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Glen Scotia 2008

Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB128587
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Selection Spring 2019
Vintage
02.2008
Bottled
02.2019
Calculated age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ruby Port Hogshead
Casknumber
18/353-1
Number of bottles
325
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Medium Peated
Added on
29 Mar 2019 1:51 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.95

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2008

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.29 points

  1. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram, lot of taste and I like the finish best. For 75 euro I think this is value for your money. I would buy it at this price.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Dagobert scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Vermillion
    Here we have a single cask of Glen Scotia that was put to sleep in 2018, albeit a first fill port cask. So I expect this to be all about red fruit with a dirty edge. Let’s see if Glen Scotia can fulfil that expectation. It was released in the ‘Spring 2019’ series.
    Stop the press! This is a grand nose! Lovely mix of dark red fruit, peat and maritime elements. I get strawberries, plums and cranberries (with a hint of juniper berry) against sweet peat and mildly burnt baking butter, sprinkled with some sea salt. A soft smokiness (I was told the malt was 22 to 24 ppm) that plays a supporting role and certainly does not dominate. Dark & sweet & vermillion. You follow?
    Fine mouth feel and almost perfect strength. Intense and spicy on chili pepper and paprika, oregano and sea salt, before the red fruit shows itself. I goes from red to dark red: strawberries and raspberries turn into dates and fresh figs. Actually, this becomes wonderfully complex. Midpalate it turns from sweet to salty, but returns to the sweet path rather quickly. The smokiness, meanwhile, turns quite grand. The malt turns mildly medicinal. And simply marvelous.
    The finish is not only long, sweet, fruit and spicy, it is also very satisfying. I produce a deep sigh of contentment.
    I have just tasted my best Glen Scotia ever.

  4. Mascht scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    a mix of light and dark fruits, complex, maritime, fabulous
    • Nose
      89 89
      intense, sweet, plum, caramel, fat and maritime smoke, brown butter, shortbread
    • Taste
      90 90
      intense, mouth-filling, a taste explosion of dark fruits, raisins, dates, figs, orange peel, smoked mussels, pickled peaches, lavender, salt
    • Finish
      90 90
      very long, sweet, fruity

  5. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Medium peated at Glen Scotia means 23ppm, like a Bowmore.
    Though the peat is hidden by a lucious ruby port that turns it almost into a desert to be rounded by slight iodine/bandages notes.
    It was the star at a blind tasting and I am sure the dram will improve with more time in the open bottle and release more complexity.
    At under 70 Eu absolutely worth a buy if you like sweet port maturations.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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