Glen Scotia 2000

Overall rating
85.48/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB116912
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Release No. 1
Vintage
06.2000
Bottled
22.08.2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon
Casknumber
175
Number of bottles
1200
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Campbeltown Harbour
Bottle code
L8/234/18
Barcode
5016840330752
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
01 sep 2018 9:53 am by Frieda K.
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 85.82

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45 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 2000

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.48 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    At the conclusion of Campbeltown Week, it's back to Glen Scotia. But this time with an 18-year-old whisky from the Vintage Release series. Decent age and hopefully decent performance. At Glen Scotia, that can certainly fluctuate. This Glen Scotia is without smoke and it matured in a refill bourbon cask, i.e. a classically matured whisky. It was bottled in 2018, a few shops still have it for around €80. In any case, it wasn't a hype bottle.

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    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  2. CIB914 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Caramel, honey, light leather notes, vanilla, hay, oak wood
    • Taste
      83 83
      at first it looks watery, sweet, fruity, grass, apple, cherry
    • Finish
      86 86
      long-lasting fruity finish with cherries

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Solid 18 yo offering, no more no less.

  4. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    wonderfully sweet with lots of honey, a great fruit note with pineapple and apple. Lemon zest and vanilla complete the profile. Oak wort gives the nose a special kick

    Taste:
    Caramel, light fruits and oak are very present, overall the adult malt is very creamy, the alcohol is very well integrated

    Outlet:
    medium length, sweet and spicy at the same time
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    You can taste its origin, but you can not decide if you really want to taste 100% of Campbeltown.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose, thick, broad sweetness to honey and vanilla, a little fruit, alcohol super integrated, not too thin - great summer whisky for the PLV.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Solid malt of the fruity, fresh kind. A buying stimulus triggers for me but now rather not.

  8. Torfding scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very good drinker of his distillery, priced comparatively reasonable.
    Fruity and light smoke, almost creamy sweetness with spice and vanilla, long and sweet, restrained fruity finish.
    I like!

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