Monday 30 April 2018

Glen Elgin 16 (Special Releases 2008) Review

Hi everyone,

This was another wonderful sample from Whisky in Leiden a few weeks ago. This time an official and heavily Sherried Glen Elgin. Whom, if you remember correctly, use Worm Tubs, which should give a heft to the spirit and a sulphury-ness that would make Jim Murray quake in his fedora.
Glen Elgin 16 58.8%
Colour: Amber
Body: Full
Nose: Really heavy in style. Slightly sulphury, thick raisin and Christmas cake, dark chocolate, dense nose. Biscuit-y malt.
Taste: Soft and clean, very nice development with a surge of sweet Sherry and heavy spirit, malt, earthy, tobacco and leather, black coffee.
Finish: Long length. Black coffee, bitter charcoal, lightly dirty sulphur.
Part of the 2008 special releases. Bet they were less expensive back then too! A very nice Mortlach/Benrinnes style Glen Elgin.

Distillery: Glen Elgin
Average Score: 76
Distillery Ranking: 27th/61 places
Up/Down: 43>27 (Up 16)

Thanks for reading!

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