Glen Scotia 10-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbeltown Malts Festival 2021
Stated Age
10 years old
First Fill Bourbon, Bordeaux Red Wine finish
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L4 069.21 10.03.2021 , L4 071.21 12.03.2021
Added on
23 mar 2021 10:14 pm by erwinnlim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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Average value

£ 68.91

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 10-year-old

112 users have left 114 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.18 points.

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  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 84 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.

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