A bottle of single cask Glen Elgin from Signatory, forming part of their highly esteemed Cask Strength series.
Glen Elgin produces a delightful fruity spirit, using clear wort, long ferments and slow distillation to ensure a pure spirit, free from sulphur. The spirit is condensed in worm tubs, which lend a little balancing weight. It has long been a blenders favourite, and is a key part of the White Horse blend. Recently released as a 12 year old official bottling, it has historically been hard to find as a single malt.
This particularly offering has been matured in a single hogshead, cask number 3272, for just under a quarter of a century.
The result is a dram that offers up notes of delicate wood, cream, honeyed bread, milk chocolate, slight herbs – thyme, rosemary and dill, toffee’d malt and a little cereal sweetness.
Bottled at 50.9% ABV, this is a powerful dram with a surprisingly subtle profile. No chill filtration or colouration has been used on this whisky.
Only 293 bottles were produced.