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Glen Scotia 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.15/100
votes
450
Whiskybase ID
WB179649
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbeltown Malts Festival 2021
Bottled
03.2021
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon, Bordeaux Red Wine finish
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L4 069.21 10.03.2021 , L4 071.21 12.03.2021
Barcode
5016840701224
Added on
23 mar 2021 10:14 pm by erwinnlim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 58.32

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 10-year-old

76 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.15 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The newest bottling for Glen Scotia for the Campbeltown malts festival follows a similar theme to that of the previous years. Well matures spirit finished for short periods of time in different casks to retain that spirit character. This has a wonderful nose, made better by those Bordeaux casks, though the palate shows it's relative youth. Value (£50) : 8/10
    • Nose
      Full of juicy red berries, plums and cherries here. Has quite some salinity to it, like being by the sea which I very much appreciate. Demerara sugar and some salted caramel toffee. Lighter notes of apple pastry and a floral aspect to it as well. Dark roast coffee and some drying tobacco. Fresh chillies and ginger bring warmth with some cloves at the end. This reminds me of the last Springbank 12 release (Batch 21). Very good indeed.
    • Taste
      Once again there are plenty of berries and a decent amount of sweetness. Its very spirit heavy and has quite an oily mouthfeel to it which is good. I find there is just too much of an alcohol nip, this chillies being dominant initially. Drying leather and salty sea air. Some water really helps bring out some of those juicy berries from the nose along with a classic mineral note I get in most Glen Scotias. (Having had this open for a couple of weeks now that that initial burst of alcohol heat has subdued rather significantly. It's much better now and I'm getting more jammy sweetness)
    • Finish
      That's better, the those notes from the nose return once again. Medium in length with drying leather. Some heather honey. Still spicy but darker and richer now I find. Some dark chocolate covered oranges and candied ginger. More minerality and salt.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What can you say: awesome part. The only downer: unpeated. Add a little peat, then the mulled wine in the nose would probably not be quite as intense. But apart from that, he picks me up pretty well.
    • Nose
      88 88
      At the first dram of this year's Malts Festival bottling, this was my first association - and now, after a few more drams, it still is: mulled wine. Grapes en masse with a spice mixture in which cinnamon sticks, coriander, cloves (!), Star anise and pepper naturally make their appearance. Ripe plums, blackberries, black currants. With the mulled wine note, it looks quite fat and sometimes intrusive, but you can get used to it surprisingly quickly. Freshly roasted coffee beans, sugar beet syrup.
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the palate with a maritime-salty start. Now you think - with the mulled wine in your head - to get sticky sweetness on your tongue ... but no, first of all the classic Campbeltown feeling with salt and a mineral note, ah. Gradually, a sweetness of grapes, blackberries and blueberries sets in, beautifully subtle, beautifully withdrawn. Combined with wood chips, dark chocolate, honey and white coffee, this is a pretty fine thing. Now add a little peat smoke ...
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, slightly dry. The berry / grape mix lasts a long time, as does the maritime feeling (with which it reminds me of Springbank every now and then).

  3. DuncanC3 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    It tempts with the nose, promising lovely days by the beach, then goes all business, as the taste changes totally. It's a very interesting whisky to drink and Ill be seeing how my next dram is. For now 84 to 85.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Orange blossum honey, berries, anaseed spice and borbon drift in on the sea air
    • Taste
      84 84
      Wood, vanilla are overpowered by a zingy apple crunch. Spice wins out and a slight bitterness creeps in, perhaps the Bordeaux
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium, spice and oak, with again a very different feel I think due to the Bordeaux

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Get started well, end up losing.
    Solid festival bottling, I liked last year's one better.
    I definitely have peat in my mouth.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First impression, eagle owl glue and sour fruits.
      The alcohol rises significantly into the nose, which is probably also due to the 1920s Blender's glass.
      Over time, a fine oak aroma comes through, slightly nutty with sour cherry.
      Wine gum, moss and herbs are added with a strong pull through the nose.
      Otherwise it remains rather closed for the time being, not very complex, but harmonious.
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the mouth I have light peat (maybe 5-10ppm) and a sour wine aroma.
      Lots of green, like fresh grass and tea.
      A bigger sip brings more strength and a fruity sweetness. There are also a few spice notes.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short to medium length. Dry and flat.
      Again, very grassy and the fruit notes are hardly present.
      Slight bitterness.

