- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Online Dunnage Tasting
- Tawny Port Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 57.8 % Vol.
- 25 ml
- Added on
- 30 Apr 2021 2:39 pm
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28 × member ratings
23 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2005
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.58 points
- And yet another amazing whisky! So well balanced. The peat and the red fruity notes of the port integrate so well. Greatly balanced!
- with water: becomes softer, benefits from adding water
Conclusion: nice port barrel, I like it
nice peat, slightly earthy, some caraway, strawberry notes, fleshy, discreetly gummy at the back, some pepper, oregano
soft, strawberry sweetness, peat, some wood, clove, pepper
peaty, red fruit, oak
- Not the biggest Port fan lately, but everything is just right here, no nasty rubber off-notes, very nice peat to it, great.
Nice BBQ mixture, reminiscent of peated Benriach with port barrel, marinade with herb honey, oregano, burnt brown sugar, charcoal, baked apple, dried raspberries, nutmeg, allspice, liquorice, liquorice
Licorice, raspberries, baked apple, nutmeg, black pepper, allspice, salt, charcoal, liquorice, sour cherry, beef marinade, rosemary, fennel, dried hazelnuts, camphor
Salt, cabbage, resin, berries, astringent, long
- Today I'm trying a range from Glen Scotia through a local festival offered virtually. Victoriana (though a more recent non cask strength version), and 3 other samples from the recent online sessions that Glen Scotia did. Let's see how this tastes.
Nose starts with chocolate, dark red fruits, cinnamon, then some light oak, spice, some vegetal peat smoke, and perhaps some bacon grease.
Palate starts with salted chocolate fudge, red fruits, more smoke, and machine oils.
Finish carries on from the palate and adds some rubber, and a drying oily smokiness.
Heavily peated at about 30 PPM, this started in a re-charred American oak hogshead. It was finished for about two years in a port cask. Great smokiness. Rather vegetal and reminiscent of a bonfire. Pretty meaty at times, with a touch of smoked bacon, but also a fair amount of dried red fruit.
Indeed, this is easily the peatiest one and should appeal to any peathead with a sweet tooth. Very sticky again, much like the Bordeaux-finished Glen Scotia. Although it also is rather dry and somewhat salty, there's plenty of dried fruits (raisins) and some faint notes of rubber. Very oily and somewhat reminiscent of this Benromach, although not as intense.
Lingering peat, a touch of struck matches and soft fruits. Long.