- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- The 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 1992 SMWS 93.78
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points
- Complex and harmonious, very tasty for his old age - unfortunately, rarely such an old copy of this distillery gets lost in the glass
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
Distinctive sherry sweetness, molasses from mirabelle plum, apricot, spicy plum chutney, tree resin - the spicy oak with clear tannins shows its mature age
Sweet, long, fruity, pleasant woody
- 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.
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.
A hint of smoke starts the taste. Followed by oranges and candied lemons with many tannins in the mouth.
In the finish you can feel the maturity of the whisky. It stays wonderfully long and leaves some ash and a slight sweetness.
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[-]
- A gentleman from an ex-Sherry Butt with excellent oily, maritime and subtly dirty notes! Brilliant! 92 / 93P., PLV: 10/10
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 ...
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);
Warm, elegant and with a beautiful subtle spiciness; Sherry old school! And then again and again these wudnerbaren (subtly dirty) maritime notes ...
- Dry, spicy and oily. Almost like a Highland Park single cask, including the heather and chocolate honey smoke. Takes a lot of air and time in the glass.
Limitations: a little simple. And of Glen Scotia's Campbeltown DNA, there isn't much to tell.
- 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.
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.
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.
Same-ish, around salty, plum-y, dark sherry. Big and fat.
- Notes von der Website: (https://www.smws.com/like-a-vintage-dessert-wine)
"The nose was evocative of aged German Riesling and Tokaji dessert wine with an intense fruity richness and sumptuous oily texture. The fruit evolved into a darker dimension involving dried prunes, dates and figs, perhaps mixed with sultanas and raisins in a bread and butter pudding. A fresh citrus note of orange skin and bergamot combined with walnuts and brazil nuts in a warming and comforting manner. The palate helped to augment this pursuit of excellence with the addition of truffle oil and an intense herbal overtone like sticky cough syrup. Then more fruit with mandarins soaked in Cognac and the oxidised depth of oloroso sherry. The finish was an education in fine tannins that embraced the soft texture of smooth cork that we enjoyed much more without water."
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