Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
C-town funk you up!
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Apr 2020 6:52 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.27

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20 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2004 SMWS 93.127

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.39 points

  1. jmallios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  2. Palindrome scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It has a wet sand thing going on, with hints of toffee, candle wax, petroleum jelly, and that typical Glen Scotia malted barley. I put this up next to the Glen Scotia 2020 14 Tawny. Aside from the barley and Crosshill Loch water, the two are very different, as to be expected. When I sniff them, side by side, a kind of wet dog hair thing becomes noticeable in the C-Town. The Festival almost seems a little Springbanky, but I know Ronnie would kill me for saying that, ha. So I detract that statement. Still, there you have it. The palate falls flat. If this were a soda, it would be a flat one. Glen Scotia seems to be doing that these days. Flat, a bit too monotone in the mouth, but not without merits. I'm thinking of the 2020 Festival release now. Same problem, but less so due to the tawny's influence there. As the C-Town dries in the glass, after the last sip, a kind of diesel/machine oil note is left. Industrial dram, in abstentia. Once the whisky runs dry, the little micro-elves take over with their tool busy kits and their devious ways. And that's the way the dram ends, not with a bang but not with a whimper either. p.s. after the glass is dry, hemp ropes and camphor are left as a phantom note. Very nice. I like that about the C-town. Almost cinnamon-y. I upped my score from 87 to 89 today. I ended up liking this bottle more than the Camp 14 Tawny 2020 Festival. It grew on me. Old skool Springbanky with a bit more wet sand.

  3. StephanB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like this Glen Scotia better with a little water.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Notes:
    Gauze. Seawater. Lemon juice in brine. It's all go with this blustery wee Campbeltonian personality. Tar liqueur, ointments, hospital corridors, fabric, crushed seashells, diesel and the distant smoulder of fresh cow pats. There's also beach bonfire ash mixed with spready goats’ cheese and pistachios dipped in paraffin. With water the nose unveils cooking oils, white asparagus, sheep wool drizzled with lamb stock. Some hummus daubed on molten plasticine and dusted with pink sea salt. To taste this one is full of salted wax, preserved lemons and salt baked white fish. Add to that pineapple smoothie, fermenting bananas and smoked mussels in a marmite broth. Water gives lambic ales and peat embers. Then kippers in brine, posh ointments, cow sheds, esters and brine diluted with olive oil.

    Initial price: £72


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