Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar
Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 14

Singlemalting # 180 – Day 14 – 4th Edition SWAC – A.D. Rattray Glen Elgin 21yo Single Malt

Oh the joy of a new distillery in the mix. I absolutely lean towards not only amazing casks but also adding a new distillery to the list. Glen Elgin is a distillery in Speyside that was founded in 1898 and was the last distillery built during the boom of the 1890’s. The bulk of its production goes into the White Horse Blend. Now owned by industry giant Diageo it has had a very interesting past.

Glen Elgin Distillery

Today’s look at the Glen Elgin distillery is courtesy of our friends at A.D. Rattray.

A.D. Rattray Glen Elgin 21 Year Old Single Malt – Aged in a Bourbon cask numbered 3203. Cask Strength ABV of 52.9%. Distilled in 1995.

Colour:    Rustic Gold

Nose:   Shortbread Cookie Dough with a cris crossed lace of vanilla icing.

Palate:   A rum-esque hit to the tongue shows that there is sweetness here. Rolls into a spicy candied ginger and nutmeg combination. Truly complex.

Finish:    Even some pepper notes here on the finish to go with the spicy ginger. Really zings off the buds. This is a really interesting dram and has a huge amount going on.

Loving this first even Glen Elgin expression in one of our calendars and will be looking for something from this distillery again for sure. There are so many distilleries in Scotland and it’s my goal to eventually get as many of them as I can into our calendar for all of you to enjoy.

In the 3rd edition on day 14 we had the Ainneamh 18 Year Old Speyside Single Malt.

Make sure you head over to Scotch Trooper again today and if you have not got your tickets booked for the launch of the new Star Wars movie tomorrow in Canada and everywhere else then get on it.

Tomorrow we are heading to back to Wemyss Malts for another full strength version of a classic Wemyss whisky.

Be sure to join in tomorrow and for those getting their Star Wars geek on “May the Force be with you.




  1. Jeff Fisher says:

    So far my second fav! Not as smokey as my usual preferences but as described this was amazingly complex. I got a pear-sense on the nose and was surprised the sweetness finished off with that pepper! Added some drops of water and just added to the complexity. Preparing for a Christmas party tomorrow and enjoying this one by the tree! Good pick!!!

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