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21 May 2011

Glen Elgin 1975 (Whisky-Fässle)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Elgin

All the Glen Elgin 1975 I’ve had before were good, some even excellent.
In case you want to compare, check these similar releases.

 

Glen Elgin 1975 - Whisky-FaessleGlen Elgin 35 yo  1975
(46,1%, Whisky-Fässle 2010, bourbon cask)

Nose: fruity in an “unripe” way, with a certain dryness to it. Fresh citrus, apricots and lime with soft waxy notes. A little leather. Some mineral notes as well. Delicate vanilla. Hints of mint and heather. After a while, it becomes quite aromatic and floral. White flowers, jasmin maybe? Mouth: fresh, citrusy and rather dry with a nice oaky touch. Pear, orange, passion fruits. Delicate ginger and herbal notes. Some liquorice towards the end. Finish: medium length, with oranges and citrus tea.

Quite similar to the 1975 bottled by Whisky Agency, which is not a bad reference of course. Around € 160. Available from Whisky-Fässle in Germany.

Score: 88/100

Glen Elgin 1975 (Whisky-Fässle) 4 Ruben Luyten 2011-05-21

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