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[Review] Glen Elgin - 12 years old DS Tayman 46%

Today I focus on one of DS Tayman's latest releases: Glen Elgin 12 years old, part of their Tulip Edition. And what is the Tulip Edition? Well it’s a range of 4 single malts, all aged for 12 years, all bottled unchillfiltered and uncoloured at 46%, but most importantly, all finished for several months in hand picked Syrah wine barrels from the Tulip winery in Northern Israel! There is a Linkwood, a Caol Ila, a Blair Athol and this latest release, from the Glen Elgin distillery. My tasting notes: Nose: Fruity and vibrant, red fruit, Haribo fraise tagada sweets, malted barley, slight tangerine, strawberry jam, blackberry coulis, cashew nuts and fresh vanilla pods. Palate: Juicy and fruity, chewy with oak spice, slight smoke/ wood char/ toasted oak, hint of fennel/ aniseed, ripe yellow peaches, spicy sultanas, some tannins, barley sugar and prune notes too. Tasty! Finish: Fruity and woody, Rich chewy jam (blackberry), oak spice, dark caramel, tannins and prunes again. With water: