Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Bacon on a bonfire
Stated Age
17 years old
2nd Fill Barrel
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
USA Exclusive
United States United States
Added on
15 jul 2020 10:00 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
Overall rating

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 2002 SMWS 93.140

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.00 points.

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  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I did not quite get the impression of bacon on a bonfire— perhaps bacon on a distant bonfire, but this dram lent itself toward the sweeter side of any barbecue with a lovely maltiness, creaminess, and hint of chocolatey char which gave the impression of s’mores. The sugary herbal side that came through reminded me distinctly of Yoo-hoo, that beverage I always wanted to try as a kid but never did. As an adult, I can do whatever I please when it comes to chocolate milk beverages and Yoo-hoo definitely did not live up to my imagination.

    Mental Image: Scary stories and campfire tales
    • Nose
      Subtle and savory with notes of applewood smoked bacon, burning maple and pecan logs in the fireplace, and delicate salty pine resin. Sweet meaty notes of candied bacon, Chinese roast pork, and caramelized barbecue sauce come though along with faint oil and grill grease. Citrus zest, mineral oil, and sweet honey highlight the sweet side.
    • Taste
      Mellow flavor profile with a mild oiliness and nice tannic dryness on the back end. Campfire, graham crackers, and dark chocolate surface memories of s’mores. A sweetness and mild creaminess build into milk chocolate and a bottle of chocolatey Yoo-hoo. Charred tri-tip steaks, baked bacon, and crispy pork skin give a meatiness on the back end along with brown sugar, star anise, and menthol.
    • Finish
      Light and airy with Yoo-hoo, barbecue sauce, and a pleasant woody astringency.

  2. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: The initial impression was one of chalky minerals and a vibrant maritime influence. Notes of rock salt, iodine droplets, sea spray, charred shellfish and charcoal embers slipping away on a brittle coastal breeze. A drop of water and we found a new earthy quality as dried seaweed mingled with roasted escargot, damp cellar earth and silk mechanical oils. Unequivocally excellent whisky! In the mouth the arrival was mouth-coating and beautifully balanced. Sweetness and salt sparring on a seesaw. Jambon, lime butter icing, distant BBQ smoke and a sensation of mints after a cigar. Water offered greater sinew and depth. Smoked pumpkin oil, cloves, lighter fluid and salted toffee drizzled over charred pineapple. Totally enchanting and evocative.


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