Glen Elgin 1975

75cl x 49.2% Volume
Speyside single cask, single malt
Distilled 11th August 1975 – Cask #5162

Lombard Tasting

Floral, apricot nose with an aroma of heather and honey. Light body. Hint of sweetness. Notes of butterscotch and cookies. Clean. Finish is smooth and rounded, stretching out to a late dryness. Versatile, excellent all-round malt. 

Distillery Information

The Glen Elgin distillery was built in 1898 (the last distillery to be built in Speyside for 60 years) and is located 2 miles south of Elgin on the road to Rothes. With 8 distilleries converging on the River Lossie as it enters Elgin, Glen Elgin is not the closest distillery to Elgin ! Water sourced is from springs near Millbuies Loch. Glen Elgin operates 6 stills (3 spirit and 3 wash stills). All the stills are similar in size and shape, with the spirit stills having flatter pots. There is a gentle incline on the lyne arms, from the neck to the worm tubs located outside. Glen Elgin is highly rated by blenders (it is a component of the White Horse Blend). There is rarity on the Single Malt due to the high demand from blenders and only became available as a Single Malt in the 1960s. The whisky is noted for its honey and tangerine fruitiness. Suitable as an after-dinner malt.