Glen Scotia 2005

Overall rating
87.39/100
votes
42
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

10 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 2005

9 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.39 points.

  1. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    blind sample.
    I found it very tasty.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Shiny gold

      Nose:
      The colleague starts off minerally and with a slight smoky note. Gets earthier. A sweet malt tone develops. Has something of malt candies. Dry pipe tobacco and a berry aroma emerge. Has something of blueberries in a chocolate coating. Plus some cherry brandy.
      With a little time in the glass comes something like thyme and a sour, overripe citrus fruit. The whole thing looks very harmonious and somehow oily. Reminds me of sunflower oil.
      With even more air comes coniferous wood and resin.
      I like it very much. You don't notice much of the alcohol.
    • Taste
      Spicy, powerful attack. He's got more percentages than his nose had led him to believe. Here again the pleasant, oily smoke note. The smoke is not obtrusive. But plays very harmoniously. There's a very special taste inside. Reminds me of the yellow Wrigley's. In addition a fine note of cinnamon, oranges and chocolate. Likes those orange-flavored refreshment sticks.
      With the second sip I think I can taste some raspberries and almonds. There I would be again with noble drops in nut. The taste remains earthy and coniferous. Yummy thing.
    • Finish
      The oily smoke lasts a long time. In addition, a malty sweetness with a pleasant spiciness.

  3. Lcluy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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!

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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

  11. 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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