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Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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    87 87
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    87 87
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    86 86

Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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    84 84
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    83 83
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Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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    84 84
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    87 87
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Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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    80 80
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    83 83
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    81 81

DerDennis! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

Das ist unverkennbar ein Ben Nevis. Mild-würzig, mit viel Holz, Vanille und Malz, typische Nevis Kräuter, blumig, Lavendel. Nicht sonderlich komplex und eindeutig sehr jung. Trotz allem sehr dicht dran am 10er. Noch drei Jahre im Fass und das wäre ein toller Whisky geworden. So ist er ordentlich und PLVmäßig auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert.
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    85 85
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    84 84
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    83 83

valasios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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    88 88
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    87 87
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    85 85

daverdaz scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

Mein Lieblings Port Ellen!!!!

valasios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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    87 87
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    88 88
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    86 86

valasios scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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    85 85
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    86 86
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    84 84

valasios scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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    83 83
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    84 84
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    82 82

lonespirit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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    86 86
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    88 88
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    85 85

lonespirit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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    84 84
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    85 85
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    82 82

Don Cassi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

Nase und Mund überzeugen noch mit Aprikosen, Zitrus und Honig, im Abgang hat er mir aber etwas zu viel trockenes Holz, schade
Länge: 4/10

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Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

1600) Arran, 20YO, Brodick Bay, The Explorers Series Volume 1
  • Nose
    N- A vat of ex-Bourbon and Sherry hogshead, then finished in Olorosso butts. Highly active with alluring fragrance of sweet citrus and toasted nuts. Pleasantly spiky throughout with dress of coffee chocolate, nutty oil and heather peat. (88/22)
  • Taste
    P- Dryness mingled well with ripe fruit and mature cask, caramel, toffee and coffee, some sweet spices with hints of waxy clove, before mellowed out by subtle leather and rubbery nuances. (90/22)
  • Finish
    F- Medium long, chewy dried fruits of granulated ginger and sweet spiciness, wrapped up with soft heathery smoke. A well balanced and rounded Arran nonetheless, but expect more depth considering the aged. (87/21)

    B/B- 89/22, Perhaps a small amount of peated stock in the vat which works wonderful in this release.

    Weighted Rate- 87pt

Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

Kräftige Sherry bombe mit einem schön nussig süßem Sherryaroma. Pur etwas arg heiß und mit Gewürzen und Lakritze. Mit Wasser süßer, gefällig er aber immer noch ausdrucksstark, vielleicht ein wenig zu jugendlich werdend, Das Fass trägt schon ordentlich auf, auf den jungen Malt.
Wer Monsterfassstärke sucht sie auch schmeckt ist hier gut bedient.

djmaxliving scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

Definitely not a beginner's whisky, nor for someone a fan of unusual profiles. Needs plenty of time to open up, it's only coming alive after 1 hour in the glass.
  • Nose
    91 91
    Cream soda, dry leaves, moss, roasted nuts, tart citrus, ash smoke, wood, tea and green apple. A light profile but still holds plenty of flavor and complexity.
  • Taste
    90 90
    Fresh cream, lemon pie, sherbert, herbal, apple peel, waxy and slight dryness.
  • Finish
    93 93
    Mouth coating, snickers bar, light oak, lip balm and thyme. Long finish.

YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

Beautiful dram. Oranges, pineapple, spices, sultanas, vanilla, some barrel char. Lingering finish. Reminiscent of Clynelish. Wonder how much of it is in there?
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    88 88
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    89 89
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    88 88

GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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    89 89
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    88 88
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    88 88

GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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    85 85
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    85 85
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    84 84

GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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    89 89
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    88 88
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    88 88

GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    83 83
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    82 82
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    81 81

GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  • Nose
    83 83
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    82 82
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    82 82

Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

Received a 3cl dram from a friend. Not bad but not a high roller either. Taste is much to weak for a 19 year old. I can not get exited from this dram and would not buy me a bottle when available at reasonable price. For this money better whisky's can be bought.
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    84 84
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    83 83

sengaia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

A very good old blend with the old Clynelish well present but tamed by the grain to make for a well rounded dram. It’s not very sweet but rather waxy and mineral. There is very little peat. The palate is oily and even more waxy than the nose.

This is better than most modern single malts and well worth seeking out just for how unique it is.

sambaman did not rate this whisky Member Senior

David’s release notes:

12-year-old Glen Elgin, distilled on the 21st April 2009, and again matured in a refill hoggy. I've always felt that I was ploughing a bit of a lonely furrow being a fan of this distillery, but I seem to be hearing more positive talk about it lately. Get onboard before the hype train leaves the station!

On the nose: butterscotch, cinnamon sugar, buttery pain au raisin and a backing of sharper green fruits (apple, lime). A bit of an incongruously Mediterranean vibe too, with some olive oil, almond paste and a touch of anise.

Texturally this is really thick (or should I say "phat" to be down with the kidz? No? Okay then.) and almost gloopy. On the palate I get caramel wafer, malted milk biscuits, peachy fruits and a good twist of lemon peel. The finish is very malty, with hazelnut syrup, more green fruits and a smidge of liquorice.

It's a sophisticated distillate, Glen Elgin, and there's something really appealing about the combination of the chunky texture and lighter flavours. It reminded me of when you would see Newman running in a Seinfeld episode and he was remarkably light-footed for a man of some heft.

Release price was £65

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