Glen Elgin 1998 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Glen Elgin 1998 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail) bottling.
The nose takes a lot of work, there will be some who just don't have the patience to work with drams like this as they need the big hit of a smoke or Sherry hit to the face to get anything, but this kind of gentle dram is so rewarding if you're patient and persistent.
The palate is easier to find with sweetness and woody elements to,the fore, lots of sugar coated fruits and then pepper and wood, it's a touch drying on the finish but just so rewarding and comforting.
Glen Elgin isn't a dram I see a lot of, but what I've tried recently has been exceptional and perfect for my palate so will definitely be hunting out more.
Available to buy from from Master of Malt
Thanks to Gordon & MacPhail for the official sample.
First thoughts, this is really light, needs a lot of sticking your nose into the glass to get anything from it, grassy, wet grass, morning dew, then it becomes drier like gentle woody hay bales, a splash of the juice from a can of fruit salad, slightly waxy and a twist of ground white pepper round this off
Sweet and woody would be my initial thoughts, lots of sugar covered fresh fruits, honeydew melon and papaya with a covering of caster sugar, more grassy notes again and then a touch of wood spice and white pepper hiding in the background along with some gentle cask char.
The white pepper returns with a bang, long peppery sweet, sugary, yum, drying
Bottle Name: Glen Elgin 1998 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 1998 Vintage
Distiller: Glen Elgin
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
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