Glen Scotia 2002

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Release No. 2
Stated Age
17 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Crosshill Loch
Bottle code
Added on
20 aug 2019 12:02 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 82.45

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48 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 2002

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.46 points.

  1. Saftkenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      The aroma is fresh and very citrusy, but not as balanced as I had hoped. In blind tasting, I would have guessed that his nose was much younger. A little time in the glass is good for it - it opens up and becomes rounder.
      Limes, vanilla, lemon curd, slightly brown apples, white pepper, almond cake, orange peel, ripe pears, grapefruit.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Slightly creamy body, tingling attack. Vanilla, caramel, salt, lemon, pear, canned pineapple, white pepper, fine oak, a hint of mint.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-length, slightly mineral finish. Lemon cake, baked apple, vanilla, brine, lime, cardboard.

  2. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A 17 year old Glen Scotia aged in Bourbon Hogshead, bottled in 2019. Some of the 1500 bottles are still available in the online shops in July 2022. The color is very light for 17 years of aging. This indicates classic refill hogshead aging. The question is, how powerful were the casks and can the Campbeltown note prevail?
    • Nose
      In the nosing, it's not that easy: the barrels weren't very fresh anymore, which doesn't make the aromas old and tired, but rather rigid and sparse. Vanilla and fruit - but not loud and jubilant, but reserved and hidden. A distant herbal component underlines that this is not about young, flavors left by time. It is a meager whisky that does not convince directly - but does not deter you either.
    • Taste
      The taste of this whisky remains sparse and rigid. I would classify it as a classic bourbon aged whisky. And unfortunately the Campbelton characteristic is largely missing. He doesn't have smoke - at least I can't find him.
    • Finish
      The barrels were no longer really good – but not bad either. There is a hogshead aroma, but it doesn't really develop. It's like an indifferent Scottish day, the sun didn't come out, the clouds are moving around, but it's not raining either. Nevertheless, the light is dim and it is not even possible to take photos of an impressively gray sky. The whisky isn't bad - but I don't really know why I should buy it either.

  3. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Barley sugars, pineapple, vanilla, citrus, hay, nice

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    Quite coastal, new to me with Glen Scotia
    • Nose
      85 85
      Green fruits, green grapes, grapefruit, coastal breeze, hints of seaweed, whiffs of honey and vanilla, spices, some herbs
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, creamy, little punchy, citric, spicy, little sweetness, olive oil, little salty, little seaweed, some yellow fruits, little vanilla
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, warm, little zesty, grapefruit

  6. whiskytornado scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A really nice fricher and varied meal that you should give time. A really successful bottling
    • Nose
      86 86
      Great fruity aromas that migrate from citrus to banana, plus a malty and herbal note of seaweed, anything but boring could have been more intense
    • Taste
      89 89
      The full fruit basket ... constantly changing from pineapple to vanilla and grapes, then a little darker with wood and again citrus honey. For me really a very tasty and exciting variety of flavors
    • Finish
      85 85
      Here it wears off a little and becomes significantly more iodine-containing, spice is added and somewhere there are also fruity notes.


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