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Tasting: Glen Elgin 26y 1980-2007 for The Scots Whisky Forum

Glen Elgin 1980 26 yearsDram data:
Distillery: Glen Elgin
Bottler: Scotch Single Malt Circle for Scots Whisky Forum, Collection No. 4
Distilled: 12.1980
Bottled: 06.2007
Age: 26 years
Limitation: 111 bottles
Casks: –
Alcohol: 47,8%
unchillfiltered; natural colour
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
Copper
The nose opens rather dark and moody, driven by active wood. It doesn’t say on the label but I’m going with European Oak (possibly 2nd fill with a not too long previous fill). Old oak spices, like licking an old cabinet from the room of a heavy smoker. This isn’t peated whisky, but oak can impart smoky smelling flavours, that’s the case here. Continue reading