Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
For sharing with good company
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
25 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
Campbeltown Festival 2020
sc Scotland
Added on
18 May 2020 5:35 pm by whiskynews
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 64.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2009 SMWS 93.129

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price: 64.00 GBP

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    fruity, vanilla, spicy, it reminds me of a Vézelay wine with scents of melon, tangy fruits like Harlequin
    fresh caramel, very sweet, custard with cooked vanilla, malt very present
    return of fruit to apple juice, nectarine, salted caramel again, so a touch of salt is present
    it heats up a bit there, accentuated by bitterness on the crushed fresh almond, a little hazelnuts and peppery spices, milk chocolate, the fruit in a basket of fresh fruit with a little dew, the vegetable, menthol, more herbs, wax at this time, lemon fruit with custard
    astringency undergone, pepper, malt, bitter almond which denotes a little, the fruits behind here, the caramel and vanilla take over the front, medium finish.

  3. bvrsky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. stnlskz scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    But this time, he wasn't the one who sent me this Campbeltown pearl. It's @ petit.malt, big guru (and not kangaroo) of the SMWS sect who gave me the pleasure to send me the bib 93.129 who, I can tell you, is a very elegant athlete.

    This bib corresponds to the Glen Scotia team, which excels in the Campbeltown League. This one aged ten years in a first fill bourbon cask, and was bottled especially for the 2020 Campbeltown Festival.

    Let's hum it. A first pleasant nose on apple brandy, followed by praline. The beginning is eminently sweet. Exotic fruits then appear. It is a nose that requires patience because it becomes clearer (on the strawberry) as the minutes go by, with a little acidity (watermelon) and a curious note of coffee.

    I find the strawberry during the attack in the mouth. Then, maple syrup and orange blossom under a very pleasant syrupy flavor. The mouth then caramelizes, ahead of notes of wood, green apple, pear, clementine and apple pie.

    The finish is astringent, with a nice volatile presence. Vanilla (pod) comes to me, then lychee, acidity (watermelon, pineapple) then strawberries perceived on the nose.

    To share in good company? Yes, but ... not too much either, it's so delicious that you have to keep some to yourself!

  5. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. StephanB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Canucks89 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Aroma: Sweet. Sugar. Butter.
    Taste: Green apple.
    Aftertaste: Medium. spicy

  8. Expraesi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Noface83 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Great, somewhat untypical variant of Glen Scotia. Well chosen for the festival and a PLV hit among the festival bottlings. It's fun and has a lot to offer - all the more exciting in a sociable group because everyone can find other things in it.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very inviting with cream toffee, strawberry candy, vanilla, lime, green apple, salty and maritime undertone and a little trace of Glen Scotia dirtiness. The distillery character is there but the fruit notes of the barrel are very dominant. I really like it and it fits the summer - only the slightly strong alcohol disturbs something.
      With water, the fruit flavors blend into one another to form a kind of multivitamin juice. The strawberry-cream candy gets stronger. Really unique.
    • Taste
      86 86
      First of all a strong start - there has to be water. But generally very sweet and creamy. Maritime and malty than the nose suggests. The fruits are still there - apples, strawberries and now watermelon again. The barrel also brings custard and proper ginger spiciness.
      Water makes it even creamier and more fruity - in addition there is a really nice malt sweetness - but the spiciness and spiciness decrease significantly.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very long and warm finish with lots of sweetness and then a lot of creamy custard topped with herbs, ginger and oak flavor.
      Here water unfortunately costs a little length and flavor. Becomes more compliant but I found it better without water.

  10. SRB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Caramel, creamy sweets, strawberries, strong sweetness
    • Taste
      89 89
      Lots of fruits, peach, malt
    • Finish
      90 90
      Ginger, vanilla, pipe tobacco, brown sugar


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