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Glen Elgin, 12 yr old, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

700 ml, 43.0% abv, Scotland, Speyside

A very soft 12 year old. This distillery bottling replaces the previous very popular Flora & Fauna issue of Glen Elgin, and represents great value for money.

“fruitcake in a bottle”

Its style is smooth, mellow and sweetly honeyed. Soft spring water comes from the area of Millbuies Loch to the south-east of the distillery.

“A combination of long, slow ferments, and distillation coupled with worm tubs gives a ludicrously fruity spirit, which here is bulging with ripe peach, apricot, and Galia melon coated in cinnamon and nutmeg, given thick weight by the worm tubs. A classic.” (Dave Broom)

“Ginger, crystallised barley sweet and a complex array of fruit on the nose, a beautiful balanced taste with light fruit, sweet spice and a zesty freshness and mouth filling finish.” (Dominic Roskrow)

$94.95 inc GST

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APPEARANCE : Full gold.

NOSE : Sweet. Almonds, or maybe marzipan? Some orange juice. Perhaps a trace of sawn wood. With water, Speyside esters, nut oil and buttery fat, prawn crackers, traces of fresh pears; a whiff of smoke or steam; dense.

BODY : Smooth, medium.

PALATE : Pleasant mouthfeel; sweetish, then dryish, with some acidity between; all well balanced.

FINISH : Dryish, balanced finish.

‘Glen Elgin 12 is a hidden gem, and scores ’89’ in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
‘Silver’ IWSC 2007

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