  5. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I’ve had this I my collection closed for a while now. This is actually the first glen scotia I bought, but I only heard good things about the distillery.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Wow the nose is incredibly sweet. Reminds me a lot of strawberry vanilla ice cream my parents gave to me as a kid. I can only imagine me eating this by the sea, because it has some nice salt notes to it as well. The berries are really dominant though. There is also a strong honey/maple sirup note here. Digging deeper, I also get a cheesecake and cookie dough note, which fits perfectly with the sweet tone this whisky sets. There are also some nettles, green tea, and apples, accompanied by some orange peel.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Starts very sweet and salty again, the berries are quite dominate again, but are accompanied by caramel, some salt, and even more sweetness in the form of maple syrup there is vanilla, and it has a slight taste of smoke as well it also has some dark chocolate which fits in really nice with the salt.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium Long. Immediately more bitter than the nose and the taste, also more salt, just after a while I get the same notes of the nose, berries, vanilla, honey, maple syrup, caramel, there are some sugar sticks, and some oak bitterness tones in the form of espresso and dark chocolate that is really great with the salt.

  6. whisky_garage scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The aroma is calm, intense. Sweet wine nuances, minerality, creamy waffles.
    We stood and breathed .... Industrial theme, sea breeze, spicy spices, dark berries, roasted peanuts, tobacco.
    The taste is bright and sweet. Marine theme, minerality, creaminess, dark berries, industrial shades, honey, spicy spices, some woody notes. Almost phantom peat derivatives.
    Finish - Long lasting. Minerality, industrial notes, berry theme, vanilla.
    Conclusion: Worthy Scotia, despite its young age, rich, quite rich in shades and half-tones, tasty and drinkable.
    Very much like Springbank.
    ⚡88⚡

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow not quite something for me. Slightly artificial in the mouth and a somewhat dull minerality in the mouth.
    You can drink, but I don't necessarily have to do it again.

  8. DailyDramMontreal scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Malty powder smell as usual in Campbeltown. Candy (the small red berries), lime, tangerine. The Malbec is obvious here. Very much like the Longrow Red Malbec smell.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very decent texture, a bit of alcohol punch but its newly opened, the malbec is there a lot. Dry, Soft fruits and delicate spices. Pretty much unilateral but i mean, GS is a distillery you like or not.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A great finish from Glen Scotia, i think the tawny port 14 edition was having more flavors. I think this could've a couple more years of maturation. The finish is spicy but short and acid as you'd expect from a wine cask/finish.

  9. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    with water: he tolerates some water, but no big change

    Conclusion:
    1st thought: Mulled wine with vanilla
    2nd thought: delicious
    3. Thought in the mouth and in the finish it seems a bit too young and restless with the pepper.
    Overall successful with a good balance of bourbon and red wine. Maybe 2-4 years more maturity, then perhaps this somewhat harsh note would no longer be so pronounced.
    • Nose
      Successful combination of red wine notes (strawberry, raspberry and blackberry), a full, harmonious load of spices (cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and creamy vanilla, some coconut, alcohol is well integrated, very subtle salty notes and a hint of peat
    • Taste
      strong attack, also here the combination, but with some peppery notes, which makes it a little harsh on the palate
    • Finish
      medium, here the spices and pepper dominate, but the red wine/bourbon cask mix is also noticeable here, the salt is more noticeable towards the end

  10. Saftkenner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What a fun bottling! It really could be sold at the fair, right by the candy stand.
    The fruit notes are a bit too artificial for me, but in any case this is an absolutely independent bottling with a high recognition value - really a nice curiosity. The alcohol is also wonderfully integrated in the nose and palate. The addition of water is not necessary.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Intense, fruity and full-bodied on the nose. Cherry mulled wine is my first association - a very intense, almost over-intense cherry mulled wine note. There are also roasted almonds, vanilla, also slightly artificial notes of cherry (cherry lollipop), cotton candy, cinnamon, cloves.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful, not at all sharp, slightly oily and extremely fruity. The slightly artificial-looking cherry notes can also be found here in full. Whoa!
      Cherry-flavored candy floss, cherry lollipops, pickled cherries, vanilla, rosehip tea, caramel, fine oak spice, and a hint of fresh wood.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Mid-length finish. Caramel, cherries, a hint of clove and vanilla, delicate oak. Finally very slightly dry.

