnage, dry oak, tannins, a little dry orange peel.
Water: Much more spicy. Ginger, white pepper, European oak-esque (although I think it's from Bourbon barrels), nutmeg, building tannins, old book and leather towards the finish.
Finish: Long length. Mouth watering actually, quite juicy again with some orange and lemon.
Notes: Bottled 2013 at 18yo.
Reminds me a lot of MoM's 30yo. Very interesting whisky, if not completely balanced.
Score Average: 78.3
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good