Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Like a vintage dessert wine
Stated Age
25 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Sherry Oloroso Butt
Number of bottles
53.3 % Vol.
25 ml 700 ml
Added on
01 Dec 2017 2:22 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 138.90

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35 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 1992 SMWS 93.78

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. Bosi scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A very delicious whisky, with the flavors typical of Glen Scotia cleverly extended to the notes of sherry cask maturing. Another pearl in the SMWS range.
    • Nose
      Classic sherry aromas rise into the nose: figs, raisins, cloves and molasses. In the background, typical maritime notes of salt and sea air resonate with Glen Scotia.
    • Taste
      A hint of smoke starts the taste. Followed by oranges and candied lemons with many tannins in the mouth.
    • Finish
      In the finish you can feel the maturity of the whisky. It stays wonderfully long and leaves some ash and a slight sweetness.

  2. theograph scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A gentleman from an ex-Sherry Butt with excellent oily, maritime and subtly dirty notes! Brilliant! 92 / 93P., PLV: 10/10
    • Nose
      Old wood, wet wood, tannins, subtle wine notes, coniferous forest, resin, coniferous oil;
      Spices - allspice, cardamom and cinnamon, cloves;
      a clear marimite note - sea spray, mineral and salty, licorice;
      old polished wood and leather, cigar box, also a note of sandalwood = wood, ähterische oils;
      late but still follow great subitle sherry flavors, heavy Rumtopf, marzipan, slightly nutty;
      And finally, a note of black tea, then turns into oily, dirty nuances and ends in an idea of ​​machine oil;
      This nose brings new wonderful associations every moment ...
    • Taste
      Pure madness - mild, balanced and oily!
      Full-bodied, spicy and dignified;
      a lot of old well-matured oak, old dusty leather, polish, followed by pronounced acidity and spiciness from the wood, tannins;
      finally follows a nice rather soft fruit note, old well-matured sherry, even cooked fruit is there; followed by a subtle spice and acid note (old wood, tannins and spices);
    • Finish
      Warm, elegant and with a beautiful subtle spiciness; Sherry old school! And then again and again these wudnerbaren (subtly dirty) maritime notes ...

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Good one, but you have to tolerate a certain amount of tarmac and rubber-like notes in your whisky. Worth a try, not a frequent profile nowadays.
    • Nose
      Very concentrated. The oloroso's influence is unmistakable and still the distillate has a tremendous lot to say as well, with tarmac, funky rubbery peat, hot grease. Very industrial at first, indeed. Black shoe polish. Massive stuff. The sherry's influence comes later on, heavy, concentrated, salty, with umeshu.
    • Taste
      Same equilibrium, with fat salty sherry, hot industrial notes focusing mostly on tar. Works well, but again, this is massive whisky and I couldn't see myself sipping more than a dram or two of it in an evening.
    • Finish
      Same-ish, around salty, plum-y, dark sherry. Big and fat.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Complex and harmonious, very tasty for his old age - unfortunately, rarely such an old copy of this distillery gets lost in the glass
    • Nose
      Thickened chutney of ripe apricot, resinous mead, maple syrup, like after a rainstorm in the coniferous forest, leather and a bit of furniture polish, behind it the Campbeltown typical maritime sea breeze sticks
    • Taste
      Distinctive sherry sweetness, molasses from mirabelle plum, apricot, spicy plum chutney, tree resin - the spicy oak with clear tannins shows its mature age
    • Finish
      Sweet, long, fruity, pleasant woody

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Dominik scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    N: Butterscotch tart, soot, bergamot, Black Forest gateau [Nick], old musty lofts, some woody orange citrus and an occasional yet distinct scent of lilies. A nose you could & should spend a while with.

    T: Trickles down effortlessly neat. Carries on succinctly from the nose with much of the same action. And just when we thought we had discovered a SMWS cracker, the loud & clumsy rubber oloroso crashes in - and all the finesse, balance and story line is lost. Seasoned sherry casks eh? - sigh.

    F: Thankfully the finish isn’t too affected. Soon, some of the earlier magic from the nose & arrival returns with those ever desirable mouldy, damp, dunnage-y notes re-establishing the underlying provenance.

    C: Scores 90, less the oloroso. These obtrusive/evasive finishes are really starting to get me down.

    Scores a B[-]


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