Review #122. Glen Elgin 12yr Murray McDavid

Review #122 | /r/Scotch Review #49 – Murray McDavid Glen Elgin 12yr


Distiller: Glen Elgin

Bottler: Murray McDavid

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Source: Sample


Nose: Hay, malty grain and a healthy dose of vanilla. There’s some nice sherry here, with dark fruits like fig, plumb, grapes and a thick fudge note drifting along.

Taste: The mouth feel is a tad thin, but not too much so. It’s sweet and fruity, with some nice mild brine notes. The salty pairs well with the sweet as more sherry develops, dates and figs really come out here. Delicious.

Finish: Medium length, and surprisingly hot. There’s sweet and salty sherry and brine notes with some more malty grain and dough notes as well.

Overall: Overall, there’s more going on in this dram than I was expecting there to be. It’s a nice balance of savory and sweet and makes for a solid, lighter dram. I tend to like sherry in just about anything and this dram benefits as well.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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