First Editions – Cask strenght
Distilled : 1975 – Bottled : 2013 – Fût n° : . – Alcool : 46,80 %
“Colour: pale gold. Nose: yes! …We’re actually having a kind of blend of all things honeyed (comb, nectar, beehive wood…) with the same kinds of chalky notes as in the others, plus these orchard fruits, first apples as almost always. Now this is a nice nose! Mouth: it’s simply zestier than the other 1975s, and I enjoy that. Oranges join the apples again, marmalade, herbs and spices from the oak, honeys and honeydews… And maybe these green bananas again? Finish: long, oakier and spicier, but maybe a notch less green and biting, maybe thanks to a higher dose of good old American vanillin. Comments: great. …” – 88 points. Whiskyfun.com
“Impression: A very good smooth honey Glen Elgin free from any roughness. A whisky to savour and an excellent selection from Mr Laing. Rating: 17/20″(whisky-news.com)
Glen Elgin distillery
La distillerie est située à une quinzaine de kilomètres de l’embouchure de la rivière Lossie soit à une soixantaine de kilomètre à l’est de la ville d’Inverness.
Sur le chemin qui mène à Rothes, un peu à l’écart de la ville d’Elgin, se dresse la distillerie Glen Elgin. Elle voisine avec sa comparse qui fabrique le Longmorn.
La distillerie Glen Elgin fut construite à la fin du whisky-boom, en 1898. Elle a été construite par les financiers William Simpson (ancien directeur de Glenfarclas) et James Carle.
En 1964, la distillerie fut modernisée et équipée de quatre nouveaux alambics.
Comme le Craigellachie et le Lagavulin, le Glen Elgin entre dans la composition du White Horse blend.
The Bottler : Brand First Editions
Founded in 2010, the origins of the company are rooted in the decades we have spent growing up in and around the scotch whisky industry, and our respect and passion for the spirit this history has instilled. With a label inspired by the classic elegance of an antique manuscript, the First Editions brand is the mark of quality which appears across our core range of single-cask bottlings of malt whisky.
We review our maturing stocks on a monthly basis, drawing samples from casks we believe may be ready for bottling. Always mindful of the benefits of a whisky being from just one cask, we will bottle it when we feel it is at its best for drinking rather than being influenced by “round” ages such as 18, or 25 years old.
The First Editions bottlings are always at cask-strength and, naturally, without artificial colouring or chill-filtration.
“Our mission as a company is to bottle only the finest single-casks of Scotland’s malt whiskies, under our own First Editions label.”
“As a young company in an industry where time is of the greatest importance, we can afford to be patient.”
The Speyside is a region that forms a core within the Highlands and that stretches along the Spey River. It goes even further, far beyond the lands of the Spey. Thus, the distilleries placed along Livet, Fiddich, Avon, Lossie, Findhorn and Deveron are also considered as a part of the Speyside. As it is not a geological unit, the boundaries of that region have never been set and sometimes, one could argue about the region from which a distillery comes from. According to the way we establish the boundaries, 63 of the 90 distilleries still in operation in Scotland are in the Speyside.