Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
The final trawl
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
56.8 % Vol.
25 ml 700 ml
Added on
05 sep 2018 5:26 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
Overall rating

Average value

€ 79.91

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 2002 SMWS 93.94

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.00 points.

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  1. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The official tasting notes mention "beer drenched lederhosen", which may just be my favorite descriptor ever. And it fits, weirdly enough.
    The nose alone makes me wish I had a bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Oily indeed! Very creamy and slick, the nose already promises a lovely texture on the palate. A really good refill barrel that foregoes the typical first-fill issues (too much sweetness or floral fragrance) but delivers in all other regards. Behind the high-quality oak you get the typical GS funk, with its saline and herbal-tinged maritime feel, industrial / workshop associations (engine oil, greasy metal tools) as well as something incongruous, like tinned sardines. Not very fruity, though there is something like canned tangerines and peaches in the background. With time you realize that this is mildly peaty (the medicinal variety, with plenty of iodine and perhaps a whiff of violet), which just adds another dimension. GS can be hit or miss, but this one strikes all the right chords. Stunningly complex nose for a fifteen-year-old.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Ah yes, the mouthfeel is just as expected: basically an oil slick on top of a saltwater fishing port's waters. In the rain. While you're standing there wearing rubber raincoats and wellies. On a (ahem, yes:) trawler. There's some lemon freshness and a good dose of sweetness to balance it out. Slightly farmy due to the peat. The alcohol is perfectly integrated and carries the flavors without biting the tongue. Gets progressively drier, ending on bitter ale.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Certainly some bitterness, perhaps too acrid for some, but I'd say it fits the style. Still very savory and salty, full of coastal flair (driftwood, seashells, wet sand) and pretty long overall.

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