Glen Elgin was founded a bit before 1900 and is one of the many distilleries in the Speyside. Built shortly after the Pattison’s crisis, it was the last one produced in the region before world war two…
Nose : The melt of the whole lets us preview a beautiful complexity. We begin with a delicate fruitiness (apple, white peach) with white flowers and roses. If we start under solar signs, we come back on a mineral hint, pepper, clove and Morello cherries. We slightly sense the alcohol but the offering is charming. A few hop notes, fruit candies (Krema) and apricots are perceptible with the airing.
Mouth : the texture is very soft with a melon-apricot duet to start with roundness. The white peach takes over with a candy flavor and a (light) pine note. We gave some fruit, a bit of wood, lemon and spices (cinnamon) when we start on the second part of the mouth, but the freshness stands still. It is pleasant and without bumps, with a continuity that shows a beautiful delicacy.
Finish : We have a nice length and a good persistence. We are in line with the mouth with a bit of grenadine syrup and some malt on top. The aftertaste is a bit drier between spicy, vegetal and fruity notes.