02 Feb 2012
Glen Elgin 1975 (Angel’s Choice)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Elgin
Here’s another one of these interesting 35 cl. Angel’s Choice releases by Malts of Scotland. It seems this Glen Elgin 1975 is only found in Belgium.
Glen Elgin 1975 (46,8%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2011, bourbon hogshead MoS 11024, 47 btl., 35 cl.)
Nose: great profile, very polished. Lots of furniture polish really. It takes a while to open up. Then it shows subdued yet elegant fruits (melon, yellow apple) and honey. There’s a soft herbal side to it as well: mint, heather and chamomile. Mouth: gentle and fruity at first (pear, citrus, apricot) but quickly gaining spiciness (pepper, liquorice). Some waxy notes and a little oak resin, sure. Finish: long, still pretty fruity with hints of herbal tea.
An excellent Speysider, totally in line with earlier Glen Elgin 1975. Plenty of fruits and herbs. Around € 90 (exactly 50% of what a full bottle would cost) so here’s an opportunity to experience this profile without breaking the bank.