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Glen Scotia 2008 KiW

Overall rating
84.13/100
votes
68
Whiskybase ID
WB115397
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Kintra Whisky (KiW)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Collection
Vintage
27.06.2008
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casknumber
369
Number of bottles
239
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Jul 2018 11:25 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81.16

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2008 KiW

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.13 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    sweaty cheese, fruit compote, vanilla, quite a lot going on, it's lovely rough too! Good Scotia Stuff
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It is exactly what Cask1988 says here: time is of the essence. Pour this whisky, add some drops of water (not too many) and leave it for 30 minutes of so. You will be rewarded.
    • Nose
      88 88
      I have tasted some typical coastal and dirty Glen Scotia's before. But this one is in the nose more a Speysider: fruity and sweet. Quite mature for a 9y old whisky.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Where in the nose fruity flavors are dominant, in the taste this is the case with spicy flavors.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A truly beautiful Glen Scotia. As much power as it has on the nose, it still is a very friendly and balanced whisky in taste and finish. Certainly not an everyone’s friends. If you like a rather raw and robust Campbeltown Whisky, this is something you have to try. Give this one time. In like half an hour to 45 minutes. Your patience really gets rewarded!
    • Nose
      Like said before, time is key here. When you give it that, this nose really opens up beautifully and gets complex and refined. It gives a very powerful nose! It’s fresh but muddy at the same time. Burst of fruit. Fresh apple and something tropical like pineapple. A very pleasant layer of oak and a green herbal note like in a provencal herb mix. In the background there is a continuously subtle smokiness present. It not so much peaty, it’s more in between a campfire and charred oak.
    • Taste
      Where the nose is very powerful the taste is a lot more gentle. The taste gives canned fruit in syrup. Apple, pear, pineapple that sort of fruits. It gets accompanied with a pleasant soft herbal layer like in oregano. It really is a pleasure to swirl this around for a while! It appears to be older than it actually is.
    • Finish
      Also the (medium-long) finish is soft. Herbs and spices get the upper hand in the finish. Not a problem at all for me, since I like spicy/herbal whiskies a lot. The finish gets guided by a very refined and soft smokiness. Like on the nose also here it is more about charred oak/campfire then it is about peat. I really like this style.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, but I miss the raw edge a little, that I usually find in Glen Scotia's. A lot of fruitiness, quite powerful. Still a good dram for sure.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is more polished than I would expect from a Glen Scotia. No smoky or dirty edges, but just a lot of fruit. Apples, some citrus, orange. Only after quite some time, some smokiness peeps in.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the body it is more outspoken, stronger. Fruity again, with more strawberry now, and vanilla. Creamy structure, with also some spiciness, pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Strawberry and vanilla remain in the finish, which is less pungent than the body. The taste remains for quite long, with some wood now as well, toothpicks.

  5. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not a big fan of the newish/young bourbon Glen Scotia. It has a certain spirity and clean tone that does not appeal to me. But somehow this young Scotia does. The typical spirity tone is present but nicely layered into tones of sweet cinnamon rolls, shortbread and something the Dutch know as "Kerststol". Nicely spiced. Some fruitiness...apple perhaps. I drank this as part of a line up so that might have lifted it up....but it is a nice Scotia for such a young one.

  6. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A bit odd for a Scotia, young and well matured and rather tasty.
    • Nose
      Full fruity, fresh apple juice. A little light note, like camphor in the background. Some hay and a hint of fudge.
    • Taste
      Sweet and hay like. Marzipan and a little salt actually. young but mature. Quite an odd, but tasty taste.
    • Finish
      Medium-long length. Quite a burst of laurel and liquorish. Fades away with some salted caramel and wood notes. A little peppery though.

  8. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasty stuff from a distillery I've come to like quite a bit. Not your everyday dram, but that also means it has plenty of character and singularity.
    • Nose
      Somewhat fruity at first. Lemon zest, oranges and lime peel (indeed, very citric). Even a tad candy-esque at a certain point (candy hearts), before showing its dirtier side. After a little while there's a bit of wet rope, cookie dough and a touch of diesel, even a whiff of salmiac liquorice. Pretty idiosyncratic.
    • Taste
      Quite creamy (vanilla-esque), a touch salty and somewhat dirty, with a hint of copper coins. There's a whisper of lemon yoghurt and a some spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Green apple and lingering sweetness.

  10. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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