Claxton’s Glen Elgin Tasting Notes

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Glen Elgin, Scotch Whisky A-G

Claxton’s The Single Cask Glen Elgin 1995 (20 year old) 51.5%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead 1609-1671/ Dist: Nov 1995 Btl: Oct 2016?/ Tasted: Nov 2016

Deep and honeyed aromas with hints of smoke, malt, sweet barley, apricot and gritty but soft coffee’d oak. With time the oak becomes wonderfully mature and displays that lovely effusive violety and sawdusty character, which really gives it a lift.

The palate opens with the oak – vanilla, toffee and sawdusty notes. The subtle citrus follows to balance the sweetness and it allows some lovely, juicy apricot and barley to come through on the middle. Long, slightly mouth-watering and remaining juicy with lingering violets, dusty oak and a little, drying, grippy tannins.


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