Glen Elgin 12 Year Old

Here’s a Glen Elgin 12 Years from a recent batch that says hand crafted several times on the label. Not sure which part of the production they are referring to. Most of it goes to the White Horse blend – little seen as a single malt. This is the only official expression anyway.



Glen Elgin 12 YearsGlen Elgin 12 yo
(43%, OB +/- 2017)

Nose: pleasant nose, with hints of sweet malt and a refreshing mentholated note. Rather fruity, showing oranges, lots of juicy Granny Smith apples, unripe pineapple. Some honey. A soft floral note too.

Mouth: same fruitiness (citrus, apple) with more spices (pepper, nutmeg, ginger) – overall a bit drier than the nose suggested. Hints of gingerbread and very light mocha. Some tangy orange zest. Salted butter. Mildly bitter woody notes towards the end.

Finish: medium long, bittersweet, on malt, nutmeg and chestnuts.

Not bad – I like the fact that it’s not too easy and bland. A bit of a stand-out, maybe not perfectly balanced but a nice step up for blend drinkers. Prices vary between € 30 and € 40.

Score: 82/100