  11. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  12. MrDvorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 87pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is open and fresh with notes of red currant ice-cream, strawberry candy, smoked berries and caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is sweet and sour with a profile of sea salt and red berries along with caramel and black pepper and lemons.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium lenght and little bit tannic with hints of grapefruit zest, caramel, maritime notes and medicine.

  13. hawk31 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very promising with nice fruitiness and fullness. Then it goes steeply downhill, the taste is still okay, but the finish is terrible, very bitter and slightly rotten. This ruins this whisky, which usually looks delicious at first. No buy recommendation from me. The 14y port finish was worlds better!

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Igitor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  16. just 2thetop scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    it gets a point knocked off for being non-peated
    a young 10 year old this time but hey it is the sign of the times and the price reflects that so all is good
    The Glen Scotia coastal spirit is present - some brine and light fruits,and some funk. Like it.
    On top, for this special expression, we get a finish in good quality red wine casks for 6 months, that's great for the nose and taste!
    Not fully integrated on first pour IMO - maybe needs some time after opening.
    So all in all a good one but bit needs some patience.
    At 50-55 EUR in Germany a buy recommendation if you are already friends with other Glen Scotia clan members.

  17. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Was this dram really reminiscent of the Futurama episode “A Leela of Her Own”? Maybe. I have not patronized a whole lot of underground restaurants so I am not speaking from a wealth of experience. However, I had an inkling that this reflected some of the flavor and experience of a date at Elzar’s restaurant, “Cavern on the Green.” The minerals, chocolate, earthiness, and spice all struck me as carrying some of the atmosphere of the cave with notes of dessert.

    Mental Image: Reservation at Cavern on the Green
    • Nose
      Fruity, herbal, and dank. Boxes of red apples, prunes, and plums in a dunnage warehouse. Fruity-tart notes of cranberry led to wolf berries, herbal candies, pine needles, and a burnt-out campfire. Subtle notes of bacon and cocoa powder mix.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied and oily with chocolate, fruit, and cream. Hot cocoa mix with marshmallows and cherry syrup, powdered semi-sweet baking chocolate, and chocolate malted milk balls. Dried fruits paired well with the chocolate— apples, cherries, and pears— along with subtle cinnamon and baking spice. An earthiness lay behind the chocolate with notes of clay, limestone, and water dripping off a stalactite. Dryness at the end with dried berries and old campfire sites.
    • Finish
      Lingering dryness with earthy clay and minerals.

  18. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      dill, vanilla, vinous, slight heavy cream, light toffee
    • Taste
      85 85
      red wine, red grapes, mint, herbal notes
    • Finish
      86 86
      dry, vinous, slightly sweet

  19. KlausBlaueDer scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    +
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  20. ClixMalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    7/10 - Good. Willingly take a dram or two, but not a bottle.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Great nose...
    • Taste
      88 88
      ...Nice...
    • Finish
      86 86
      ...somewhat bitter on the finish.

  21. whisky666 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For several years now, the Campbeltown Malts Festival has been the occasion for the Glen Scotia Distillery to release a special bottling, which fortunately is not only available locally but also in whisky shops.

    For the 2021 festival, which can only take place online, it is a young, unpeated bottling with a finish in Bordeaux Red Wine Cask. The color is quite unspectacular golden, a direct red wine influence is rather non-existent.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      A Glen Scotia without Peat this year. The whisky first comes to the nose with red fruit notes, which appear dark and mature despite the fact that it is only 10 years old. There are no unripe yeast notes noticeable, the alcohol is well integrated. The youth is present at best through a fruity freshness. Cherry juice with a high proportion of morello cherries, but not too sour, the wine has more of a wine gum note. The aromas are strong and pronounced, with water a little wood is added.
    • Taste
      In addition to the fruity cherry aroma, the whisky unfolds on the tongue an aspect of fermenting red wine and the dry bitterness of a red wine-finished cask. There are also notes of British wine gums, a bit tart and not so sweet. The whisky develops a Campbeltown character that brings maritime notes and thus complexity and maturity to the whisky. However, the somewhat dirty aspect of the smoky Glen Scotias is missing.
    • Finish
      At the end, a cherry-dominated candy with menthol and fine wood finishes. The alcohol is strong but not burning, the flavors linger in the mouth a little longer and becoming dry.

