Glen Scotia 2008

Overall rating
86.25/100
votes
428
Whiskybase ID
WB112303
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018
Vintage
2008
Bottled
07.05.2018
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon + Ruby Port Finish
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
2008 Vintage - Peated
Bottle code
L2.127.18
Barcode
5016840751250
Bottled for
Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018
Market
Scotland Scotland
Added on
11 may 2018 9:29 pm by Jarmin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 251.91

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Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 2008

66 users have left 66 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.25 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This approx. 10-year-old bottling was released for the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018. It first matured in bourbon casks and was then finished in Ruby Port casks, which leads to a slight red tinge in the colour. It is a peated version with 57.8% vol. was bottled and fortunately was not only available at the festival, but was also in the shops at a fair price for a long time.

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    • Nose
      After pouring, I look for the smoke, which is not immediately present like with the whiskys from the neighboring island of Islay. But it doesn't take long for the smoke to come and has a typical Campbeltown character. This is complemented by vanilla from warm, fresh pastries filled with ripe, stewed apples and raisins. A few drops of water make the flavors more accessible and harmonious. The whole has a nice sweetness and invites you to drink.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is oily and powerful, even with a little water the alcohol remains present. It is less sweet than on the nose and with the slightly dirty maritime smoke it has a nice edgy taste with a recognizable Campbeltown note. The pastry from the nosing now gets a few tart berries to the apples that are not sweetened. There is sweetness on entry, but this is then pushed aside by smoky, tart notes. There's some hay with herbs and ripe grain, maybe some blackberries too, some ripe and juicy, but some still hard and bitter.
    • Finish
      The chimney smokes in the aftertaste, slowly getting cold and on the still slightly glowing pieces of driftwood, the remains of algae are smoking. The aftertaste is slightly astringent and dry.

      This is a nice festival whisky with a wine character that is not too boastful and with a clear Campbeltown funk (the word has to be mentioned once in this review...). It could do with a little more depth and complexity, the fruit component could be more pronounced - but overall it's an interesting Glen Scotia that doesn't disappoint lovers of Campbeltown whiskys and I enjoy it a lot. Since the large bottle has been empty for a long time, I got myself a sample as a reminder and I am convinced of this whisky again.

  4. SebStar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. herby.usa scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Killswitch scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. KB201 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Glen Scotia 10 Year Old - 2008 Campbeltown Malts Festival.
    The 57.8% is already very powerful in taste and provides a dry, nutty note.
    • Nose
      Maritime and creamy-chocolate, combined with a fine smoky note of wine.
    • Taste
      Slightly citrus-fruity, becoming "dry-hot-spicy" due to the high alcohol content.
      Becomes noticeably milder after the addition of water.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, slightly citrus and very fine oak.

  9. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great young Campbeltown. Three years ago it seemed to me too alcoholic. Now I let him breathe in a glass, after 15 minutes it opens up well.

  10. Malthead19 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: gold, slightly reddish

    - a very strong malt
    - definitely not for beginners
    - needs a lot of water
    - aromatic but behind the Bordeaux Wine Festival
    from 2021
    • Nose
      intense, strong and pungent alcohol without water, behind the alcohol a bit malty, with water you get really good with fruit aromas of raspberries / strawberries
    • Taste
      oW: strong, strong, still quite burning start, followed by sweetness, grapes, dark berries, and a distinct taste of port wine;

      mW: still a very strong, burning character, needs a lot of water!, now the fruity port aromas come to the fore much better, fruity-sour, but still a very intense, strong malt
    • Finish
      strong, long, sweet finish;
      long, slightly smoky aftertaste

  11. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    ... for about 10 years a strong character, intense, well-developed single malt, nice port finish, great integrated smoke, maritime salty;
    [Color] = reddish gold;
    • Nose
      86 86
      fruity (strawberry, raspberry), sweet, sour, vinous, vanilla, caramel, salt, little smoke;
    • Taste
      86 86
      with water: a strong, oily start, sweet, fruity and sour (berries), vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, cocoa, nicely integrated smoke, only a little spice, pepper; quite complex;
    • Finish
      85 85
      in the finish medium-long and sweet (honey, vanilla) in the aftertaste then the oak, spice;

  12. glenrob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F20 B20

  15. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    I came up to it twice - 75-79, and only in rainy autumn weather I was able to evaluate it (((...

