Glen Scotia 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - Single Cask
Calculated age
08 years old
First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
60.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Selected by Kirsch Whisky
de Germany
Added on
13 may 2018 8:39 am by jagblack
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.95

6 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 2009

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.45 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A 2018 with 60.2% vol. Glen Scotia single cask bottled for Kirsch, which is still in stock at least at one retailer in mid-2022. The whisky is slightly smoky, from the 1st fill bourbon barrel and has a beautiful natural yellow-gold colour.
    • Nose
      Vanilla is immediately present on the nose. Is there actually smoke? It lasts a short time, then the smoke is present, not too strong and smoky. With 60.2% vol. the whisky is very strong. With a little water, the Campbeltown Funk comes along with the smoke, not superficially, but it is present in the background. There are also some fruit gum flavors with some pastries, maybe fruit scones.
    • Taste
      The Glen Scotia aromas are present in the taste - but unfortunately only very subdued. Fruity vanilla is present, which develops towards dryness and loses the fruity aroma. Even if it is 1st fill, the flavors can only develop insufficiently on the tongue.
    • Finish
      The whisky sounds dry, has a slight bitterness, but does not remain very lasting.

      It's actually a pity, the whisky could develop nicer notes from a 1st fill bourbon cask, which are only rudimentarily present here. It starts quite promising both on the nose and in the first impression on the tongue, but then it cannot really develop well, the aromas remain flat and one-dimensional. It's nice - but unfortunately it lacks the last kick that leads to a good whisky. He would have needed more time than the almost 9 years he was granted to mature.

  2. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted as a sample! Complex drop which has its own characteristics and still plays big with them. Slightly mild in smell, it has a real steam in taste and finish. Top!
    • Nose
      86 86
      starts with sweet fruitiness on the nose (I'm thinking of so ripe apples, lemon and raspberries), behind it a fine, subtle smoky note, then becomes a bit musty and dusty (remember a dry cleaning rag?), some vanilla, hazelnut, slightly spicy, Herbs, light notes of leather polish, slightly woody, oak
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very tingly start, very sweet, very fruity (ripe fruit and citrus fruit again), intensely spicy (black pepper), dried fruit, dry on the palate, tart notes of coffee, subtle smokiness again, oily on the tongue, freshly applied shoe polish, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, oaky, spicy, tart, some tobacco, dry, some mint

  4. jay83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Simply well crafted and rock solid bourbon matured whisky. Intense, spicy, with fine fruit and lots of sweetness!

  5. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 09-04-2020 in Leverkusen.

  6. rottendon scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It looks very complex and ripe, especially in the nose, which clearly defines this malt. You can sniff it for a long time. In the mouth, he makes no mistakes.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    But then I'm amazed at the ten years, it seemed older to me, especially in the nose. Quite a bargain for the price!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Smoke evident again, heading for coal firing and some cowshed. At first, he pushes everything else aside, except maybe traces of iodine and acetone. After plenty of standing time there are first clean yellow fruit notes, mirabelle and fully ripe pears, then the smoke comes back, but now much more gently and more towards the campfire and also slightly phenolic. You can find some caramel on one side and iodine on the other. Overall, perfectly integrated and harmonious. A meaty note is added, Beef Jerky. And then suddenly raspberry Maoams. Roast with raspberry sauce? Now cherry pannacotta, then a short time later a light muff, cleaning rags. It is lively, not a bore! There is something new to discover every few minutes. If you warm it up, you stand in the barn again, then come coal firing and disinfectant. The alcohol sometimes bites your nose heavily. It harmonises with dark, malty sweetness, spruce needles, bare rock and a zesty acidity, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soft on the start with a slight tingling, quite strong, slightly sweetened espresso, clear barrel acid, a little menthol and traces of yellow fruit here too. After a few seconds, the alcohol starts to push hard. Dries backwards. The mouthfeel is initially slightly watery and then becomes increasingly dense.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is, as expected, long, first menthol, then it slowly becomes sweeter, a little ash gently lays on the tongue. It's not that smoky after all. The freshness of the menthol stays forever, but everything on a very mild level.


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