Glen Elgin

Glen Elgin 16 Years Old 2004 Tawny Port Finish

Glen Elgin vintage 2004 Ex-Tawny Port finish (56.7%, LOTG, Bourbon HH #801297, 299 Bottles, 2020)


What they say

  • Age of Whisky: 16 years old
  • Alcohol by Volume: 56.7%
  • Size of Bottle: 70cl
  • Cask Yield: 299
  • Cask: #801297 Bourbon Hogshead with Tawny Port finish

Glen Elgin distillery was founded in Fogwatt by bankers in 1898. The original distillate of Glen Elgin is exceptionally fruity with sweetness and malty notes.

The Bourbon cask was filled on the 4th of March 2004 and matured for over 16 years when it was finished for a period in an ex-Tawny Port cask from Josafer in Porto. The cask was bottled was finally bottled on the 8th of January 2020.

Our Tawny Port cask was sourced from a family-owned bodega near Porto in Portugal. Tawny Port casks typically bring flavours of raisin, caramels, coffee, toffee and walnuts

Cask #801297 yielded 299 bottles which were bottled at cask strength 56.7

On the palate, toasted walnut and highland toffee

What I say

Sampled during the Lady of the Glen 1st Outurn tasting 2020 held at Young Spirits, Edinburgh with Gregor Hannah.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Ruby tea (13/20)
  • Nose: Dried fruits and juicy red fruits, treacle toffee and dark chocolate
  • Taste: Medium bodied, warming, dried fruits, raisins, dates, plenty of woodland berries, bramble, raspberry, jam, earthy with a sharpness, becomes woody with clove oil and charred oak wood.
  • Finish: Long, chewy oak, cherrywood, cheroot cigars and chocolate covered coffee beans.


Woody and sweet with plenty of chewy oak in this one, quite dark and fibrous on the palate.

Score 85/100

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