In a nutshell: An intense and crisp Speyside single malt.
The lowdown: Historically much of Glen Elgin's output went into blended whiskies and for many years the famous White Horse brand was one that featured large, but more recently single malt expressions such as this have been finding their way into the market. It's got a honey-sweet character, often called fruitcake in a bottle, out of which sweet marzipan fragrances and pleasant sweet wood flavours emerge in abundance. It has a good length with notes of barley and toasted oats coming through.
Founded at the end of the whisky boom in 1898, Glen Elgin was designed by the distillery architect Charles Doig of Elgin. This Speyside distillery finds its home 10 miles south of where the river Lossie exits to the sea. Today, as the summer house-martins swoop among the worm tubs at the distillery on the edge of the Royal Burgh of Elgin, little seems to have changed in over a hundred years.
For generations, this little-known Speyside distillery has lent its distinctive flavour to one of the worlds most famous blends. Fortunately for all Scotch lovers, today Glen Elgin whiskys honey-sweet character is available to sample in its own right. It's one of Diageo's extensive stable of Scottish distilleries.