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Overall rating
85.80/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB103564
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Oiled up and frisky
Vintage
29.06.2007
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
93.79
Number of bottles
197
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2017 3:59 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66.00

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11 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2007 SMWS 93.79

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Super bourbon-cask-driven, with plenty of those woody, spicy-sweet flavours throughout. We didn’t do proper guesses before revealing the bottle, but I was certain there was a fresh, active bourbon cask involved. What I didn’t expect was the Campbeltown pedigree of this whisky. I really didn’t pick up any coastal influence at all. I did get the oily texture hinted at in the name, but it wasn’t enough to point me towards the Mull of Kintyre. I’d like to have spent a bit more time with this one, but what can you do.

    Nose: Loads of sweet gingerbread spice up front: ginger (duh), cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Lots of fresh orange, with a nice floral touch. Crisp apple, some cherry, and sweet butterscotch. A hint of coffee grounds provides some rich earthiness.

    Palate: Nutty, and really bourbon-y. Ginger spice up front gives way to flowers, lime, and soft rounded fruit. Malt and dry hay in the middle, with a luscious buttery note. Builds to very bourbon-y dry oak, with sweet caramel and nuts. An earthier sweetness persists underneath, maybe pumpkin?

    Finish: Nutty and off-sweet. A sort of citrusy, floral black tea develops here, getting towards Earl Grey. A touch of peanut, and some bitter malt on the back end. A bit of a vegetal sweetness appeared after a while, maybe like cooked green beans.

  2. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good whisky but nothing overly impressive.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light peated, saltiness from the Campbeltown air coming through. A sweetness lingering there, vanilla pods with some orange peel.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Thick and oily, its vanilla sweetness with even a touch of green apple. A very gentle spice, some saltiness but the sweet side is in control.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short on the finish, a hit of vanilla and then a spice carrying on.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful Glen Scotia the SMWS! Oily, maritime, strong and beautiful "heavy" notes like resin or varnish ... and also a bit dirty! PLV: 8/10
    • Nose
      The very first impression: nutty, salty, oily; Then bourbon vanilla full, cloves, cardamom, white wine, pine needles, resin, boat paint, machine oil (elegantly dirty), fish or seafood, maritime - a pinch of salt, chalky;
    • Taste
      Oily on the palate, but how! Ginger, pepper, boat varnish, resin, fir branches, vanilla, then sweet, followed by tart tones and acid, sawdust, dry, astringent, chalky and again significantly salty! With water still oily, sweet, grassy, ​​less resin or varnish, light fruits, citrus fruits, dry;
    • Finish
      Medium long, very nice warming, with tones of resin and clear maritime and salty notes!

  5. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Notes von der Website: https://www.smws.com/oiled-up-and-frisky

    Ausgabepreis November 2017: 58,50 GBP

    "It was immediately sweet and oily as walnuts and cobnuts mixed with clotted cream over pears poached in rum. However, cutting through the oil came the mouth-cleansing freshness of menthol and spearmint alongside salted lime sorbet and green bark. The palate carried a hot spice with cloves and cinnamon whilst the sweetness of baked apple pie dried towards burnt banana skins, peanuts and dry wood. Effervescence was present with Angostura bitters in champagne and a garnish of garden mint. The addition of water released a sweeter and lighter side, retaining the frisky freshness but with a more maritime emphasis with oyster shells, fish boxes and clean sea spray."
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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