- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask Selection Spring 2019
- Calculated age
- 13 years old
- 1st Fill Tawny Port Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 56.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Heavily Peated
- Added on
- 29 Mar 2019 1:47 pm by Dude1971
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2005
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.82 points
Cherries, honey, herbs, fresh wood, very light cold smoke, strawberries
Cherry, honey, strawberry, lemon, some chocolate, some pepper,
- with a little water: it gets a little sweeter and more fruity
Conclusion: great, easy to drink and interesting, also not an absolute top malt
very interesting, it doesn't seem heavily peated to the nose. Rather weak to medium-strong wood smoke, plus a few red fruits (strawberries), but also caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, hazelnut and chocolate, plus an intense honey sweetness and pepper
here the peat comes into its own, with a slight sweetness, nutty and some red fruits
medium length, smoke, fruit, oak, sweetness, strawberry notes on the back with a somewhat artificial effect
I am happy to put two sister cask from Glen Scotia head-to-head: cask #17/413-2 against cask #17/413-8, both put to sleep in 2005 and both bottled in 2019. The first is a Tawny Port Hogshead that yielded 299 bottles, the second an oloroso sherry cask that yielded 328 bottles. Both were bottled at cask strength. Let’s start with the port cask.
Oh, yes… the dirty edge of Glen Scotia is there, but the port cask easily overpowers that and embraces you with a warm, sweet nose full of red and dark fruit, soft smoke and a nice salty edge. I also get some chocolate, hazelnuts and some acacia honey over apricots. Even some chutney. A drop of olive oil at extra topping.
Sturdy arrival with lots of spices, while the peat delivers a big smoke development. When the smoke has cleared a little and the spices extinguished, the sweet notes shine bright. And it’s good. Black grapes, apricots, cranberries and dried figs.
The finish is fairly long, feisty with some stubborn peat smoke. It dies a surprisingly salty death.
This is all very good.
- Moderately smoky on the nose (wood smoke). In addition then rather light red fruits and a slightly floral note. In the mouth then relatively sweet. The smoke is a bit more discreet than in the nose. Otherwise, but rather boring and without real depth. Something the fruits and then seasoning.
So blind I would have typed the younger probably. Nothing that makes me nervous. Can you drink well? But you do not have to.
- beautiful Portaromen, but lacks some power
well-integrated smoke, grape-nut chocolate, whole cane sugar, elderflower, salt, wall paint, truffle oil
sweet, astringent, with dry smoke, red grapes, dried figs
short, plum jam, spices, a slight touch of metal remains
- The nose was promising. Figs and prunes have been announced ...
The taste seemed to me a bit thin and could only score with water. Then came oak, a light mineral note and a milk chocolate.
The finish was very disappointing - very short.
At least the port keg did not kill the malt. Also, I would not have typed blindly on 'heavily peated'.
Boring and too shallow. I let my nose go.