      A very nice representative of the Festival series, which is not inferior to the older and smoky bottlings of recent years.

  23. JoeHamburg scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Absolutely boring 0815 malt. Not worth €30.
    Complexity nil, finish nil, taste nil....

  24. Obynapewno scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet apple pie, pear, coffee beans, cloves, caramel, a bit like mulled wine
    • Taste
      at the beginning, sweetness turns into salt, mineral notes, grapes. I was counting on aromas like on the nose but I did not find them
    • Finish
      long, warming

  25. Sander79 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  26. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  27. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Sharp body, campbeltown's peat, red berry, salt, 60 or less euro is a good to buy

  28. Vagmanou scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  29. dapoinbua scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  30. KB201 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    10-year-old Glen Scotia was bottled for the 2021 Campbeltown Malts Festival. The non-smoky single malt matured for five months in Bordeaux wine barrels from Médoc, France. Big barrel, undyed and not chill-filtered. Limited-time bottling!
    • Nose
      Red berries and floral notes of roses, violets and heather honey, with maritime hints.
    • Taste
      It opens as honey-sweet with strawberries and apples, followed by lime, vanilla and oak.
    • Finish
      Long and warming-spicy after cinnamon and aniseed.

  31. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    There is a cocktail (in a positive sense) potential, for example, as an option for strengthening the Xu-Xu liqueur.
    A very clear and understandable profile, and my impressions are exactly the same as the official text on the box. This is captivating.
    Delicious, simple, understandable malt, but no development.
    Water is critical to this harsh and obstinate whisky.
    N: 22 T: 21F: 20 B: 21
    • Nose
      84 84
      The bright profile of bananas and peanut butter, I immediately remembered the classic barrel ten from Bladnoch (almost the same aroma), tones of red berries and burnt raw hay, very sharp, burning the receptors of the nose, strawberry jam, vanilla, a little pearl barley porridge, honey. bandages.
      The water exposes us linden honey.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Lots of red berries (strawberries, red currants, cherries, lingonberries, cranberries), strawberry jam, if not for too powerful alcohols, it could be Xu-Xu liqueur, a peppery pungency of incredible power.
      The water enhances the bitterness, but also reveals the tones of linden honey.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Tannin-scorching dryness and vanilla

  32. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  33. eddi14 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  34. whiskybro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  35. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  36. elipszis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      salty caramel chocolate
      berry
      ginger
      lemongrass
      intensive
      vanilla
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet
      salty
      winy
      toffee
      brown sugar
      chocolate
    • Finish
      89 89
      mushroom
      woody
      tangy
      spicy
      toffee
      medium long

  37. dominikbraun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Undyed, not chill-filtered, cask-strong, first-fill bourbon, first-fill Bordeaux, limited festival bottling - all of this for a good 50 € is definitely nice. Still, it remains a little below its potential.

    I don't know exactly why (probably the alcohol also plays a role here), but the flavor of this Glen Scotia is a bit impetuous. The red fruitiness that I was hoping for is not quite as striking either. I also wonder why, according to the packaging, the whisky was put into another barrel after the finish.

    However, these are complaints on a high level and all in all it is a very tasty and interesting bottling.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  38. Julia E S did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sample sample:

    No idea, but this Glen Scotia has a lot of American bourbon pure, sugary, caramel-like, a lot of vanilla, a little lacquer, kirsch, herbs and a lot of oak. The Campeltown feeling doesn't really come up.

