Glen Elgin 9yr, 48.1% ABV, That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

glen elgin 9

This whisky was tasted as part of our Whiskey Chaps Blind tasting #7, with @WhiskyWizard31 from the Amateur Dram Addicts.


Appearance

This is white wine in colour, very thick swirl line and medium thick legs.

Nose

Lemon meringue pie and Lemon sherbet sweets all day here, both of which i love. Pear slices from a can with it’s syrup come through also, and a faintest hint of red berries, though they are very light in strength. Candy floss from the fair offers the last of the sweetness, remember getting that stuck all over your fingers as a kid.

Cereals and grains arrive with vanilla with more time in the the glass, i’m specifically thinking of vanilla crown pastries, along with toasted bread and white pepper. It does start to feel spicy after a while, and reminds me of a Single grain and a Single malt that i have. Right at the end i do get a light note of wood varnish and bacon, but it’s only a glimpse of them to be honest.

Palate

Quite a nice mouthfeel here, and lighter in general on the palate, flavours are here, but they don’t jump out at you. I’m getting green grapes, stoned fruits and canned pears initially, rather nice and fruity sweet.

Lemon meringue pie next, and sugar coated lemon jelly sweets, followed by sweet ginger and cinnamon. There are definitely cereals/grains too, and it’s finished off with a white pepper spiciness.

Finish

Long side of medium in length for me, and it’s citrus sweet with grapefruit and pomelo, bitter lemon, icing sugar, and a little milky coffee starts to darken it.

My thoughts

This is a very light whisky compared to many that are out on the market, but it doesn’t lack flavour. It is quite a lemon dominant dram, and i really like it, it’s not one for sitting with for hours, i would say that it’s a summer whisky, i could see some adding a little ice, but ice or not it is refreshing.

It may not appeal so much to whisky folk who love sherry or peat bombs, but then i don’t think it’s meant too, it has it’s place, and on a hot summers evening i’d imagine it would be perfect.

Would i buy a bottle?

Yes i would as i like lighter and elegant drams as much as i like other styles, and to be honest with my love of confectionery style whiskies this one does go a certain distance down that road for me, it offers plenty for me to enjoy.

Thanks to – @WhiskyWizard31.

Notes – This whisky is presented in its natural colour and is non chill filtered.

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