- 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
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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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- SMWS notes:
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.