    22 20 20 20 82

    Shrimp in the nose, very cool, but this is whisky for a location or outdoors, and better in cold weather, it is very alcoholic IMHO

  16. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A whisky on the "Interesting" side.
    Loved the nose at first, some really interesting stuff coming through which you wouldn't expect to find.
    Despite water saving the palate and finish, it totally castrated the nose and took away the elements which made it whacky and interesting.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Are we on Islay, I'm getting bandages and some TCP. Lots of medicinal peat to open this nose, a little oil and soggy ropes. With time a sweet floral note creeps in, behind the grey skies of Campbeltown lies a beautiful meadow.
      Green apples, some red gummy bears as well.
      With water the peat takes over and the fun elements disappear.
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweetness on the tip of the tongue for a brief moment before new oak and hot burning embers take over. It's quite the fiery one on the palate.
      With patience comes green apples, some minerals and sea salt.
      Water is a savior, the palate calms itself down with only a gentle tingle remaining. It feels grassy now with a large scoop of salt thrown cauldron.
    • Finish
      85 85
      On the dry side, possibly due to the alcohol. Tongue left a little prickly with not much flavour remaining.
      After water there is actually a finish! Some oak notes with lots of salt, the sea breeze definitely gets the last laugh.

  17. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Whiff of Port
    I was truly impressed with Glen Scotia’s 2019 festival release, a 15 years old on rum casks. As luck would have it, I also got a sample of the previous year’s festival bottling. This time around, it’s a 10 years old Glen Scotia finished on rum casks. Let’s get to it.
    This is a rather sweet nose in which the peat plays only second fiddle. Lots of red fruit like raspberries and strawberries. Some hazelnuts and sniffing tobacco. A bit of salt, but quite discrete. This is mostly sweetness. I confess this is a totally different Glen Scotia than anything I’ve smelled before.
    It’s a lot feistier on the palate than the nose promised. The ABV is most likely the culprit. It makes it sharp and piquant. Chili pepper and nutmeg. The red fruit returns, but is now overpowered by the peat and especially the salt. Turns into a very maritime malt, with just a whiff of port in the mix. The exact opposite of the nose. And from the second sip on it does turn into a typical, dirty Glen Scotia, but of the sort that I am less fond of.
    The finish is medium long, smoky and a veritable battle between salt and sweet. Candied grapefruit at the death.
    The nose and the finish were okay, but on the palate this was much to sharp to my taste.

  18. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: intense smoke, fruit notes (strawberry, grapes), brown sugar, somewhat maritime

    Flavor: citrus, sweet / sour gummy berries, vanilla, honey, a bit spicy (pepper / chilli), spicy and becoming a little dry, with a few drops of water a little bit of dark chocolate is added, slightly salty

    Finish: medium-long, warming, smoky-sweet and somewhat bitter
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. Ailios did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What is the deal with calling bottles of whisky "he"?

  20. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  21. bartekc scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Superb whisky, where heavy, peaty tones are fighting for lead with sweet, dessert vanilla, cream and loads of strawberries. Sort of like enjoing a strawberry cake next to a hot fireplace.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very intensive, fruity, honey and strawberries. Then comes the smoke, ashes, dried wooden chips and tobbaco. A few moments later the smoke gives in to wet leaves and hints of vanilla. Superb!
    • Taste
      93 93
      First comes the sweetiness - strawberries, cream, forest fruits and vanilla. Followed by heavy, delicious smoke.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Fruits are followed by smoke, which is followed by sweet tones. Nice warm feeling. Quite long

  22. gammang scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. Sylvia scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. wurfhamster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. davidloosli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Excellent value for money
    • Nose
      Acetone, blackberry, cassis, medicinal, sugar sirup, honeydew melon, dextrose, with water: sweet strawberry, vanilla
    • Taste
      Oily, peaty, dark berries, walnut, amarena, bitterness, Scotia funk, with water: chocolate, strawberry joghurt
    • Finish
      Peaty, earthy, bitter cough medicin, with water: sweeter, unripe bitter berries

  26. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Vanilla notes of bourbon barrel paired with a berry cocktail from the port, a successful combination but a little too spicy for my taste
    • Nose
      88 88
      maritime smoke, green crop, intense vanilla, strawberries, wild grapes, spearmint, candy, hazelnuts, bergamot and motor oil
    • Taste
      85 85
      Tart, but not mouth-filling, smoke, red fruit, a lot of caramel, leather a lot of wood with aromas of dark chocolate, espresso and pepper
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, spicy and a little cowshed

  27. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like Glen Scotia. It is for sure an underrated distillery. I had various expressions now, both IB and OB. Very strange whisky this, of which I only got a sample. Initially especially the nose is very "closed", but this rough diamond needs time and some drops of water.

