[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: More honey on the nose. Thinner palate with added sweetness/ toffee, cashew nuts. Extra oak spice on the finish.

This is definitely a very tasty and enjoyable drop. The Glen Elgin profile is there but with an extra layer of fruit and spice from the Syrah wine barrel finish. I can’t wait to pour another one!

I am also looking forward to trying the rest of the range, but I’m sure they’ll be just as good!

Thanks again to DS Tayman for sending me these!

Slàinte all!


Popular posts from this blog

[Review] Wormtub - 10 years old 56.8%

[Review] Glenfarclas - 21 years old 43%

[Review] Glen Scotia - Campbeltown Harbour 40%