Distillery/Brand: Glen Elgin
Colour: Pale Straw
I don’t mind whiskies like this one. There’s not much fanfare. They choose to remain understated and deliver above your expectations.
Primarily a distillery that produces malts for blending giants Diageo, Glen Elgin has a charming expression in this 12 year old.
A bright nose with sparkling fruits – like a fruit salad dropped in an aerated drink complemented by a faint layer of cherry licorice and musky mens’ cologne. Nice.
A no-nonsense palate if a touch one-dimensional. Toffee and banana caramel sprinkled with white spices. Maybe a touch of limestone. Not very intense.
A medium finish also a bit spicy and a touch chalky.
When you don’t expect a lot you can be pleasantly surprised. A morning whisky if there is one.