I recently hosted a tasting and instead of just handing out whisky, I was also handed a bag full of samples by one of the participant. Well, he’s invited to the next tasting for sure. One of those samples was this young Glen Elgin, recently bottled by The Nectar from Belgium. I was told this this was a refill sherry cask, but you would not be able to tell from the color, considering how pale it is.
Typical sweet nose with lots of European fruit like peach, gooseberries, Schone van Boskoop (a lovely apple) and pears. There is also some dried grass and a dandelion. Spring in my glass.
That continues nicely on the palate, albeit without the grassy notes. This is fruity and slowly evolves towards candy)like. Hard candy. Peach and apple up front, but pineapple cubes appear in the back.
The finish is somewhat short, but silky soft.
Lovely daily dram with a very friendly price tag. Thanks, Benny!