    Unfortunately, the wood becomes even more aggressive with water. Unfortunately not my case, even if the price of the whisky was not uninteresting. (possible points 82+)

  39. MaroFF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I am simply enchanted by this festival version of Glen Scotia 2021. It has everything you need to have, aroma, taste and a long finish that is still strongly felt on the palate, despite the lack of alcohol in the glass. Whisky is close to perfection for me for a 10-year-old. Alcohol very well hidden, the dominance of red berries is due to the aroma, taste and finish, as well as an unprecedented aftertaste of plum in vinegar marinade. Prima sort !!!
    I am very glad that I have it in my shoulder
    • Nose
      vanilla, red berries, plums in vinegar, slightly salty, cloves, leather
    • Taste
      sweet, chocolate, red berries again, a bit of cinnamon and young oak, slightly salty
    • Finish
      long, pleasant, quite sweet, sea salt, chocolate, warming tip with a hint of red berries and honey bitterness

  40. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  41. MLE scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  42. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, versatile whisky. Ripe fruits, red fruits, some earthy notes. Pleasant.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Strong nose. Fruity, red fruits, berries, a touch of earthy and rubber kind aroma's. Ripe apples, sour citrus, lemon. Vegetal, plants. Quite some alcohol, punching.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful, spicy, pepper, licorice. Earthy, then vegetal and after that, ripe fruits come in. Prunes, berries, some hints of coffee.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still pretty powerful, licorice, a touch of ash, ripe fruits, prunes, berries. Pretty long finish, warming.

  43. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    In a great series of festival bottlings, this is, in my opinion, the weakest bottling.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lots of fruit flavors, tropical or artificial? Passion Fruit, Jelly Beans, Haribo Strawberries, become more pleasant and natural over time. The abv are not felt. It stays very cute.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Strong start, the fruit is pushed behind the slightly too strong oak.
      He loses too much with water.
    • Finish
      77 77
      It's only now that I find the typical Campbeltown vibes, it's also getting a little salty now.

  44. Malthead19 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: copper, slightly reddish

    - quite a complex malt
    - absolutely needs water
    - aromatic, not bad but behind that in comparison
    Festival 2019
    - with about 70 € the price for the quality is still ok, too
    if I would rather buy the 2019
    • Nose
      fruity, wine-like aroma, grapes, red berries, but the high percentages are clearly noticeable
    • Taste
      oW: very strong, very massive, but rather out of round, but the percentages are also clearly noticeable, but definitely needs water;

      mW: remains very intense, quite bitter and tart, few fruit notes, unfortunately a bit disappointing
    • Finish
      strong, long, sweet finish;
      long, slightly smoky aftertaste

  45. SRB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  46. Ryu_fireball scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Sharpy solvent smell and fresh fruits
    Sweet, bitter and a little salty light oak and honey.

  47. Lcluy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  48. John87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  49. jazzvilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  50. notesofmalt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts Festival 2021, 10 years, 56.1% alc.

    Region: Campbeltown, Scotland Aging: Ex-Bourbon barrels (first fill) and then matured for 5 months in Bordeaux barrels.

    Nose: raspberries, sweetened strawberries with whipped cream, unripe plums, tart cherries - a cocktail of fear on the first hint. This is followed by well-integrated spices with a hint of cinnamon and aniseed candy. A little tobacco and leather complete the whole thing.

    Palate: This is where the alcohol strength strikes. The aromas of the nose are reproduced, but highly concentrated. In addition to the fruits and spices, there is a pleasant bitterness of coffee and cocoa and some acidity. Plus sea salt.

    Finish: Long, spicy and with lots of dried fruits in dark chocolate and some tobacco. At the end there is a sour fruit note.

    Conclusion: It is not harmonious, but it is fun. From my point of view, a successful festival bottling. 84/100 points - www.notesofmalt.com

  51. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  52. Auriverdes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  53. butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  54. Kaywendi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  55. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Red berries, heather honey, vanilla, maritime
    • Taste
      86 86
      Honey, strawberry, apple, citrus, vanilla, oak.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long spicy finish, cinnamon and anise.

  56. wako93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Real value malt. The Bordeaux barrel comes through very nicely and donates great red fruit. Otherwise, the 56% push well, but don't look metallic. Small sips and long chewing make the malt very creamy. A nice oak flavor in the finish.

  57. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  58. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-19-2021 in Wustrow.

