Glen Scotia 2005

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.15

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40 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2005

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.82 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  2. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Cherries, honey, herbs, fresh wood, very light cold smoke, strawberries
    • Taste
      Cherry, honey, strawberry, lemon, some chocolate, some pepper,

  5. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      87 87
      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
    • Taste
      87 87
      here the peat comes into its own, with a slight sweetness, nutty and some red fruits
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium length, smoke, fruit, oak, sweetness, strawberry notes on the back with a somewhat artificial effect

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  7. birkzehn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

  9. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    beautiful Portaromen, but lacks some power
    • Nose
      87 87
      well-integrated smoke, grape-nut chocolate, whole cane sugar, elderflower, salt, wall paint, truffle oil
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet, astringent, with dry smoke, red grapes, dried figs
    • Finish
      85 85
      short, plum jam, spices, a slight touch of metal remains

  10. fatalio scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.


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