Glen Elgin 12 year old, 43%

Price: $52.00 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

The least well-known of the Fogwatt trio which includes Longmorn and BenRiach, it's unlikely that Glen Elgin will become a major brand anytime soon, given how important it is to blenders. A combination of long, slow ferments, and distillation coupled with worm tubs gives a ludicrously fruity spirit, which here is bulging with ripe peach, apricot, and Galia melon coated in cinnamon and nutmeg, given thick weight by the worm tubs. A classic. £34