Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
American Oak Barrels
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 Mar 2019 4:05 pm by alectron

Average value

€ 57.85

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100 × member ratings

273 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 15-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.07 points

  1. 777_7 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Really sweet, apricots plus various sugars and a little zestiness starring in this Campbeltown dram. No flaws at all, a very good balance alongside a voluptious and rich body really elevate what otherwise would've been only a mediocre single malt. Obviously some first grade and still wet Bourbon casks created a simple but very moreish dram! If you're looking for something complex, move along. If you're in the mood for a simple yet rich and sweet treat, this is it!
    • Nose
      rich and sweet, acacia honey, orchard fruit, rock sugar, dried and sugared apricots, orange blossoms, tea with honey and a few drops of lemon juice, caramelised orange zests in butter, hints of coconut, traces of saline.
    • Taste
      sweet and thick arrival, orange blossom honey, dried and sugared apricots, apricot jam, powder fructose, some candied orange zests, some powder sugar licorice (hints of salinity), a thick and tight body with good depth and a really good balance.
    • Finish
      mellow american oakiness, some soft vanilla, apricot jam, some orange blossoms, a little powder fructose, sadly really short.

  2. z1reticuli scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I would not be surprised to find out the American Oak came from Wild Turkey, the nose is clear on that.

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Glen Scotia 15. At Scotia Bar (appropriately), Glasgow, March 2019. Aroma is huge toffee and oak, elastic bands and banoffee. Taste is banana and booze, big vanilla, huge toffee pennies and booze like an intense bourbon. Comes across like a strong Irish whisky - buttery with huge bourbon character and impressions of sweetness - one for bourbon drinkers. It's intense for sure just not as complex as I'd like. (3.3/79)

  4. jvanopstal scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Nice and tough whisky
    • Nose
      79 79
      Fruity with peach and vanilla
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet and a bit spicy with caramel, cinnamon and a bit of lemon
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium long and spicy

  5. mbouwens scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  6. Highlander65 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Good, a gentle whisky, as an aperitif
    • Nose
      Good fruit, neither too ripe nor too sweet, very pleasant, sweet, a very slight hint of peat.
    • Taste
      fresh and clean body, sweet and slightly spicy flavor
    • Finish
      not very long but pleasant and delicate

  7. Marcel74 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Bottled 8-6-18, the taste is complicated, special whisky and tasty .. I think older whisky has been used in this
    • Nose
      Soft, citrus, fruity, apricot, vanilla, oak, banana, toffee, raisins
    • Taste
      First soft, then spicy, ginger / chili, oak, sea flavor, but also sweet again, after a while biscuits, macaroons are also coming .. great !!
    • Finish
      Long, tannins, spices

  8. the_muskox scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Great stuff. I was really convinced that there was some sherry influence with all this rich sweetness and spice. The funk in here is interesting, and really helps beef things up. The malty, caramel sweetness is very nice. This can hang with the best standard releases in its class – Clynelish 14, Springbank 15, and Bunnahabhain 12 come to mind. I’m impressed.

    Nose: Sweet and funky. It’s more of an earthy funk, with seashore, over-ripe fruit, and chicken stock. There’s sweet, rounded barley, mixed nuts, milk chocolate, raisins, and orange peel. Plenty of spice too: cinnamon, cloves, sandalwood, and cane sugar cola.

    Palate: Medium-thick texture. Sweet up front with caramel and lots of cinnamon, with a hint of bitter citrus pith. The mid-palate is rich, sweet, spicy, and slightly savoury. There’s black pepper, salt, milk chocolate, earthy oak, cloves, and vanilla. I was certain I was picking up some sherry here, but apparently there’s no sherry maturation involved at all. Rich spice on the back end.

    Finish: Sweet and salty. Trail mix, orange peels, cherries, dark chocolate, black pepper, and damp earth.

  9. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    ????: bright gold
    ????: barrel-shaped, sweet, alcoholic, slightly peppery, slightly alcoholic, turns into a slight bitterness: /
    ????: warming but acidic, even not so short
    There is no madness, a large impact of oak with a sour finish, the nose promised a slight variability but there was alcohol, weak position
    ????: 3/10
    ????: 83/100

  10. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Smell: The special and rich fruity flavor was chosen to be released at the beginning, with some original wax texture side by side, the middle section is a pleasing fresh malt aroma, but the main battlefield is soon occupied by the taste of sour ginger and barrel Go and it lasts very long.

    Drink: The taste is warm, the tongue is slightly burned, and the taste begins to melt away from the tongue. The cool citrus and woody notes rise spirally in the mouth.

    Sense: The fragrance of Grande is quite rich and concentrated, and the special fruity and waxy sensory should be in the ranks of the spiritual imprint. The taste and the inexplicable burning sensation burn only the tongue. This 15-year-old Grande can achieve the expected value of smelling and tasting. It is the mainstay in the product line.


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