  59. TechnOBY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  60. sloyd4life scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    At first I was disappointed that this time it was an unpeated bottling. But I have to say that the whisky still amazes me. In short, it tastes like vanilla cream with strawberries to me. The alcohol is noticeable but can be tamed quite well with water.
    You can't go wrong with the price.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  61. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  62. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    for me a sniff whisky
    the nose and finish are really great; In my opinion, he lacks something on the palate
    After being torn back and forth for a long time, I now know who I like it
    do not add water !!
    • Nose
      Wine, blackberry, Maggi cabbage, sweetness, crispbread, banana, oak, leather comes and will be more
      after about 30 minutes old wood appears with a polish like mahogany, a light metal note comes at the end
      with water: ash becomes more, graphite from pencil, light honey, flowery (soap, perfume), light hairy notes

      1920: Vanilla, oak, lots of wine !!, light cheese
      with water: more cheese then fresh
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      tart, ash, wine, a lot of red berries, light tomato ?, spicy, the alcohol is there

      with water: more ash, more berries now tart alternating with sweetness
    • Finish
      long
      tart, spicy, wine, but really great in the mix
      with water: tart

  63. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, red grapes, red berries, cherries, honey, some apples (ripe and sweet), light spiciness, maritime, later some chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, red berries, a little saltiness), honey, grapes, strawberry, spiciness
    • Finish
      88 88
      Oak, spiciness, red fruits, medium length

  64. WhiskykingNL scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Really should have been longer on the bordeaux cask.

  65. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Delicious! Cherry Cream Candy, Berries, Vanilla

    taste
    Wine and oak notes. Vanilla pudding with strawberry. Can live very well with water. The wood notes become more beautiful, but a bit bitter (I like). Black Forest cherry, some pepper

    finish
    Long, well connected direction 87

  66. Bernd_Eiser scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  67. RJKrueger scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I have one or the other Glen Scotia, including previous festival editions, with me. This year's edition, however, does not suit my taste. It will not find its place with me if it is too unbalanced and with little complexity.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Strongly alcoholic nose covers a lot at first. With the addition of water, the expected red fruit aromas and wine notes come, followed by a not atypical spicy note of Glen Scotia.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The first mouthfeel is actually rather creamy and sweet, but then a neat peppery spiciness hits it and the addition of water shows that this actually has nothing to do (only) with the barrel strength. The whisky is very young. If I had to appreciate it in terms of taste, I would rather make it half as old.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short and flat. Somewhat soapy aftertaste.

  68. Paulsen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Top for the price, but does not come close to the Rum Cask Festival Malt. The nose lies clearly on top and offers fine Glen Scotia aromas. The wine finish is not too imposing, which combines pleasantly with the unpeated malt. The finish is unfortunately flat and yet alcoholic.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  69. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty whisky, with great fruit flavors and a good bite. Unfortunately a bit uninspired and too alcoholic in the finish. It tolerates a little water, which makes the aromas a bit clearer. In the end, I really like it and offers an excellent PLV.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Malt, toasted aromas, wine notes and raspberries. Then tart, apple, vanilla, overripe peaches and orange. Chocolate, caramel, pepper and clove. Later spearmint and tobacco.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very fruity with apricots, raspberries and orange, dust, chocolate and tea. Vanilla, anise and spices. Very warming, the alcohol is just well integrated.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short to at most just medium-long finish with dust, bitterness, some oak, pepper, roasted aromas and a hint of fruitiness. The alcohol becomes quite intrusive.

  70. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  71. Isaiah11 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A real fruit bomb - great festival bottling with very good PLV - the 56% integrated excellently
    • Nose
      91 91
      The smell of this whisky is the absolute highlight - very intense berry notes, especially strawberry
    • Taste
      87 87
      The berries also remain predominant in the mouth.
      But there is a peppery note.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Round, not overly alcoholic, well integrated

  72. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sour red wine notes, currants, light spicy oak
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and tart, lots of spice and dryness, tart fruits, raspberries and strawberries, distinct oak spiciness, somewhat unpleasant oak bitterness
    • Finish
      84 84
      Bitter finish with a lot of spice, stays for a long time with slightly sprouting fruits

  73. DermitdemWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Really solid malt. Quite fruity, alot of sweetness on the palett. Can take some drops of water for me, as well as some time in the glass. Overall a great deal for the price!

  74. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  75. Maltimizer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It is in no way inferior to its predecessors. A really great drop with good pricing!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Initially smoked ham and salt, then red berries, tobacco, salty fudges, malt / grain, slightly grassy and cloves at the end.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy and mild, honey and apples, red fruits in the direction of strawberries, lemon zest and vanilla, subtle oak spice
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium-long and creamy, further fruity and very pleasantly round!

  76. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

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