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Glen Elgin 12 Year Old

(70cl, 43%)

Glen Elgin 12 Year Old

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Glen Elgin 12 Bottling Note

A very soft 12 year old Speyside dram, distilled at the Glen Elgin distillery.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Cereals. Rich. Malt. Smoky espresso, honeycomb.

Palate: Soft, malty. Honey, lightly salted butter on toasted sultana loaf. Hints of tiramisu.

Finish: Good length, barley, toasted oats.

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Glen Elgin 12 Year Old Reviews

Very smoky, not sweet at all.

Very smoky, no mention of this on tasting notes on box. Don’t like smoky whiskies so disappointed that those who write these notes cannot taste it. If like me you don’t like smoky whiskies avoid this as you’ll be disappointed like I am

28th December 2020

Nice and sweet

sweet, simple, friendly, well defined, one of my favorites

27th October 2020

Very boring

I have been wanting to try this for sometime now so my wife bought me a bottle for Christmas as I had read good reviews. Let me start by saying that the mouthfeel and ABV at 43% are absolutely perfect but as for taste and smell I find this whisky very mundane. I have trouble picking out any certain flavours or aromas or anything that stands out. Shame I didn’t stick to what I like and add to my usual stock.Nevermind !

14th January 2020

Great bang for buck

Its sweet, creamy coffee nose flows through into the palate and with its maltiness reminds me a little bit of a Highland scotch rather than a Speyside
At 12yo I feel it’s still a little young and the older ones, eg the 18yo, are fantastic but you can’t go wrong for the price.
Buy one, it’ll not disappoint

14th September 2019

Great Speyside starter

Real value for money, after hints of honey and a slight peek at the light smoke in the nosing, Glen Elgin delivers these promises. A soft taster and medium kicker, but the finish leaves you with a long lasting warmth. I would recommend this one to start with in a Speyside tasting. Nevertheless 3.5 stars, because of the missing extras you would expect.

19th June 2019

Good value 4 star malt

Good all rounder. Hint of smoke and nice long finish. Value for money in my view. Not a 5 star by any means but newbies to Speyside should try

17th October 2017


My son was in Edinburgh and picked this up for me on a flyer at the Scottish whisky experience as he'd never seen it in North America, and I'm glad he did. I love the rich and smoky flavour.

19th December 2016

Very special

It is a very special for a new comer who test this malt, I thought it is very pleasant a big nose and pallete , so I recommend this bottle to new tester to perceive this initiative testing

18th February 2016


For me the dram has quite distinct floral qualities, I can vaguely taste heather, thistle and a slight hint of sage. Its sweet palate gets a rather short but pleasant malty finish. A little too dry for my liking.

11th January 2016


okay so in a whisky lover but not an out and out expert. but most whisky drinkers are not. this speyside seems to get a few folk saying it's not special, but it's a standout SPEYSIDE for me. and as a speyside lover - that makes it special. very nice, very easy to drink but without being 'plain'. tried many many whiskies and Glen Elgin 12 is still right up there as a favourite.

15th July 2015

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