Glen Elgin distillery was the last distillery to be built during the boom years of the 1890s. Itís owned by drinks giant Diageo and most of the 1.8 million litres annual production goes into blends such as White Horse. Glen Elgin has a quirky set up, including the use of worm tubs, an old fashioned means of condensing spirit hardly used these days. This 12 year old is the only official single malt bottling, and it is a fresh and fruity dram with a classic Speyside profile.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Floral, light wispy honey, chicory and bay leaves. Strong hints of toffee and lardy cake.
Palate: Initially honey, then dry, dusty and slightly perfumed fruit. Faintly smoky. Hint of caramel and carroway seed. The finish is increasingly spicy with fresh wood.
Retails for around £35