Glen Elgin 1971 / 32 Year Old

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Glen Elgin 1971 / 32 Year Old
70cl / 42.3%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
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.
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CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingBottling StatusDiscontinuedAge32 Year OldVintage1971No of Bottles1500 bottles
Tasting Notes:
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Fragrant. Cedary. Honeyed. Wonderfully rich, fruity strawberry jam nose with mellow pear drops. Some warm, even caramelised sugar. With water less pronounced but still sweet.

Body: Soft, rich, tongue-coating.

Palate: Clean, sweet. Smooth, not cloying. A hint of Seville orange. Intense honey.
Cereal-grain. Drinks very well straight and needs very little water, which introduces a slight saltiness.

Finish: Gently drying. Shortbread. Deep and mellow, with faded lemon-sherbets
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom

Nose: Mature, elegant and complex. Rancio, mulch, toasty wood, hazelnut, mango, black cherry, clootie dumpling, light smoke.

Palate: Fragrant but pretty firm. Needs water to soften the oak and reveal peach, chestnut honey, dried fruit and a hint of smoke. Balanced.

Finish: Cocoa, beech nut. Cognac like.

Comment: A classic from one of Speyside's forgotten greats.

[These notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 38]

Customer Reviews:(1 review)
Beautiful depth of flavour. Very similar to Suntory Yamazaki 12 yr old single malt for those who are interested.
- anonymous, 16th May '10
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