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Glen Elgin Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes

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Glen Elgin - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 6 (3 wash, 3 spirit) - Founded: 1898
Address: Longmor, Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 3SL - Phone: +44 (0) 1343 860 212
Web: www.malts.com - More info: Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
Glen Elgin 1971/1988 ‘Fragments of Scotland’ (50%, Duthie for Samaroli, Italy)
91 points - Last tasted: September 5, 2005 - Tasting notes: here
Glen Elgin

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
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MM Distillery profile:
The Glen Elgin distillery was built between 1898 and 1900 by a partnership of William Simpson & James Carle. That seems like a long time, but it was after the 'Pattison Crash'. Production at Glen Elgin started officially on May 1, 1900. The architect Charles Doig predicted that no other distillery would be built in Speyside for at least 50 years and he was right; Tormore wasn't built until 1958.... More on Malt Madness.

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Glen Elgin NAS (43%, OB, Asia) - 060105
  • Glen Elgin 12 yo (43%, OB, Carpano, late 1970’s) - 091206
  • Glen Elgin 12yo (43%, OB, +/- 1985) - 230111
  • Glen Elgin 12yo (43%, OB, circa 2006) - 200907
  • Glen Elgin 12yo (43%, OB, +/- 2009) - 230111
  • Glen Elgin 15 yo (60.2%, OB, Manager's Dram, 1988) - 221113
  • Glen Elgin 16 yo ‘Manager’s Dram’ (60%, OB, bottled 1993) - 270808
  • Glen Elgin 16yo (58.5%, OB, +/- 2009) - 140410
  • Glen Elgin 19yo (60%, OB, Limited Centenary Bottling, 750 bottles, 2000) - 200907
OB - vintage
  • Glen Elgin 1998/2009 'Managers' Choice' (61.1%, OB, cask #3678, 534 bottles) - 300909
Adelphi
  • Glen Elgin 1978/2005 (47.5%, Adelphi, cask #4512, 208 bottles) - 281205
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Glen Elgin 1975/2007 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, casks 5167/5170) - 270808
The Bottlers
  • Glen Elgin 16 yo 1985/2001 (56.7%, The Bottlers, Refill Spanish Oak Butt #1212) - 190204
Cadenhead
  • Glen Elgin 14 yo (80 proof, Cadenhead, black label, late 70’s) - 050905
  • Glen Elgin 13 yo 1965/1978 (45.7%, Cadenhead, black label, bottled October) - 050905
  • Glen Elgin 19 yo 1971/1990 (50.4%, Cadenhead, distilled September) - 060105
  • Glen Elgin-Glenlivet 22 yo 1971/1993 (50.1%, Cadenhead) - 190204
Dun Bheagan
  • Glen Elgin 21 yo 1991/2013 (52.5%, Dun Bheagan, cask #8294, 558 bottles) - 270513
Duncan Taylor
  • Glen Elgin 12 yo 1991/2003 (46%, Whisky Galore) - 060304
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Glen Elgin 1968/2005 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice) - 191208
Hart Bros
  • Glen Elgin 19 yo 1978/1997 (43%, Hart Bros) - 281205
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Glen Elgin 1976/2006 (45.1%, Jack Wieber's Cross Hill, 224 bottles) - 091206
James MacArthur
  • Glen Elgin 17 yo 1991/2008 (54.6%, James MacArthur, cask #2598) - 300909
  • Glen Elgin 16 yo 1995/2012 (56.4%, James MacArthur, Old Masters, bourbon, cask #1660) - 221113
MacKillop's Choice
  • Glen Elgin 1974/2002 (59.4%, McKillop's Choice, cask #2) - 130407
Malts of Scotland
  • Glen Elgin 1975/2011 (46.8%, Malts of Scotland, Angel's Choice, bourbon hogshead, cask #11024, 47 bottles) - 221113
The Nectar
  • Glen Elgin 35 yo 1975/2011 (41.8%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) - 161111
  • Glen Elgin 25 yo 1984/2010 (43,8%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) - 230910
Samaroli
  • Glen Elgin 1971/1985 (50%, Samaroli, White Label w. Distillery drawing, 75cl) - 191208
  • Glen Elgin 1971/1988 ‘Fragments of Scotland’ (50%, Duthie for Samaroli, Italy) - 050905
  • Glen Elgin 1985/2004 (45%, Samaroli, cask #1534) - 091206
Scott's Selection
  • Glen Elgin 1980/2007 (44.4%, Scott’s Selection) - 270808
Signatory
  • Glen Elgin 10 yo 1996/2007 (46%, Signatory UCF, virgin oak barrels, cask #2328+29, 633 bottles) - 130407
Single Malts of Scotland
  • Glen Elgin 32 yo 1976/2008 'Green Elgin' (40.8%, The Whisky Exchange, cask #5443, 215 bottles) - 191208
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency
  • Glen Elgin 35 yo 1975/2010 (46.4%, The Perfect Dram, bourbon hogshead, 98 bottles) - 211010
  • Glen Elgin 35 yo 1975/2011 (51.1%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 186 bottles) - 221113
  • Glen Elgin 36 yo 1975/2011 (48.2%, The Whisky Agency, The Perfect Dram, bourbon hogshead, 134 bottles) - 221113
  • Glen Elgin 25 yo 1984/2009 (48.7%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 244 bottles) - 140410
  • Glen Elgin 27 yo 1984/2011 (45.1%, Liquid Sun, bourbon, 207 bottles) - 221113
  • Glen Elgin 25 yo 1985/2011 (44.7%, The Whisky Fair, 10th Anniversary, bourbon hogshead, 232 bottles) - 221113
  • Glen Elgin 16 yo 1995/2011 (50%, Liquid Treasures, bourbon) - 100112
Various IB
  • Glen Elgin 35 yo 1975/2010 (46.1%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon) - 221113
  • Glen Elgin 37 yo 1975/2013 (47.6%, The First Editions, bourbon hogshead, 84 bottles) - 221113
  • Glen Elgin 26 yo 1980/2007 (47.8%, Scotch Single Malt Club for The Scots Whisky Forum, bottling No.4, cask #3465, 111 bottles) - 140410
  • Glen Elgin 27 yo 1984/2011 (46.1%, Thosop Import, bourbon hogshead, 213 bottles) - 221113
  • Glen Elgin 29 yo 1985/2014 (45.6%, Maltbarn, bourbon cask, 122 bottles) - 260914
  • Glen Elgin 17 yo 1995/2013 (46%, Carn Mor, Strictly Limited, 734 bottles) - 051113

 
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