Glen Elgin 20yr "Winter Larder" (Wemyss)
Added on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 05:21 AM
  Bottler: Wemyss Malts
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $130 Availability: Specialty Stores

Drawn from a single first fill sherry butt. Bottled in August of 2011. Distilled sometime before August of 1991.

Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: honey and boiled cherries, leather bound books, cereal malts and bit of green grass.

 

t: chai spice, full of black currants. Middle is dark, dried fruits and overripe plums. Middle has a sour cherry note and scalded cream. Finish is port soaked leather, vanilla soy, and milk chocolate, with more oak and slight licorice. 

 

 
Ian
 

Nose:  Stewed Red Fruits, Heather Honey, Molasses, Caramel Red Apple.  It's nice, not explosive but good.

 

Palate:  Thick mouthfeel, sherry syrup but not overpowering, fruity maple sugar flavor, clove/all spice, sultana/dark currants.

 

Finish:  Warm and tasty, sherry but not overpowering, nice balance throughout, warm going down.

 

I enjoyed this whisky a lot.  This is by far my favorite Wemyss bottling I've had to date.  I think that a slightly higher ABV would push this over the top for me.  If you like Sherried whiskies it's a nice example.  It's easy to drink and pleasant, has nice balance, and is very approachable.  B/B+ for me. 

 
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