Flander's Finest Cask Selection is a group of Flemish whiskyshops that have selected some casks together. This is one of those: a 21 years old Glen Elgin that was put to sleep on the 22nd December 1995 and bottled on 10th May 2017. The cask rested in the warehouses of Signatory and was cut to 46%.
While the nose starts off quite closed, it opens up beautifully with loads of fruit. Gooseberries in the lead, with some peach and lime. A bit spicy. Think ginger and a whiff of white pepper.
It is nicely creamy on the palate. Immediately spicy, now, followed by the fruit from the nose, upholstered with vanilla and bitter oranges, hint of pineapple and some liquorice. Granny Smith suddenly appears in full force. The oak rears its head as well.
The medium long finish is a tad bitter. Some grassy nose make the typical Speyside character waver a bit.
Easily quaffable Glen Elgin; typical card player’s whisky.