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Glen Scotia 2005

Overall rating
87.27/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB127117
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
CaskAid Edition No. 1
Vintage
03.2005
Bottled
01.2019
Calculated age
13 years old
Casknumber
17/413-7
Number of bottles
339
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Charity Single Cask Caskaid Edition
Bottle code
L8 016 19
Barcode
5016840332145
Added on
05 Mar 2019 8:34 am by cranndale
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.00

7 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2005

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Rust & Blood

    Every time I pour a Glen Scotia, I cross my fingers. For me this is often hit or miss. The quality of what I have tasted so far has varied enormously and I have had more bad than good Glen Scotia. So I was very curious about this release for Cask Aid, the Belgian bottler that donates a part of the proceeds to charity. It’s a single oloroso sherry cask at cask strength that appeared early 2019.

    The nose is an interesting mix of peat, dark fruit and rust. Bitter oranges, fresh figs, some sponge cake with raisins and acacia honey and… a drop of blood. And yes, this is an awesome nose.

    Oh, it’s a whole other malt on the palate… ship’s rope, brackish water, diesel oil with some pineapple and bitter orange marmalade in the background. This is not for snowflakes, but it certainly works! For a moment I feared it would become completely salty, but the sherry cask quickly put it back to a sweet middle. Good balance, by the way, and perfectly quaffable without water.

    The finish is the strongest part! Wonderfully long an tar, oranges and peat, with the spiciness of ginger at the death.

    And Glen Scotia thus climbs a few spots in my list. This was 125 EUR well spent. Thanks for the tip, Eric!

  2. Lcluy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Bjorn78 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    True Glen Scotia spirit... how you want it to be. Amazing colour, hints of docks, ropes with salty water and burnt motor oil. Some tar... a great finish. Full bodied taste that stays with you a long time

  9. Bjorn78 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    True Glen Scotia spirit... how you want it to be. Amazing colour, hints of docks, ropes with salty water and burnt motor oil. Some tar... a great finish. Full bodied taste that stays with you a long time

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