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Little Brown Dog Glen Elgin 2009

Sale price£78.95

Key Facts About This Scotch

Bottler: Little Brown Dog

Distillery: Glen Elgin

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Distilled: 2009

Bottled: 2023

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.

Little Brown Dog Glen Elgin 2009
Little Brown Dog Glen Elgin 2009 Sale price£78.95
Chris Reid, Little Brown Dog Spirits
Dr Andrew Smith, Little Brown Dog Spirits

Meet The Founders

Dr Andrew Smith and Chris Reid

Little Brown Dog Spirits was founded by Dr Andrew Smith and Chris Reid. They run an independent bottler and micro-distillery based in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

They take their name from Andrew’s beloved dog, whose nickname was the little brown dog. She followed him everywhere on all his distillery visits and was his constant companion. She passed away in 2022 aged 15 but lives on in spirit. Two more little brown dogs, Winnie and Peedie joined the team in 2020 and 2023.

Chris and Andrew started Little Brown Dog in 2018. Based on Chris’s farm they combine a passion for their surrounding area with in-depth knowledge (read intense geekery!) of distilling and cask maturation.