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Glen Scotia 2008

Overall rating
86.42/100
votes
198
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018
Vintage
2008
Bottled
15.06.2018
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
1st fill Bourbon, 6 month Ruby Port Finish
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
2008 Vintage - Peated
Bottle code
L4.166.18
Barcode
5016840751250
Bottled for
Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
11 May 2018 9:01 pm by Jarmin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 60,69

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2008

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Campbeltown, 10 years, Port Finish, cask strength for 50 € ??? And then he also tastes awesome? Terrific.
    • Nose
      Strawberries with vanilla sugar, behind it quite subtle smoke, creme brulee, a little nutty to walnuts, after the first sip everything seems like a freshly baked but slightly burned strawberry cake
    • Taste
      Here again sweet strawberries, creamy, vanilla, then slowly the smoke is added and warms the mouth, then it is a little chocolaty, the light smoke makes the red fruits then look even more sour, which tastes of raspberries and currants
    • Finish
      Pleasant oak, lots of sweetness from red berries, the smoke warms the mouth for a long time

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: great, cheaper whisky! Intense, interesting, tasty. 89 points! A price-performance miracle. If you include the price, he shoots well over the 90!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoke. Fruity, berry smoke. Smoking strawberry. Behind it nutty chocolate. The alcohol intensifies the nose, but does not bother. Earthy peat flavors are there. Blackberries. Nutmeg and mint. After a few moments oak comes through. Spicy, but subtle. Wet grass.

      Water: creamy. Spicy-sweet. Hay. The chocolate gets a little darker. Something Physalis comes to it. Vinous leather comes with time. And it is getting fruity.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet start. Ripe strawberries and melon. The smoke is restrained. Raspberries. Warm and juicy, the entire mouth is filled. Some sweet and sour grapefruit. By swallowing the smoke comes through a little stronger. Occupies the oral cavity. Make him dry. Dry-smoky dessert.

      Water: Incredibly tasty. A little less sweet. Smoky bittersweet chocolate, 70% cocoa content. A trace smokier.

      Finish: Long, slightly warming. Great fruit-smoke combination remains long. Initially juicy sweet, it gets drier quickly. With water comes a very slight bitterness in the finish.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, slightly warm. Great fruit-smoke combination remains long. Initially juicy sweet, it gets drier quickly. With water comes a very slight bitterness in the finish.

  3. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      An intense interplay of slightly medical smoke, freshly cut vanilla pods, maritime notes (salt) and plenty of strawberries is immediately present. The high-potency alcohol (57.8%) is very well integrated, only at the beginning was a slight stinging perceptible during deeper breaths. Tart redcurrants and ripe raspberries are a nice complement to the sweet strawberries. Salty caramel sweets, honey and delicate hints of wood round off the beautiful nose. I can not remember spontaneously that I had such a flavor composition so far in the glass. High recognition value!
    • Taste
      There is a lot of steam in the kettle here. At the first sip it tingles neatly at the tip of the tongue. Sweet-spicy smoke spreads suddenly with freshly ground pepper throughout the mouth. Strawberries, ripe raspberries, red currants and a few unripe cherries cement a beautiful fruit foundation. The smoke is still medicated and rich in mineral-maritime notes that remind me primarily of salt. The spicy woody notes are more pronounced in taste, but always remain pleasantly balanced. With the help of a few drops of water, the red fruit notes and the vanilla sweetness intensify significantly. The spicy notes are a little muted. Finally, I discover a touch of milk chocolate in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and spicy and smoky. The medicinal smoke envelops the red fruits and the vanilla residual sweetness. Salty caramel sweets, a hint of honey, milk chocolate and harmonious-spicy oak notes make the Glen Scotia slowly fade away.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2018]  I had this dram during this year's "Feis Ile" tasting session.

    The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows small tears with medium fast legs.  The nose is quite punchy due to the high alcohols and offers a fruity-buttery-nutty profile that is not too bad at all.  It is not overly complex but fresh and balanced without any off-note.  The whisky arrives a little hot in the mouth (no wonder at that abv) with just a neglectable coating effect and a minor drying-astringent feeling.  The taste is rather shy first but after some chewing (and dilution in the mouth) it offers nice fruity and spicy (hot chilis, peppers, some salt) flavours - but where is the peat?  It is almost impossible to detect both in the nose and on the palate.  And the port wine lurks very shy in the background, so I never ever would call this a "peated and port wine finished" whisky (in a blind setting).  Nonetheless, it is easy to sip and enjoyable.  The finish is of a medium length and offers more spices with some sour (port?) wine flavours finally.  Unfortunately it dries out at the end (on papers and plastics).  Water releases the sour wine aromas in the nose as well and turns the taste more approachable but it increases the dryness of the finish too.  Actually, I prefer the neat dram even at the high abv of 57.8%.

    All in all a good modern style dram offered at a fair price.  It takes some time to get acquainted with this whisky but after that it is an easy-to-sip dram even at cask strength.  Not too bad (the Aussies would say)...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Best value for your money!
    • Nose
      Rote Früchte, Weinaromen, vergorene Trauben, säuerliche Nuancen, Leder, Salz, Zitrone, orientalische Gewürze, Schwarztee, Motoröl;
    • Taste
      Wein und Leder, Traubenzucker, Beerenaroma, Zitrus, Rauch, Schwarztee, Ingwer, würzig, ölig am Gaumen;
    • Finish
      Traubenzucker, fruchtig, lang und wärmend;

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I am no fan of port finishes and the nose on this does not suit me , it smells sweet.

    This is really sweet, more like a fruit liqueur than a whisky, not my thing but perfectly drinkable.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Макс scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Peated Port is on of my favorite finish. I like this one because the grotesque flavors and the excellent price. 86/87.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Hospitals, smoke, vanilla, salted caramel, honey, strawberry white chocolate and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful. Medicinal smoke. Bandages. Musty basement. Strawberry and raspberry. Pepper. Milk Chocolate.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, sweet, smoky, oaky.

  10. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Probably the most medical of all medicines in the broadest sense of the word, I have not tried anything like this before, it’s very original and interesting, but I didn’t want to buy a bottle
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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