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Glen Scotia 2008

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018
Calculated age
10 years old
1st fill Bourbon, 6 month Ruby Port Finish
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
2008 Vintage - Peated
Bottle code
Bottled for
Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018
sc Scotland
Added on
11 May 2018 9:01 pm by Jarmin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 65.51

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2008

33 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. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    click for the 2018 festival!
    • Nose
      very pleasant!!
      fruits on raspberries!
      malt, vanilla,
      slight trace of smoke
      it's sweet and vegetal and iodized
    • Taste
      peppery spice, medicinal sensation, light peat, fruity and malty,
      the fruits always on dry raspberries, a little strawberries too, incredible, soft wood, malt and the vegetal side, fresh that spring
      iodized sensation and camphor in return
    • Finish
      subtle alliance of peat - red fruits and amplification by spices
      some glue, leather and smoke peat
      a very good dram discovery!

  6. 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;

  7. midnite scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and sweet, almost confectionary, with very reserved peatiness. The recently released peated 10-year-old from first-fill bourbon casks (which is good as well) is not too far off. Actually, come to think of it, they might've just finished a batch of the 10-y.o. in port wood. That being said, this is the rare port finish that actually works.

    All in all, a sweet proposition (literally and metaphorically), and hard to dislike - as long as you like your whisky smoky, sweet, and buttery.
    • Nose
      Berry-flavored candyfloss alongside buttered and barbecued popcorn. Some creamy vanilla, then a herbal aspect crops up, which leads over to the medicinal, maritime peat smoke aroma lingering in the background. Overall, pretty pleasant and substantial, and much deeper and more multifaceted than its age would have you assume.
    • Taste
      Strong, juicy attack, immediately peppery and slightly acidic, followed by a sweet-and-sour, creamy, and herbal development. Heavy vanilla along with a peaty spiciness. After a few sips, the maritime salinity of Glen Scotia comes through nicely as well. I don't find this particularly complex, but it sure is scrumptious. Excellent texture and good depth for a malt that's only ten years old. There's a briny dirtiness in here that reminds me of some peated Ben Nevis bottlings or, indeed, that other Campbeltown distillery. Much appreciated!
    • Finish
      The finish on this one is warming and honey-sweet but betrays its age, as the alcohol shows through a bit. It's still decent though, and of decent length. As a special treat, some salty Campbeltown brine will have you licking your lips after the last drop has gone down.

  8. Kridler scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Alcohol clearly noticeable, unripe strawberry, caramel, vanilla. Very berry and gets sweeter with time. Great nose !!!
    • Taste
      84 84
      At the beginning a nice strawberry sweetness, then pepper and the alcohol pushes massively. No smoke !!

      With water suddenly the smoke and some wood appear and he is super sweet and tasty
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium with light smoke

  9. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Alois scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A good balanced, full-bodied malt that grows well.
    • Nose
      Balanced sweet fruitiness with some smoke
    • Taste
      Relatively strong fruit, with some smoke in the undertone. Especially marzipan prevails over time.
    • Finish
      Remains of marzipan and sweet smoke


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