Glen Elgin Distillery is situated 10 miles south of where the river Lossie exits to the sea and about 40 miles east of Inverness. Founded at the end of the whisky boom in 1898, it was built and designed by the notable distillery architect Charles Doig of Elgin.
A 'First Class' malt much loved by blenders, Glen Elgin was for years most often tasted in the blended Scotch, White Horse. Today, once again, it is available as a splendid single malt, and as the summer house-martins swoop among the worm tubs at this traditional distillery on the edge of the Royal Burgh of Elgin, little seems to have changed in a hundred years.
As a Speyside malt, its style, of course, is smooth, mellow and sweetly honeyed. Soft spring water comes from the area of Millbuies Loch to the south-east of the distillery. Close your eyes as you nose a glass and you can almost see bees pollinating flowers, then honey-sweet and malty flavours dominate the palate – even a dash of tangerine fruitiness can be found.
"A superb whisky that deserves to be better known. Ranked as 'top class' by blenders." Charles Maclean, whisky writer and expert.