We have a sweet spot for Glen Elgin from the mid-1990s (or from the 1970s, duh) but we’ve never come accross a younger version like this Glen Elgin 2006 in the Single Malts of Scotland series.
Glen Elgin 13 yo 2006 (56,3%, Single Malts of Scotland 2019, barrel #9800010, 213 btl.)
Nose: a typical mineral profile, with chalk and some green notes. Pears and green apple, lemon curd, some grassy touches. White grapes, some almonds and freshly cut herbs (mint and tarragon). Rather light and vibrant.
Mouth: simply very quaffable. Still this summery hint of pear and white peach, with a light hint of honey and icing sugar in the background. Then becoming more robust and greener again, on grassy notes (bison grass), white pepper and ginger. Cereals. Lemon and slightly bitter grapefruit zest. White floral notes.
Finish: quite long, slightly tart and drying, still green, with apple, ginger and citrus zest.
A sunny and green, fruity Glen Elgin, the spirit-driven whisky equivalent of an unoaked white wine, so to speak. Naked and rather summery, a nice daily dram at this price. Available from The Whisky Exchange among others.