Glen Elgin 1990 22-year-old

Bought – The Whisky Exchange, 27th August 2014

Ratings:
86.5/100 – Whiskybase (average from 12 member votes)

Sometimes finding a whisky bargain is all about being in the right place at the right time. I’ve been wanting a whisky example from Signatory’s ‘Cask Strength Collection’ for many months but even the youngest bottlings start around £60. For anything over 20-years-old you’d expect to pay £80+. One evening I was browsing online for whisky prices, working my way down from 25yo, dreaming about winning the lottery so I could afford some of the bottles I found. That is until I chanced upon the Glen Elgin 22yo priced at £40.75 from ‘The Whisky Exchange’. I practically fell off my chair! Initially I thought it was a mistake, especially as ‘Master of Malt’ were selling the same bottle for £88.25, which is the price you’d expect for a whisky of this quality and vintage.

I probably should have ordered two or more bottles but I limited myself to one and emailed a few whisky contacts so they could cash in on the bargain whilst stocks lasted. It was sold out in a matter of days. But it goes to show that if you’re after a bargain, it’s worth periodically checking what’s out there on the internet. Even Amazon sometimes have bargains, including free postage, that beat prices to be found from online whisky shops.

Glen Elgin 1990 22yo 70cl

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