Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 186 bottles from cask 434Bottled Specially to commemorate the 700th Anniversary of the Enthronement of King Robert the BruceGlen Scotia has always been the poor relation of Springbank, and its make is inconsistent – which makes it all the more exciting when you find an exceptional cask! This example, from an American barrel, is the colour of Golden Syrup, with copper lights. At natural strength, the nose is reminiscent of French apple tart (sliced and glazed), with a curious Elastoplast aroma behind; water raises oak lactones and fresh wood shavings (sandalwood rather than oak), and scent of natural varnish, like a cabinet maker’s workshop. The flavour is warming, with a slightly oily mouthfeel; sweetish then drying and peppery, leaving a lingering woody taste. Peppermint toffees in the development.