SMWS 85.61 Lemon angel pie

Posted 06 August 2020 by Matt / In Glen Elgin
The Dramble reviews SMWS 85.61 Lemon angel pie

Bottle Name: 85.61 Lemon angel pie

ABV: 58.2%
Distillery: Glen Elgin
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Juicy, oak & vanilla
Region: Speyside Age: 13

It’s been a little while since we’ve been offered a Society Glen Elgin – this one had come from a refill ex-bourbon barrel after 13 years of maturation.

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Nose: No messing about – all the lemons. Lemon curd, peels and jelly - all very fresh, crisp and lively. Balled melon and white grapes support alongside white jelly babies, Chantilly cream and a scattering of crumbled lady finger biscuits. The addition of water adds a welcome fizz of sherbet and rolled pastry together with a selection of lychee and kiwi fruit.

Taste: Great development here. Opening on tangy lemons and apple peels the journey heads spice-wards with white pepper and charred cask heads sitting alongside crackerbread and freshly baked biscuits. Water transposes the whisky into a more creamy composition – piped buns, single cream and crumbled digestives, together with a palpable tang of salinity.

Finish: Medium to long and well-seasoned by both salt and pepper with mentholated oak and lemon gel fading pleasantly.

A honed and rather chiselled Glen Elgin that is most certainly lemon-focussed. Bright, lively and fresh throughout and very welcoming to dilution. Lots to like here.

Score: 86/100


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