Cadenhead Original Collection Glen Elgin 2009 13yo Manzanilla Cask Finish


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Makes me want to seek out more Glen Elgin…

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For me, Glen Elgin’s have been my go-to when I want a dram to be warm and comforting.  And not having to spend too much time thinking about it.

So, the spirit style is definitely, full, fruity, honeyed, soft and malty. Lots of copper contact, including slow distillation, but worm tubs are still in operation.  A most interesting set up.

Manzanilla cask finish?  What is going on here.  From the style description above, you would really think that a very dry, intense sherry cask would be quite a contrast.  But the tasting team at Cadenhead, defend the cask arrangement as follows, “The Cadenhead’s team felt that Manzanilla casks would add an interesting complexity to this expression. With just over a year spent in Manzanilla, notes of almonds, battenberg cake, salted caramel and melon have been welcomed”

So there!

From MaltRunners, “There’s a veritable candy store in this one, bringing up a parade of sweets remembered from my youth. It’s really enticing with the tart/sweet combo up front, unusually focused candied and fruity flavors, and these leafy and metallic hints in the back to give it some structure. I would not have guessed all this came from a Manzanilla finish…maybe that gave it the less-sweet structure to showcase its candy center? In any case, this one’s a success, and makes me want to seek out more Glen Elgin promptly.



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