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