Here’s a Glen Elgin 1995 from the latest series of Whisky Agency releases. These middle-aged Elgins are usually very good.
Glen Elgin 23 yo 1995 (48,2%, The Whisky Agency 2018, bourbon hogshead)
Nose: a simple but very inviting fruitiness. Green melons, peaches, greengages and ripe apples. Banana dessert. Something lightly floral, maybe elderflower. Citrus green tea. Also a hint of sunflower oil and chalk.
Mouth: again quite fruity (apples, citrus, gooseberries), now with a more pronounced waxy side, even a Clynelish-like side. Some malty notes and shortbread. A light peppery tingle, even a light hoppy edge.
Finish: fairly long, with lingering fruits and a more green-ish kind of oak now.
It may not have a big complexity, but fruits and waxy notes always form a winning team. Still available from The Whisky Exchange for instance.