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.