Glen Elgin 1985 (Maltbarn)


Glen Elgin 1985 - Maltbarn

Glen Elgin 29 yo 1985 (45,6%, Maltbarn 2014, bourbon cask, 122 btl.)

Nose: fresh, plenty of gooseberries, vanilla cake and apple. Also a nice lime / mango combination. Beehive notes (beeswax, honey) and subtle oak and leather. After a while more floral notes come out, as well as mint.

Mouth: fairly soft attack, revolves more around spices, mainly ginger and aniseed, with a little vanilla and the fruity notes at medium intensity now. Some grassy notes. A slight metallic edge. Plenty of waxy notes again.

Finish: not too long, with some coconut oil and ginger.

On the nose, this Glen Elgin is an impressive example of bourbon maturation. Fresh, fruity and aromatic. On the palate, as expected, the oak spices come out more. A nice dram. Around € 150.

Score: 87/100