Glen Elgin 1971
32 Year Old

70cl / 42.3%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Glen Elgin 1971 / 32 Year Old
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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.
Distillery Bottling
32 Year Old
No of Bottles
1500 bottles

Glen Elgin 1971 Reviews

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]

1 Customer Review

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  • 16 May 2010

    Beautiful depth of flavour. Very similar to Suntory Yamazaki 12 yr old single malt for those who are interested.