From the website:
Glen Elgin Distillery is situated 10 miles south of where the river Lossie exits to the sea and about 40 miles east of Inverness. Founded at the end of the whisky boom in 1898, it was built and designed by the notable distillery architect Charles Doig of Elgin. A 'First Class' malt much loved by blenders, Glen Elgin was ... Read More »
A Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Glen Elgin, one of the key malts in the White Horse blend. Brilliantly, this has been bottled at 46% - previously unusual for Gordon & Macphail's CC range, but hopefully a marker of things to come.
Glen Elgin's spirit is in such high demand by blenders that owners Diageo rarely let much of it slip out in single malt form - and even less by independent bottlers. This cask strength 21yo refill sherry butt from the 1991 vintage represents, therefore, both a rare opportunity to taste Glen Elgin in its unadulterated form and something of a coup for indie bottlers Signatory.
A 1968 vintage Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Glen Elgin, one of the key malts in the White Horse blend. Aged in a sherry cask for over a quarter of a century before being bottled in 1995. Brilliantly, this has been bottled at 46% - previously unusual for Gordon & Macphail's CC range, but hopefully a marker of things to come.
A 16 year old bottling of Gen Elgin from legendary Italian importers Samaroli, as part of their Fragments of Scotland series. Awarded 91 points by Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com, who noted it had pepper and mint flavours.
Very few expressions of Glen Elgin have been bottled, so this is a rare treat. Released in 2003, this is a delicious honeyed, fruity dram from an often overlooked distillery that has long been rated 'First Class' by blenders lists.
A 1965 vintage Glen Elgin, bottled for Italian distributer Samaroli, although with a neck label and bottle shape that is rather reminiscent of Cadenhead's releases of the time... A 14 year old whisky matured in sherry wood.