    Another great expression by Glen Scotia.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Initially the nose was not very outspoken. Quite closed, earthy with some peat. After having left untouched in the glass and adding just a few drops of water, the nose opens up surprisingly sweet. Almost like a Speysider.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Nice and sweet smoke and gentle peat. Not like Islay peat (which I cannot take),
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nice and medium-long to long.

  28. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Since ‘peated’ is stated on the bottle explicitly, you would expect it to be more on the heavy side of peated whiskies. But it aint that. It’s actually quite subtle and friendly peated. I don’t think it had a very long port finish. Just enough to give it a nice ‘darker’ twist.
    • Nose
      Sweet and a tad salty. Mellow sweet fruits with strawberry leading the pack. Earthy with a subtle hint of peat. Alcohol is still quite dominant though. I do not directly recognize it as a Ruby port finish. With water a great grassy freshness joins in as well as some nuttiness with tobacco. I like that!
    • Taste
      On the taste clearly more peat is present. Combined with, again, mellow sweet fruit and several spices. It’s Oily, spicy and a little sweet. Spicyness dominates here. There is also a certain maltiness going on. It is rather young stuff. With water more earthiness is there.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium-long and very creamy. Especially the mild spices and herbs are doing great and prelude a very pleasant finish. There is a certain dry grapenote at the end, which does definitely remind me of port. After a while very pleasant sweet candy toppes it all off. Great finish!

  29. Ostap scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very interesting whisky, with which it is necessary to sit longer. He is initially sympathetic, and eventually reveals, becomes weighty and varied.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Juicy, dessert, full, pickles, marzipan, vegetable theme, iodized salt, mint, raw dough, confectionery notes (candies, gingerbread ...), branded for the region of the scents of the cattle court (grain), wine nuances, ash and Smokes, black currant leaves, vanilla, caramel nougat, earthiness, dirty water, spices, seaweed chips, citrus pulp, medical gauze, gum. Bourbon exposure is obvious. The aroma is beautifully picked up and played with nuances.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Neutral, oily, very peppery, smoky, peaty, salted (not the same dessert as in the aroma), wine, later, sweet berry sweetness, knits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Volume, flavor, peat, ash, smoke, pepper, oak, salted, knit, gradually gathers cream and berry (yogurt) desserts, not very long.

  30. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  31. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Fatboy in a glas.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  32. diamond2000 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: in the foreground freshness, menthol, iodine, sea breeze, further mineral-metallic notes - whetstone, lime, metal chips; various berries, red and black currants, ripe cherries, sour apples, vanilla. A little in the background extinguished fire, ash, smoke from flavored tobacco, dry wood, pine resin.

    Taste: sweet-sour, spicy, red pepper, cumin, wood tannins, sweet berry jam, burnt crust of Borodino bread, espresso, smoked meat, fish oil.

    Finish: longer than average, bittersweet, berry jam, highly mineralized min. water, chalk, a little sulfur-metallic shades.

    Rating: 88

    Bottom line: and once again a great campbell camper! The wonderful combination of the coastal nature of Campbeltown, which I love so much, with the fruit and berry finish of the port barrel, are all separate and separate, but a very good picture goes together.
    Another important fact is the price, € 50 for a 10-year-old molt barrel fortress and even such quality is a gift!

  33. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He did not like water without me. He opens with water. He becomes more fruity. However, I always have such a disturbing disinfectant grade that I do not like at all.

  34. wisekyofcourse 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!

  35. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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
      86 86
      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
      86 86
      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
      85 85
      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.

  36. 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

  37. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  38. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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

  39. 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

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

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

  41. Макс scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  42. 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.

  43. Sporx scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Alder 2cl + 23.05.21
    Nose
    Slightly medicinal smoke, vanilla, maritime notes, salt and strawberries. Alcohol mega integrated.

    taste
    Sweet, spicy, smoke, salt, citrus. Wood spice again.
    With water more vanilla and fruit.

    finish
    Medium length, sweet, spicy and smoky. Salty toffee, spicy oak

    A little better with water

  44. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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

  45. Blindbob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Complicates enough to be interesting . Not bad value at fifty quid. Well worth trying, but to my taste better with a good drop of water.
    • Nose
      It needed water. Subtle strawberry, sweet. A lot of alcohol . A hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Without water just to hot to taste. With water, sweet berries. Iodine. Peat smoke.
    • Finish
      Without water, just burnt tastes. With water a long finish. Burnt wood. Cherries with a sweetie taste.

