Glen Scotia 25-year-old

Overall rating
88.10/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB144354
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Classic Campbeltown Malt
Bottled
01.02.2019
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
American Oak Barrels
Strength
48.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8.032.19
Barcode
5016840161226
Added on
08 dec 2019 2:36 pm by lincolnimp
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 293.44

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57 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 25-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.10 points.

  1. djmaxliving scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    It smells lovely on the nose but if this was bottled at a lower ABV%, it probably wouldn't make it, especially on the mouth.

    This malt has some nice features, but the casks are definitely 3rd or 4th fill and I wouldn't recommend adding water because the mouth is too weak.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Ginger biscuits, vanilla pod, cream soda, light honey, marshmallows and wood spice in the background.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Wine gums, spice, nutmeg, pepper, lemon peel, light woody and mouth-coating.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long finish with a wood spice finish and some heat at the end, which helps to bump it up?

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  3. Palindrome scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Forbes vouched for this bottle yesterday: https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2021/04/27/the-worlds-top-whisky-according-to-san-francisco-world-spirits-competition/?sh=d2e9d5c7cccb

    Here are my notes:

    Nose: Effemeral as a faerie. Cactus nectar, cream of wheat cereal, oceanic winds on a beautifully overcast day, a whisp of smoke, cracked old leather car seats in your favorite vintage car that no longer even limps to the shop, cat hair, dried mint leaves, Vaseline, Nagahyde, vanilla coffee syrup, dried driftwood in the hot sun.

    Taste: Lemon Pledge on a burnished old table top from 1902, more leather but this tastes fairly new and not vintage, smoke that seems almost mesquite-like, Granny smith apple skins, Werther's Original buttah scotch candy. This mixed with a scent of crushed pumice but in the mouth as a flavor (different from wet concrete floor syndrome as opposed to proper Dunage holy ground). There are also notes of white pepper, Swiss herbs like in all natural cough drops. Last but not least, I really must mention the alcoholic nibble on my tongue meats, should I add water really? Hmmm. Seems surprising for a whisky of this age and ABV. I'm not giving in. No water for me. I will set down the glass and wait a while instead. . . .

    Recommence: Now the age seems older than 25, since my glass has been glutted with oxygen. I rather like this chimeric change. If I shut my eyes as I sip, I can conjure up a homemade 40 year old armagnac at some out of the way bed and breakfast in Gasgony. The wood, spent as it is, does seem to offer a bit of chutzpah like a saxophone reed but dialed way down.

    Finish: Medium with an impression of longer due to its elegance. The wood is lingering, but it's not "oaky," per se. Am I tasting peat or esters? "Pea testers?" ha.

    Well, at first I thought the casks were spent but they made a come back in the finish. No detergenty or spoilt wood. Which is a boon. Yeah, there's a bit more bite than many bottles of this age, such as Springbank, but I rather like mine because its bottled up taste of the past is now gone daddy gone. T'was corked and sealed back when the free world was still free, before folks fell fer the spell of more mass-mind-fackery than a denful of shelves stuffed with Thackeray.

    Still bottles of this quarter century elixir can still be found at Glen Scotia's distillery for 400 pounds, sold out elsewhere, going going gone. . . . And if you ask me, zis whisky is bette at fending off corona zan mRNA zerapies to spike up you poteins just so, and not terribly differently zan CJD's gentle folds. Think punk rock pogo dancing vs. Haitian Yanvalou.

    "I am the master of life and death, god of the crossroads, and the soul of the party! You, may call me Baron. Let's liven things up and get down, shall we? Nurse your chalice of Glen Scotia 25 year old. And if you haven't any, then go at a sip of your favorite poison. Personally, I'm rather taken by Sotol La Higuera Dasylirion Leiophyllum."

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25℃

    Nose: Same as perfume. First, the creamy taste, followed by a rich white floral fragrance, similar to jasmine, tuberose, and orange blossom, with some powdery feel. There are some green leaves and herbs in the middle, but it is still dominated by floral fragrances, with a line fragrance, like the curling incense from the incense burner. The tail is like a conditioner
    Palate: After the entrance, there is some cream, and at the same time there is iris fat powder and earthy feeling. The ash feel is very strong, and the tobacco, hay, and ash are readily available, and there is also a woody smell. Smooth, but strong alcohol.
    Body: Medium and obvious tannins, astringent, with a certain sense of alcohol
    Finish:/
    Overall: 87/100

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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