| Scott's Selection Glen Elgin 1980 Highland Cask Strength (750mL)|
Sweet honey on the nose, with early hints of the toasted barley flavor. Rich and creamy.
" Colour: very pale gold. Nose: elegant and slightly smoky (fir smoke, toasted bread) at first nosing, developing on more fragrant notes of cedar wood, old roses, fresh orange juice and light honey. Rather delicate and very elegant. Maybe just a tad yeasty in the background, with also whiffs of barnyard after the rain (oh well…).
Mouth: very sweet and very fruity, with these yeasty notes again. Belgian Gueuze Lambic? Gets then more honeyed, but there’s still a lot of strawberries and ripe pears. A tad tannic as well.
Finish: rather long, with the wood coming through now. Slight bitterness.
Comments: the nose is much more elegant – albeit shier – than the palate. Good whisky altogether.
A Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the product of one specific distillery and has not been mixed with whisky from any other distilleries. The greatest concentration of malt whisky distilleries can be found in the Speyside region of north-east Scotland, with Highland, Lowland and Islay being the other main malt whisky producing zones. Each of these regions has its own particular distinctive style of malt whisky and although it is not possible for two malts to be identical, even if the distilleries that produce them happen to stand side by side, it is usually possible to distinguish in which region of Scotland a particular whisky was made.