Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
West coast warlock
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
60.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
A European Festivals exclusive for 2019
Added on
17 Mar 2019 12:23 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69,36

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2011 SMWS 93.110

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.75 points

  1. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. mandragoru scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur


    N: A peaty funky shopping list nose that’s to my liking.
    T: After that fine and colourful nose, there’s not a great deal on the palate. Though it becomes creamier, I find it a touch prickly and water almost neutralises it.
    F: An oily dry peaty conclusion.
    C: Uneventful yet competent.

  4. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. goliat314 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Holy moly where do I begin?

    Huge, fresh, juicy, peaty, custardy goodness on this 7 year old Glen scotia.

    I find it odd that this isn't advertised as well as it should be on SMWS's website. This is a gem with incredible value, perfect for any peated whisky fan who wants to experiment with something similar but still different from Islay whisky.
    • Nose
      Big, funky peat smoke along with intense salted caramel. Slightly herbal, very coastal nose. An absolutely delightful balance between marine and bakery-like characteristics. Water softens the nose drastically, increases umami notes like seaweed and mushrooms cooked in butter with a sprinkle of salt, along with fresh vanilla custard.
    • Taste
      Magnificent intensity neat, but in no way is the alcohol prickly or poorly integrated. This is very much different from other peated whiskies, in a sense that the overt peat smoke isn't as obvious, citric and precise as the peated whiskies you find on Islay. Instead it's more of a meaty, kippery, creamy peat smoke. A lot juicier in my opinion. The medicinal notes that SMWS describe are certainly there, but unlike Laphroaig, here they are in the background and aren't dominating the experience. The balance between the spirit and the cask is simply superb.
    • Finish
      The finish is really defined by a lingering white pepper note. The marine characteristics start to dissipate and all that is left is very crisp, yet full flavored peat. It's still a young whisky so the finish certainly isn't as long as one may like, but it the whisky certainly demands to be sipped again in order to refresh the palate with all these lovely flavors.

  6. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:
    Price: £60

    An immediate hit of raw oysters doused in iodine and lemon juice. Then kippers rolled up in a well smoked carpet, dried sage, menthol cigarets, a slosh of turpentine and black olives in brine. Pure, sharp as a blade and precise as a dart. Water brings smoked chalk, fresh lime juice, peat ashes, kelp-lashed wellies and fishing nets. The palate continues this chiselled profile and again, the initial impression is of iodine along with all manner of medical excess: TCP, antiseptic, germoline, hospitals, gauze, mercurochrome and bandages. There’s a grizzly, gristy smokiness simmering underneath as well. After dilution there’s a wobble of lemon jelly, salted fish, puffer smoke and sea water. Big, blustery and full of Atlantic freshness.


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