Glen Elgin

Glen Elgin-Glenlivet 22 Years Old 1991 Rum Cask ~ 56.8% (Cadenhead’s)

Glen Elgin-Glenlivet 22 Years Old 1991 Rum Cask

Speyside single malt scotch whisky

56.8% ABV, £79.90 for 70cl available from Wm Cadenheads

Score: 88/100

GlenElgin RC

What they say:

William Cadenhead’s are Scotland’s oldest independent bottlers of whisky established in 1842. Distilled in 1991 and bottled at cask strength in 2013. Only 498 bottles produced.

Nose: Dried citrus fruits along with darker fruits.  Salted caramel and prosciutto fruit cake some sweet spice. The nose is very deep big and rich.
Palate: Dry sherry, marzipan and cloves compete with fig compote and black cherries, dark brown sugar and cinnamon with some all spice, dark chocolate 70% coca level
Finish: Long lasting dark fruity tones with some dry spice, chewy Christmas cake finish.that lingers to the palate long after the last drop.

What I say:

Sampled during Water of Life Society (WoLS) meeting 27/02/2014 – Whisky and Cheese Pairing, paired with Manchego (officially Queso Manchego) is a cheese made in the La Mancha region of Spain from the milk of sheep of the Manchega breed. Official Manchego cheese is to be aged for between 60 days and two years. Manchego has a firm and compact consistency and a buttery texture, and often contains small, unevenly-distributed air pockets. The colour of the cheese varies from white to ivory-yellow, and the inedible rind from yellow to brownish beige. The cheese has a distinctive flavour, well developed but not too strong, creamy with a slight piquancy, and leaves an aftertaste that is characteristic of sheep’s milk. / Sweet and nutty Manchego paired beautifully with this sweet and spicy rum cask finished Glen Elgin a divine combination.

Colour:

Golden Brown

Nose:

Toffee, molasses and Demerara sugar sweetness with hints of nail polish acetone

Taste:

Cereals, malted barley, toffee, brown sugar, oaky wood, syrupy rum flavour

Finish:

Bitter-sweet treacle toffee of medium length

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