Classic bourbon aging on the nose with vanilla and light fruits, the obligatory apples and pears, some bitterness and some acidity. There is also creamy caramel, candied sugar, honeydew melon. I don't find any waxy or maritime notes, nor the Campbeltown Funk.
I wouldn't recognize Campbeltown in the taste. Here, too, classic bourbon without a lot of frills, but nice and creamy and not too young and rough, although the alcohol is present. The notes are there that you would expect, but the kick, the special aroma is missing. Age doesn't really matter either. Vanilla and caramel aren't too sweet though. It lacks a bit of the old mustiness, sophisticated moder - Campbeltown. There's a hint of chocolate dust to finish off, which is nice.
In the aftertaste, a little thickened fruit resonates with vanilla, some dried compote. Wood is reserved, but some caramel and a note of marzipan remain.
Perhaps the problem is the expectations one has of an 18 year old Campbeltown whisky. You get a decent bourbon-aged whisky - but the wow effect is missing. And so I'm a bit disappointed because there's a little too little Campbeltown in this Glen Scotia.