Glen Elgin was one of the hundreds of whisky distilleries that popped up during the whisky boom of the late 19th century. But it was the distillery’s designer Charles Doig, who predicted that Glen Elgin would be the last distillery built in Speyside for 50 years. This sad prediction actually undershot the number. When the whisky bubble burst in the Pattison’s collapse, no new distillery would open in Speyside for 60 years! While many of its sister distilleries had to close, Glen Elgin was able to stay afloat by mostly producing whisky for blends like White Horse. These days you can find some stunning single malts like this Glen Elgin 10 Years Old The Managers’ Choice 1998 Cask #3678. Part of Diageo’s Managers Choice range, this dram was distilled in 1998 and aged for 10 years before being bottled at a red hot ABV of 61.1%. It has a fruity and floral nose. The palate has notes of tangerine, apple, a little smoke, caramel and ginger with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a finish of vanilla and almonds.