  46. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21,5)
    Interesting, multi-layered fragrance (88)
    Go
    • Nose
      Mineral, iodine, medical notes, salt ... vanilla, citrus gum, chocolate cream with berries ... wax (22,5)
      Go
    • Taste
      Smoky, salty, ashen, oily (22)
      Go
    • Finish
      Dry, spicy, salty finish ... sweet caramel and peppered strawberries in ashes, iodine (22)
      Go

  47. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A beautiful round, complex for his age, yet not too complicated, strong, fruity and inexpensive Campbeltown malt, which is definitely worth a try ...
    • Nose
      Dried fruits (raisins, dates, figs, apricots), sweet and sour, if at all minimal smoke, no alcoholic notes ...
    • Taste
      Here comes the smoke clearly visible, dry salty oak, dark fruits ...
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, dry, woody, smoky

  48. Kensay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Iodine-soaked medical gauze, cold stormy sea, vanilla
    Old skin, sea salt, spices, something from Indian cuisine, sweet cupcake
    rather long aftertaste, sweet, spicy, vanilla, bourbon

  49. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  50. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good fruit-smoke combination and spicy, but neat dry and oaky for its 10 years.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet and floral with sweet strawberries and raspberry syrup. Flower shop. In between, a little alcohol flashes through, but not so intense that you would have to call it annoying. A mild smoky note accompanies the fruits. After a while comes pepper, also ginger. Chocolate notes, almonds, fresh bread dough. The intense sweetness from the beginning weakens slightly, but menthol and the smell of freshly peeled young branches.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Strong and spicy start with lots of milk chocolate and coffee beans. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, oak. Pretty dry from the beginning. The fruit sweetness is much more subtle than in the nose, almost barely discernible. Also on the tongue mild smoke, increasing pepper sharpness. Menthol here too, has a cooling and maritime effect.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long and clearly dry, smoky, with menthol, chocolate, vanilla and honey.

  51. MaltFond scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    21.22.21.21

  52. 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;

  53. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The entire review is available on mrbarleycorn.com
    • Nose
      Superficially sweet with honey, a fresh sea breeze and a few citrus notes. Even the smoke is present, but rather discreet. From the intensity somewhere between Talisker and Springbank. The alcohol is initially very present and stings something in the nose. After about 10 minutes in the glass, this stinging disappears and the nose is getting better and more intense. If the red fruits did not really show up at the beginning, they are now coming into their own. There are raspberries, strawberries, red gooseberries and redcurrants - the whole range. Water supports berry sweetness and reveals red gums and forest fruit syrup. For a while I think about Antica Formula.
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, and powerful. Tingles neatly on the tongue and shows clear honey and caramel notes. The red fruits are rather subtle on the tongue, but they are undoubtedly there and make the still young malt with the help of peat smoke, which picks up especially towards the end, quite complex. Maritime-salty notes are also present, for me, however, rather discreet. My tip: In any case, add some water, because the aromas are intensified again nicely.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, spicy, bitter, black pepper and long-lasting, but not really strong peat smoke.

  54. Hemdl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Judging by other limited festival bottlings, here's a lot from the frame dates offered. Port finish, cask strength, age. So really from the stool, the Glen Scotia still does not hit me. Alcohol too aggressive, taste too simple then. Good, but not very good.
    • Nose
      Very sweet and actually I find something like sugared fruits and strawberries, with lots of bourbon vanilla. However, also very spicy, the alcohol stings clearly in the nose. Luckily, that lasts a bit over time. Some smoke is still there, otherwise it definitely gives him some time in the glass very well.
    • Taste
      Similar picture as in the nose. First, the alcohol bites vigorously and pricks neatly. Then smoky with light fruit sweetness. Not very complex, but pleasing. With the second sip, the fruit notes become a little more acidic and the spicy oak a bit more succinct. The beautiful vanilla notes from the nose are unfortunately no longer there.
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy and smoky. Slightly dry, but with a pleasant mouthfeel. Fits.

  55. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  56. StephanB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  57. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Yes, the PLV is pretty good here, of course, but I do not break out in jubilation, definitely the best Glen Scotia I've tasted so far.
    • Nose
      After a short reinriechen I find the smoke behind the obvious fruit note, not very intense, but he is there, Hibiscus with caramel, I like there is a candy, including a malting note, milk chocolate, also a slightly peppery spiciness, but not spicy, something Iodine, on the whole very creamy and in this creamy note hides the smoke, also clear mint, which then disappears over time, also floral notes, here comes through the Glen Scotia basic character, also has a maritime touch, a slight juvenile alcohol note comes but from time to time is not disturbing
    • Taste
      the taste is interesting, voluminous, the smoke is there but has such a funny Aufgussnote, I just think of the smell when you come into an indoor pool, the second sip really intense dry smoke, but then it wears off and makes room for fruity aromas , Raspberry, caramel, just like Werther's real kind of sour, quite racy and impetuous, dark chocolate,
    • Finish
      the peculiar smoke remains, raspberry, a lot of caramel still there, not too long overall

