Glen Elgin, one of Diageo’s malts which disappears into blends for most of its production since their production started in 1900. Small parts of their production is kept aside for their own small bottling range. Since most is sold to blenders, the malt is (relatively) easy obtained by independent bottlers, who in their turn make sure we get to know the distillery and its quality produce. Thanks guys…
46% abv, €70
Nose: grainy from the first sniffs, breakfast cereals with chinks of freshly cut red apples. A slight sour white wine vinegar, maybe some red berries and various dried fruit, all served in a wooden bowl.
Palate: A very well made, creamy chocolate mousse with berries and a nutty honey.
Finish: A medium long finish with sherry notes, fresh red berry juice and, again, notes of milk chocolate.
Conclusion: I really must look into investing in the connoisseurs choice bottlings. This is another cracker!
As I always try to be as honest as possible in my tasting notes – especially with gifted samples, I am having a hard time with the bottlings we are sent by Gordon & MacPhail from their Wood Makes the Whisky programme. All samples we are receiving of late are top quality…