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Glen Scotia 1992 CA

Overall rating
87.06/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB117909
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1992
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
228
Strength
47.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Sep 2018 8:55 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 163.45

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 1992 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.06 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] This is another dram out of this year's advent calendar from Cadenhead - which is a good overview of their 2018 releases and I always appreciate the opportunity to do such a samples tasting around christmas time.

    This dram owns a love-it-or-hate-it profile with a rather strange aromas and flavours mix that is actually not faulty but unusual. So I am somewhat in-between - I like it because it is interesting but I do not like the profile itself.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a creamy toffee profile that reminds me of butterscotch. Later some spices and caramel aromas join in and after some breathing shy herbs dare to show up together with minor (and not unpleasant) cheesy notes. This is a very interesting and rather strange aromas mix but it is not my favourite style, unfortunately. But I can imagine that others will like this.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is bitter-sweet on butterscotch-caramel and herbal flavours with bitter tannins. This is not delicious to my taste buds but after some chewing a tasty chocolatey-liquorice flavour pops up. Water is not recommended as it just flattens the dram.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The initial mouthfeel is completely unimpressive and neither warming nor coating but with a significant drying-astringent feeling that I do not like. The finish is of medium length and adds more chocolatey flavours. Towards the end it gets drying-astringent again (plastic, tannins).

  2. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Trademark older Scotia. Musty, leathery, saline, slightly lactic, with soft peat and a fusty vegetal / botanical side to it that reminds me of the sticky, thick and fragrant air you typically encounter at the florist's. A bit particular and definitely more geared toward dyed-in-the-wool Campbeltown aficionados.
    It's hotter on the palate than you would expect, and I'm also not super happy with the wood flavor at this point (a bit scruffy, to be honest), but the finish saves it with a generous, age-appropriate dose of savory / salty notes and viscous, herbal oils.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Odd, weird, not average, you love it or you hate it. I belong to the lovers. It’s not an average bourbon maturation. It’s a rather earthy and dark GS expression. A lot is going on here. It leaves me a little confused in a good way. Absolutely not a beginners dram. More sweetness reveals with water but I tend to like it better without any.
    • Nose
      Hay stable, oily, earthy, green herbs such als basil and oregano, musty style. It’s got some weird combinations. I wouldn’t immediately match an earthy ‘darker’ style together with grassy/green herbs kind of aroma’s at the same time. That is what is making this dram very interesting and unusual.
    • Taste
      Also in the taste this dram introduces itself as ‘the weird one’. The earthy side is gone in the taste and strong fruity flavors take over. I can’t really specify the flavors. I guess it’s more in the exotic fruits like lychee, pomegranate, I don’t know.
    • Finish
      Finish is rather dull (in a good way) There is a focus on ‘peel’ in the finish. Fruit peels. Dry fruity flavors. A hint of peat maybe but more in a charcoal kind of way, not so much a classic peat, not at alle actually.

  7. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Perfect timing for this sample, as I am quite into Glen Scotia lately. At Cadenhead they know what they are doing, and again they did their job. Not so much in line with "usual" Glen Scotia bottlings; quite unusual if I can put it that way.
    • Nose
      90 90
      This is a really, really good start. Sweetness all over the place. Intense. The abv is not that high, so no disturbing alcohol influences here.
    • Taste
      88 88
      All flavors as well as alcohol well balanced. Sweetness, tropical fruit and in the very end a tiny bit of smoke. Somewhat oily and thick as well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish could have been a bit longer and intense. That is maybe the only weaker part of this sample.

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Chimney notes.
    • Nose
      Oily and grassy, charcoal, soft briny notes, then custard creams and lime marmalade.
    • Taste
      Coal dust and hints of tarmac,grenadine, olive oil, shortbread and hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      Initially soft and creamy,distant smoke and becoming drier and flinty.

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I like this quite a bit. Expect the unexpected and still it drifts all the way. Yet quite taste-full and loads of depth.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rather good nose this is. There are straw influences, but also a salty note. There is also a earthy note in here. A bit of sour sweet notes like in candy.
      A drop of water really opens this one up. More marshmellows and vanilla cream.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dry. Little bitter sour, but soon followed by sweetness. Reminds me of an strange exotic fruits which name I have forgotten (yeah thats quite something!).
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium-long length. The taste is a tad dry and a tad bitter. But in the background there is quite a nice sweet-sour spot going on.

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