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Glen Elgin Live Tasting June 19th 2010


Glen Elgin Live Tasting June 19th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:01 am

Welcome to the Glen Elgin Whisky Live Tasting

The Whiskies:

12 year old and any other bottling you may have of Glen Elgin.

Date and Time
June 19th, but feel free to join in whenever you can.

Start time - 7:00pm GMT

It would be great to focus on Saturday June 19th at 7:00pm GMT as the interactive time frame

About...
For those of you who do not know what these are about, they run for generally 12+ hours and we all sit down (at various times) to taste a range of whiskies and share our notes and comments on the forum. Have a look in the Live Tasting Forum for past events.

They are a great way to meet people on the forum, chat about your experiences and learn something new about the whiskies you have, and we all end up having a good time.

Please feel free to join in and post any comments or tasting notes you have. Tasting notes can be added using the Tasting Note tab on the postings page. (Note, the Age field on the tasting must be a number such as 7,9,10,18)
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Re: Glen Elgin Live Tasting June 19th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:21 pm

Anyone have any Glen Elgin's to taste?
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Re: Glen Elgin Live Tasting June 19th 2010

Postby MacDeffe » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:22 am

Glen Elgin 25yo 43.8% The Nectar of the Daily Drams 1984-2010

Glen Elgin 25yo 42.3% Bladnoch Forum Bottling

Both are really excellent bottlings, both notable for their very low alc. %

I'll have to tasting notes tomorrow morning, palate not the best right now :oops:

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Re: Glen Elgin Live Tasting June 19th 2010

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:27 am

Only a pair of examples here to contribute. So, without any further ado...

Glen Elgin 12 Year Old (Hidden Malts) - 43%ABV

Medium gold. Clean, spring-like fragrance with honeyed overtones. Ever so slightly perfumed, as though some essential oils and hints of copper are creeping into the picture from somewhere. Yet the aroma retains its overall sense of freshness. Nice balance of delicacy and crunch as well as of sweetness and dryness on the palate. Very quaffable, with greater fruitiness (quite rhubarb-like tonight) appearing on the finish.

Glen Elgin 16 Year Old - 58.5%ABV

Deeper gold. Rounder and weightier on the nose, with sherried nuances of orange zest and sultanas adding a top layer of richness. Borderline sensational palate overture. Warming and dense, though not in the least overblown. I think this may be as close to a good Balvenie as any Diageo malt has dared to come. Everything is there, and in perfect proportion. Only the moderately short finish counts as a slight disappointment.

By the way, wasn't that a fantastic 3rd Round at the U.S. Open? :thumbsup:
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Re: Glen Elgin Live Tasting June 19th 2010

Postby MacDeffe » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:59 am

Glen Elgin 25yo 42.3% Bladnoch Forum Bottling

Nose : Flowers, Vanilla, Sugar, like walking in the meadows
Palate : more sweetness, liquified sweet candies, medium woodspicyness, could have been more when you consider the age
Finish : slight bitterness and medium length
Score : 89

Glen Elgin 25yo 43.8% The Nectar of the Daily Drams 1984-2010
Nose : Not the most powerful, but there's a delightful spicy sweetness somewhere there. Mind you, I got hayfever, so nosing a whisky might not justify the whisky for me, its just one month every year I have to get thru
Palate : This is more intense. Delightful spicyness, vanillasugar and cinnamon, nice balance between wood and these sweet spices
Finish : long
Score : 93
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Re: Glen Elgin Live Tasting June 19th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:21 am

Nice notes Doug and Steffen :thumbsup: . I wish those bottlings were available in the US. I may have to try and track some down. :iwbrnt:

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Re: Glen Elgin Live Tasting June 19th 2010

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:06 pm

As I am basically out for most weekends during July, could someone set up the July tasting? Maybe even a poll for the August tasting?
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