Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Tea leaves and seaweed
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
61.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Mar 2019 2:11 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.71

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2010 SMWS 93.105

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    Like the Cambus [WLP], this has been lingering at a low level for too long.

    N: Now I remember why we bought this now [WLP86]. There really is all-sorts here. I’ll stick with my previous tutti-frutti note, but at the heel of the bottle, it’s the ethanolic-sweet > phenolic suggestions that pull hardest on the lead, conjuring fond memories of Octomore 6.2 matured in those fabulous Limousin casks! At the waist of the bottle, this talked louder of sweet-festering meats [ham > turkey > chicken = pate,… but let’s not ignore those soft light fruits and a flavoursome oaky huskiness in keeping with Glen Scotia’s fabulous repackaged official 15yo batches they released around 2017 [WLP]. At other times, this simply speaks of ‘just another’ albeit highly competent cask strength SMWS whisky.

    T: Damn this is good. So direct, so bourbon-driven, so bourbon-like, so contemporary, beyond contemporary, more world whisky than Scotch perhaps? Welcome to Glen Scotia! This is a whisky abound with an aromatic perfumed candy fruitiness from your corner sweet shop to the medicinal sweets & tinctures from the pharmacy to syrups & sugars from the kitchen cupboard. After a few goes neat, some water is a must for me. I’m getting Thomas H Handy and George T Stagg references, Michter’s, High West, a very savoury Elijah Craig… this is turning into a US distillery tour. You know the cask is firing on all cylinders when that happens. That’s one heck of an active ex-bourbon cask that makes this whisky ready to go after only seven years.

    F: Rather a hushed finish after that bomb blast. All shots fired and a man down. All that’s left is a smoking gun and the distant wo-ee-oo-ee-oooooooh from flute and ocarina. Fear not! All those fruit sweets, either candied and/or medicinal are well set to last the distance.

    C: This is some very fine Scottish-styled bourbon if ever I’ve met one. Must be some epic tea leaves the SMWS tasting panel are sourcing. Your supplier’s number?
    PS: Whilst I’m still not sold on whisky & food pairings, I try 93.105 after a spoon of cashew nut butter! After all, I was hungry and then thirsty! The mix creates a new & sensational chemical makeup beyond any expectation.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    N: Vanilla lemon meringue with a sprinkling of tutti fruity.
    T: Another sweet one but this is cream cake filling-sweet with a nice cask toasting, more tasty & entertaining tutti fruity, caramel confectionary sweetie-sugars, marzipan,… all sorts in fact.
    F:  Even more robust than 93.108. Full-on [bitter & hot] to the last but it loosens somewhat with water.
    C: Lots of tasty sweet sugars on offer. We buy a bottle, report to follow.

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes from the SMWS Website: https://www.smws.com/tea-leaves-and-seaweed

    Issueprice March 2019: 57,00 GBP

    "The nose combined the soft sweetness of ginger bread with creamy coconut oil that crossed the border into woody terrain with the introduction of coconut husk, sawdust and sandalwood. The slightly floral aroma of green tea arrived with beautiful tannins and a touch of peppermint before our senses carried us to coastal scenes, discovering kelp and dried seaweed. The palate was bound by sweetness, merging delightfully malty flavours with toffee, fudge and sweet orchard fruit. Integrated spice created a warming tingle from nutmeg and cloves that fused perfectly with orange and mandarin as we faded into the finish of dry wood."
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86


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