  58. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Short trip to the Portuguese Duoro Valley, while Malt gets a few minutes to breathe. The sweet, on-hook port wines can be divided into different categories. The simplest quality is Ruby Ports, which are matured in large tanks for about two to three years and then, mixed with other wines from different vintages, are bottled ready to drink. They are, as the name 'Ruby', in German 'ruby', already suggested, due to the short storage and the associated, low oxidation of strong red color.
    Eye / nose Nice rose tone, almost lighter than expected. In the nose, the peat smoke dominates, hanging almost like a bell over the nosing glass. Unusually intense for a Glen Scotia. Slightly salty-maritime and yet sweet. I have to arrive first. Almost no alcohol, even behind the unusual smoke. Slightly artificial vanilla aroma reminiscent of the years in the Fresh Bourbon barrel. Typical honey aroma follows. Wow! Unexpectedly. I like that. Last but not least, the Glen Scotia reloads and pampers the nose with the smell of freshly cooked, smoky-sweet strawberry jam. My interest is aroused.
    palate In the mouth, you first feel the power of the cask strength. A lot of power, warmth and also some sharpness. I'm afraid for a moment, the painting with the exciting nose tilts me off into the sprit. But does not happen, if a thin line. The wave ebbs immediately and releases the stage for spicy-sweet forest fruit flavors. Unquestionably youthful he looks, the Malt. But that does not hurt. The somewhat boisterous nature fits perfectly. The fine fruity sweetness on the one hand, the smoke on the other hand and the warm power make a really rich combination. With a few drops of water it looks even more voluminous. The fruit comes to the fore, and also the maritime (Campbeltown) notes are increasing and further elaborating the already distinctive profile of the whisky.
    Finish / Conclusion The smoke gives a long, smoky-fruity finish. At the end I can even come up with the calcareous mineral notes so popular with me during wine storage. I really can not find anything bad in the sense of false notes at the Glen Scotia Festival. In this price category - and beyond - a very successful work by Iain McAlister and his team.

  59. 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.

  60. DrunkenHearted did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    According to drampedia there was 6000 bottles released.

  61. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    D he Glen Scotia is certainly not a universal favorite whisky, but it contains too much salt, but beautiful fruity notes. Unfortunately, Islay fans with smoke do not get their money's worth. But he will find his lover, I'm sure.
    • Nose
      In the nose you can only guess the smoke a bit at the start, we are far away from Richitg Peat here. Especially compared to the previous Andromeda V significantly less. But full fruity and nice sweet. Again and again, however, increases significantly alcohol in the nose, somewhere understandable with a grip, but must not be so.
      He is very sweet, with vanilla, cereals, great light portnotes but always maritime flavors and salty air. It's really a lot of fun in the nose. Especially the clear sweetness makes this malt interesting. The smoke, however, even disappears in the nose after some time.
    • Taste
      T he appears beautiful on strong, fruity sweetness, alcohol and sour notes. The acid is somehow very interesting and I did not expect that, but you really have to like it. I can imagine that is not for everyone. In addition, you now have woody and spicy notes to a significant swing of salt and a breeze of pepper. Here you have to work a bit with water, because the haat certainly has a lot to offer and in fact it gets a lot deeper with a few drops of water and the wood comes right to the front, which of course makes it a bit drier, but I like it with more volume better. I always have a little bit of salt in my wine. The whisky remains really challenging. But he does not really let you go. Would have been interesting to miss him even more maturity, find him a bit too young.
    • Finish
      W hen you wood like is the finish beautiful medium, sour fruits, but again sweetness and spice dominate this. The alcohol still missed a nice heat, but that's it. More significant smoke would have given the finish certainly a little more power.

  62. Doctor B. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  63. 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

  64. Fassstärke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  65. LittlePeat scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: darker gold, typical of post-ripening. Nose: Very gummy, whether that can be interpreted as (medical?) Smoke ... Sour port, subtle oak. Croissant with pudding filling. Sour redcurrants (or cornelian cherries?) In the background. Palate: Again very medically. Sour port. The (not so fresh) oak is more pronounced on the palate than in the nose. Finish: medium to long, slightly sweet, with sour gauze bandage. Slightly youthful. Conclusion: Seehr's own. Nothing for cozy drinking. But interesting and well done. With nothing to compare.

  66. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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

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