Glen Scotia 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Online Dunnage Tasting
Bordeaux Red Wine
Number of bottles
57.2 % Vol.
25 ml
Added on
22 May 2020 9:17 am by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 45.56

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2009

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.62 points

  1. Lcluy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  2. Dutchdram scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Just wow! Absolutely stunning whisky. The nose tells you all about the palate. Almost perfect. I just wished the finish would be a little bit longer.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. fomillo123 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      The red wine is present right from the beginning. Dry wine, a little sourness, honey, light notes of grape sirup mixed in with a hint of smokiness. Great nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Earthy, wet soil, fresh mushrooms, sweetness, a slight bitterness. Quite unusual. Glen Scotia again and again does a great job delivering notes that are rarely found in other malts.
    • Finish
      86 86
      More earthiness, oily, lingering.

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    with water: Unfortunately, water does not help against the sharpness of pepper, it remains out of round

    Conclusion: interesting, but too out of round, plus the strange Spema note. Not my cup of tea
    • Nose
      Strawberry and red currant, strong wood notes, vanilla cream, earthy, some caraway seeds, peppery spiciness
    • Taste
      sweet, strawberry jam, very soft, but then there is a strong pepper spiciness, sperm and strong oak tannins
    • Finish
      medium, strange, also here the sperm association, red fruits, wood smoke, pepper, very dry at the back

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Very lousy missing notes with heartburn in the mouth and finish, unfortunately not possible, nose was still nice.
    • Nose
      Full modern caramel bomb, strawberry-cream lollipop, behind it sweet grasses, yeast dough, cinnamon, marzipan, almonds, red apple, and later also slightly soft leather
    • Taste
      Lots of strawberry, but more like sugar syrup. behind it carbonic acid, tonic, lovage, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, resin, salt, gum, vomit, heartburn
    • Finish
      Strawberry, red apple, gum, salt, heartburn, medium length

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Nikilema scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Medium peated at around 20 PPM, this started in a first-fill bourbon cask. It was finished for about a year in a red wine cask. Incredibly oily with only a really soft peatiness and a whiff of oak tannins, without them ever becoming bothersome. Overall rather sweet and candy-esque at times. Cherry candy canes, marshmallows.
    • Taste
      Wow, much more peaty than the nose suggests, this actually works really well with the stickiness of the wine. A soft note of struck matches, but also sweet. Some orange marmalade, and the candy makes an encore. Better than expected and much more balanced than most wine finished whiskies.
    • Finish
      More of the above. Pretty long indeed.


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