This Glen Elgin, released in a beautiful decanter by Signatory in their famous Cask Strength series, was distilled on 29th November 1990 and bottled on 23rd October 2013. So it is one month shy of being 23 years old. Nowadays, Glen Elgin is still one of the most important suppliers for the White Horse blend, just saying.
Light yet delicious nose on green apples, loads of grass, fresh wood shavings, peach pie and vanilla. This is very summery (contrary to the weather as I write this). A bit waxy. After a few moments lime kicks in with a vengeance. Mild on the spices.
Nice arrival, mildly oily. Immediately Granny Smith apples and loads of spices. The oak is much louder than the nose predicted, but it is nicely balanced with the fruit. Next to apples, I also get peach and lime, gooseberries and a mild bitter hint of grapefruit.
The medium long finish continues in this trend, ending in a lightly drying mouth.
Classic, fruity but sturdy Glen Elgin. Good! Less than 100 EUR.