Little Brown Dog Glen Elgin 2009
Key Facts About This Scotch
Bottler: Little Brown Dog
Distillery: Glen Elgin
Region: Speyside, Scotland
Spirit: Single malt scotch whisky
Cask Type: Single cask, Sauternes Finish
Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength, 54.1%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Outturn: 326 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Glen Elgin 2009 Tasting Notes
Colour: Mulled cider.
Nose: Panettone, warm buttered pancakes, gooseberry jam.
Palate: Bread and butter pudding, custard and campino sweets.
Finish: Star fruit, gingerbread and yellow chartreuse.
About this Little Brown Dog release
A spirit as delicate and intricate as Glen Elgin deserves gentle treatment. You have to be really careful to match spirit with wood as it would be easy to overwhelm it and loose what’s so special about it.
When Andrew and Chris decided they needed to finish this cask at the beginning of the year, they paired it with an exceptional Sauternes cask that they imported themselves direct from France.
Only 400 genuine Sauternes casks are released each year from the region, although many more casks are sold as Sauternes. As such dried out knackered red wine casks are sometimes lasered, then pressure washed with a sweet dessert wine and marketed as Sauternes. Casks like this would not be anywhere near as good as the real deal, hence the effort and expense Andrew and Chris felt necessary to source the real deal.
The results have created a whisky with incredible texture and a buttery minerality, that Andrew and Chris are 'affa chuffed wae', as they don’t say in Bordeaux.
The label depicts vineyards at sunset.
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