Glen Elgin

Glen Elgin 22 Years Old 1995 Celebration of the Cask (53.4%, Carn Mor, HH #3208, 280 Bottles, 2018)

Glen Elgin 22 Years Old 1995 Celebration of the Cask

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 53.4%
  • Age: 22 Years old
  • Bottling: Carn Mor, Celebration of the Cask
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £140
  • Origin: Glen Elgin distillery
  • Vintage: 1995

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What they say

A Càrn Mòr bottling of Glen Elgin, matured in a single hogshead from December 1995 to June 2018. Following that 22 year long maturation, it was bottled at cask strength for the Celebration of the Cask range, producing 280 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Sandalwood, black liquorice, red Jelly Tots and beeswax.
  • Palate: Buttered bread, apricot, coconut shavings and Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
  • Finish: Subtly grassy on the finish.

What I say

Finishing off a little duo of Glen Elgin with this 1995 vintage 23 year old bottled by Carn Mor as part of their Celebration of the Cask series.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Buttery gold (7/20), medium-fine tears and fine legs.
  • Nose: Vanilla, fragrant, buttery and gentle cereals, honey and golden syrup, honeycomb, fruity, citrus orange, lemon, peach, nectarine, pineapple and coconut/pina colada.
  • Taste: Medium-bodied, sweet, vanilla pods, fruity and a little chalky minerality, slightly ascerbic, dry oak and white pepper, sherbet, creamy vanilla, hazelnut latte, lemon sorbet, nectarine and peach melba.
  • Finish: Long, spiced and sweet, coffee/latte, pineapple and coconut.

Overall

Zingy and fruity but with masses of vanilla and cream added, slightly sour but with a distinct latte coffee-like note.

Score 86/100

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