The Glen Elgin 12 Year Old is a top-quality single malt Scotch whisky, renowned for its exceptional character. It is a fruitcake in a bottle with a flavorsome spirit and is a popular pick amongst blenders.
Discover the complete Glen Elgin whisky experience with this ace single malt expression exuding a symphony of fruitiness complemented by hints of aromatic spices. A great value for money indeed!
What is Glen Elgin 12 year old?
This 12 year old is a Speyside single malt bottled at 43% ABV and is proudly known for its signature fruity flavours derived from the use of wooden worm tubs for distillation, rather than using conventional condensers. The final result is a refreshing whisky that holds intense depth and richness to its character.
What is the history of Glen Elgin?
Nestled in the heart of Speyside, Scotland, since 1898, the world-class Glen Elgin Distillery boasts a unique heritage. With a production process that employs six stills and six wooden worm tubs, Glen Elgin crafts a hallmark fruity spirit that’s not to be missed.
The distillery’s journey began with visionaries William Simpson and James Carle and has since seen various ownerships. Today, Glen Elgin stands as a testament to traditional craftsmanship and authenticity, resisting modern automation and retaining its hands-on approach.
The Glen Elgin 12 year old is a golden yellow whisky. On the nose, it is a delightful blend of cereal sweetness and fragrant marzipan with undertones of rum, espresso, toffee apples, ginger, nutty almonds and fresh pears.
In the mouth, it delivers a classic fruity, smooth and malty character, with nuances of salted butter, Corinth raisins, walnut bread, brioche, coffee ice cream, caramel and a touch of spice.
The finish is long, starting off honey-sweet and unravelling into a slightly dry and acidic but well-balanced end, leaving lingering notes of sugary porridge on the tongue.
This whisky is best enjoyed in a classic whisky glass, either neat or with a splash of water. Its rich profile pairs wonderfully with a dessert. A slice of vanilla cheesecake is our top recommendation to complement this dram.
- Silver- International Wine & Spirit Competition (2007)
- 87/100- Whisky Advocate
Glen Elgin 12 Year Old is more than just a whisky; it’s a journey through time.
Capturing the essence of Speyside and the dedication of craftsmen over the years, this pleasant 12 year old spirit’s intricate flavors make it a must-have for every whisky enthusiast. Grab a bottle of this Glen Elgin legacy for unbeatable prices today!