GlenElgin 11 Year Old, 2009, by Single Malts of Scotland
Distilled at Glen Elgin distillery in 2009 and aged for more than 11 years in a single hogshead, which yielded a total of just 242 bottles. An abundance of fruit and earthiness lifts this dram into elegant complexity.
NOSE – On first nose, we’re immersed in aromas of sliced Ambrosia apples and strawberry lace sweets. Light peony perfume wafts in, followed by crumbly marzipan and bright green tulip leaves. A new leather handbag brings an earthy freshness.
PALATE – Sumptuous Pasteis de Nata contribute a creamy sweetness. This is followed by celery sticks, with a tangy yogurt dip and juicy nectarine conserve. Gentle wood spice drifts in next, smothered in lingonberry sauce.
FINISH – Burnt pretzels and delicate fruit remain strong – a touch of zest idles with apple-and-blackcurrant cordial and melon sorbet.