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Overall rating
84.21/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Warehouse Tasting
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Butt
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2018 5:20 pm by Luigisim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2000 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.21 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2018] This cask is part of the Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting experience since more than two years (unless you deselect it at the beginning of the tasting). All other casks from last years tastings are long gone and replaced by different ones - so guess why this sherry cask empties at such a low speed only...

    ...simply because it is an awfully flawed and disgusting dram that only appeals to extreme lovers of that genre. The reason why so many Glen Scotia (and Bunnahabhain, Jura or Tobermory) casks are flawed is very simple: These distilleries never enjoyed a reliable ownership that continuously re-invested into the distilleries (before the most recent whisky boom started). Hence they never owned a budget that allowed them to source high-quality casks and they had to use any cask all the more fortunated distilleries rejected. For the very same reason they often had to maximise distillation yield and therefore included rather unwanted foreshots or feints into the heart of the run sometimes (resulting in cheesy, sweaty and other off-notes).

    This dram owns almost all flaws I can think off: a heavily sulphur-spoiled cask (matches, gunpowder, fireworks), cheesy off-notes and other dirty flavours from a flawed distillation run, an extemely imbalance of flavours and a disgusting scurfy mouthfeel and finish. Go for it only if you like such extreme drams and you do not care if your taste buds are corrupted for the rest of the evening...
    • Nose
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers extreme aromas: a heavy sulphurous gunpowder-spent matches-burnt fireworks profile with significant sweaty / cheesy flavours that both block almost all other aromas except some drying-bitter wooden notes. Very impressive, but unfortunately not in a positive way (to me)...
    • Taste
      The taste reminds me of licking at the ignition area of a matchbox (that I did once just to check this) and despite I never really swallowed gunpowder I think it will taste like this. If you are able to ignore these disgusting impressions there is a bold sherry flavour too contained by heavy wooden notes (tannins) that turn the taste rather bitter. Luckily, I do not find the cheese of the nose on the palate...
    • Finish
      The whisky arrives with an extremely disgusting scurfy mouthfeel that comes with every heavily sulphur-spoiled dram. The finish is long and the sulphur sticks to the tongue for hours, unfortunately. Besides this the finish gets quite drying-bitter from heavy tannins and finally the cheese is back to the scene - but not welcomed! Water releases more sherry aromas in the nose but it increases the sulphurous flavours both on the palate and during the finish too - I do not like this dram neither neat nor reduced (maybe when diluted in Loch Ness)...

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Dirty. Sulphur. 666.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  3. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Powerful and balanced.

    Variegate bouquet with salty and sweety flavours
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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