Glen Scotia 10-year-old - Peated

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Classic Campbeltown Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Sep 2018 7:58 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 40.80

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 10-year-old - Peated

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.32 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Without having to struggle in the barrel with his 10 years, he makes a very confident appearance and gets the best out of the ex-bourbon barrel. Crystal-clear Campbeltown profile, plus a good dose of smoke and a varied play of aromas from the nose to the finish. What more could you want.
    • Nose
      Fresh, clear, mildly fruity and salty - everything at the same time, everything at the beginning. Rising sea feeling with salty spray, beach grass, rose hips, damp stone. In the distance, the smoke of a campfire. A very direct nose, you can find an access immediately
    • Taste
      Starts vigorously and remains as fresh and refreshing as the nose already suggested. Freshly cut apricots, lemon juice, grapefruit meat. A hint of smoke. Creamy caramel, espresso beans. Still creamy at the beginning, it dries up over time. The initially restrained smoke note increases in intensity, accompanied by shavings of freshly cut oak logs. (Cayenne) pepper, chervil and savory. Tart herbs.
    • Finish
      Lingers on the tongue for a surprisingly long time. Mineral like the colleagues from Springbank, but with a pleasantly spicy smoky note, slices of lime and bitter herbs.

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Young, crisp, tasty and intense. just the thing for a cozy evening with friends to bring some maritime feeling in the tasting. Absolutely cool PLV and my new favorite standard in the 10Y range.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh and salty, great maritime notes, slightly spicy smoke (reminiscent of Talisker), fresh malt, lemon juice, flowery sweetness (slight perfume note), subtle pepper from the oak.
      Simply and simply great - for me a great Talisker replacement (this picks me up with its current quality just not more)
    • Taste
      84 84
      creamy and fresh, vanilla, salt water, lychee juice, lots of pepper and light oak bitterness. Smoke is almost gone. Again, without much depth but absolutely intense and still tasty.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Now the oak is becoming more and more dominant, lemon zest and salt, pepper and malty sweetness. At the very end, there is some smoke added to the oak. Warm, long, intense and delicious.

  3. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tons of flavor for little money.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The smoke is not too dominant. There's space for fruits (Citrus, Apple, Peach), sweet Barley, Vanilla, Salt, Caramal and some spices.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fresh and fruity. Citrus, Orange, Spices, Herbs, especially Mint.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Orange, Citrus, Sweet Smoke, Tannins, Pepper and fresh brewed Espresso.

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    very good value for money!
    • Nose
      Meeresbrise, Salzwasser, Zitrone, Vanille, florale Noten, Süßstoff
    • Taste
      cremig, Vanillepudding, weißer Pfeffer, Meerwasser, Orangenzesten, Lychee,
    • Finish
      würzig, süß, Zitrone, Orangenmarmelade und ein wenig Espresso am Ende

  5. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water: no big changes, I would leave the water out

    Conclusion: wow, it really sets standards for a standard whisky and puts many other peated whisky in the shade
    • Nose
      Cake batter with apricot filling, nicely balanced peat smoke with a salty touch, vanilla
    • Taste
      light and yet creamy, neat vanilla, honey, apricot and salt, then the peat smoke comes through stronger
    • Finish
      long, peat smoke, salt and a little iodine, sea spray, pebble beach and beautiful oak notes and spicy

  6. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky considering the price. Balanced, tasty, with nice fruits-smoke integration, it shows the best sides of the ex-bourbon maturation. Complexity is missing but this isn’t what you’re looking for here. A nice daily dram option for peat lovers.
    • Nose
      Excellent ex-bourbon nose: fresh, vivid, with tons of lemons seasoned with vanilla Also green apples and some pear notes.. Soft smoke, light woody notes with some minerality, light grassy motives. Light spiciness in a form of peppers
    • Taste
      Peppery (ground black pepper), tad sweet, apple mash, barley cereals, some herbal notes, light saltiness, iodine, soot, lemon zest
    • Finish
      Quite long, beautifully woody with some bitterness, cold ashes, nutty feeling, sweet lemon curd with vanilla touch

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. aw-home scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Citrus fruits with vanilla, peat smoke, earthy and maritime notes, coconut, honey, spices and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Cinnamon with maritime notes, coconut, honey, light peat smoke, oak aromas and a peppery spiciness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long with maritime notes, coconut, peat smoke, cinnamon, honey, oak aromas and a peppery spiciness.

  9. kikist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    really really good one for the price
    • Nose
      85 85
      Hay, caramel, Grass field, peaches, little bit of peat
      After few minutes in the glass, it's pure candy shop in the street with some BBQ restaurants
      with few drops of water much more of the peat is visible
    • Taste
      77 77
      sweet, oily, bitterness, herbs
    • Finish
      83 83
      smokey chocolate, gentle pepper, maybe some ginger

  10. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-09-2021.


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