Saturday, 6 June 2009

Glen Elgin Single Malt Whisky 12 year old Hidden Malts 43%

Founded in 1898 by the partnership of William Simpson and James Carle
Location: Speyside region, Lossie district, Longmorn
Water source: Springs near Millbuies Loch.
Distillery tasting notes supplied by Diageo

An uncommon whisky on its own as it is in demand by blenders. Positive, aromatic and a whiff of smoke.
Strength: 43% ABV
Appearance: Full gold.

Nose: Sweet. Almonds, or marzipan? Some orange juice. Perhaps a trace of sawn wood.

With water, Speyside esters, nut oil and buttery fat, prawn crackers, traces of fresh pears; a whiff of smoke or steam; dense.

Body: Smooth, medium.

Palate: Pleasant mouth-feel; sweetish, then dryish, with some acidity between, all well balanced.

Finish. Dryish, balanced finish.

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