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Overall rating
85.23/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB169555
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
casQueteers (cQs)
Vintage
08.10.2008
Bottled
19.10.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
807930
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2020 4:00 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.00

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31 × member ratings

135 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 2008 cQs

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.23 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It starts of very fruity and fresh, but in the body alcohol shows itself, making it a pretty powerful dram. Together with the strength of the alcohol, also some bitterness comes in, which suggests that the alcohol hasn't completely integrated yet, perhaps keeping this in the cask a few years longer would have fixed that. In that case it would be a véry beautiful whisky, but now it still is a good and pleasant one, no doubt.
    • Nose
      Fruity, citrus, very floral as well, also some 'Dreft' lemon detergent. Caramel sweetness, honey. Pretty full nose, not too much alcohol.
    • Taste
      Pretty strong, pepper, licorice, honey 'drop', some orange. Full body. Later on more caramel sweetness. Then some little bitter note underneath.
    • Finish
      A bit more quiet now, some sweetness stull, licorice, a little bitter touch, orange zest, some peach. Some wood, middle long. Later on certainly some clear grapefruit.
      The finish gains in strength after some while. More wood.

  2. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Bottled to early
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. JosvanGarderen1975 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity, citrus, also very floral, lemon dish soap. Pretty full nose, not too much alcohol.
    • Taste
      Body for in the mouth, pepper, liquorice, honey licorice, orange, hint of caramel sweetness, butter.
    • Finish
      Lingers in the mouth for a long time. sweets, liquorice, peach. over time, grapefruit.

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    needs water
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. WillemvdK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet and fruity on the nose. Like a can of candies. Red apple, peach and fresh malt. Yummy! Aromas are pleasant but wafer-thin in the nose, not much happens in the mouth and the finish is short. Nice whisky, sure, but I think it would have been better if we had had some patience. A few more years would have done him good, I guess.

  6. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Definitely improves with a drop of water.
    Turns it in to a fruity and oily dram, instead of a razor sharp one.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For me personally, this whisky could have matured in cask for a few more years. The alcohol is still too aggressive. As a result of which the fresh fruit is too quickly dominated.
    • Nose
      Alcoholic scent, glue, pear, green apple, lemon, banana, apricot, pineapple, lemon, hint of ginger, cinnamon, sawdust and caramel
    • Taste
      Lemon, pear, apple, melon, vanilla, butter babbler, nutty, spicy and pencil sharps
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, alcoholic, spicy, green apple, lemon zest, hint of ginger, apricot and banana

  8. joep scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Whiskydudes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is a perfect example of a whisky bottled way too soon. Pity. It’s just a sharp peppery bomb that kills the Glen Elgin profile. Pity.

  10. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Butter spritz, hotel cake, lemon, hay, cereals, slightly grassy, hay.
    • Taste
      Bread pallet of sandwiches and rolls, shaped like a croissant. Light touch of almonds, unsalted peanuts.
    • Finish
      Mouth filler with stone.

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