Glen Scotia 10-year-old

Overall rating
82.60/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB182210
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Classic Campbeltown Malt
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5016840772262
Added on
24 apr 2021 10:44 pm by whiskyfass_de
Colored

Average value

€ 39.85

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Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 10-year-old

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.60 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Campbeltown entry-level class: 10 years, unpeated, 40% vol., colored and chill-filtered with a minimum alcohol content. Ok, you can try it, after all it's Glen Scotia, a distillery that has gained a good reputation in recent years - especially with the festival bottlings. In WhiskyJason's Campbeltown Blind Tasting he came in third. Uh, what? Here, too, we have to taste again ...

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    • Nose
      The whisky starts off a little flat on the nose, which certainly also explains the weak 40% vol. is owed. But over time it develops a bit. There are fruit notes that are not only on the light fruity side, but also cherry, a little in the direction of artificial cherry aromas. For 10 years the aroma is quite ok.
    • Taste
      The taste is then also cherry, reminiscent of cough drops with cherry flavor. None of this lasts very long and is a bit weak, a little mustiness, funk or maritime aromas flashes behind the fruit, but remains more of an appeal and does not assert itself. The light cherry remains in the foreground, the whisky is sweet overall. There was a cherry sunkist in childhood long ago...
    • Finish
      The finish cannot build up, some cherry menthol remains. And a little bitterness from the undefined casks.

      Quite nice with the cherries - but then overall too meaningless, flat and much too sweet and perfumed. The typical Campbeltown notes are missing, the funk is hinted at and then quickly disappears. Somehow the reason why you should buy this whisky is missing. It's a bit like a wine that's too sweet, flavored with cherry lollipops. Sorry, but this isn't a Campbeltown whisky...

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  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A definitely grain profile, but fresh, ripe grain, not the half-mouldy hay in the barn like at Springbank, but sun-kissed grain and morning breeze. Beautiful iodized fullness, which combines with all the Bourbon ingredients, creamy vanilla, lemon pulp, nuts and dry earth, young wood, a few Mirabelle plums. On the palate, it must be recognized that it is light, but it remains pleasant, with the same ingredients, white fruits and soft minerality, earth and grains of wheat. The spices are discreet, it's almost sparkling. Fairly long, successful, discreet and nuanced finish, with a pinch of charcoal, green tea.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/12/glen-scotia-10-yo-classic-campbeltown.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. CellarToberi scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Non-chill filtered. Caramel colour added. Matured in 1-st fill ex-bourbon casks. Thick fast slowly forming primary legs. Mid-size slow secondary legs. Rare trailing droplets. A simple, clean, bourbon casks matured Campbeltown scotch. Entry level Campbeltown scotch: inferior to the 15 YO.
    • Nose
      Fruity: citrus: lemon zest, fresh fruit: green apple. Cereal: malt, hay. Sweet: caramel, vanilla, toffee, confectionery note, honey. Maritime: sea spray, coastal, sea salt, seaweed. Spicy: ginger, baking spices, tea, pepper. Feints: tang, must, funky note, sulphur, wax, dust, manure note. Floral: fragrant. Woody: toasted oak. Savoury notes. Oily: cream. Nutty: hazelnut, peanut, almond. Earthy. Herbal: grass. Full body: drifting, delicate, interesting. Water brings up sweet, woody and savoury notes, and brings down spicy notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet: vanilla, syrup, brown sugar, toffee, honey. Fruity: ripe fruit: red apple, stone fruit. Maritime: sea salt. Herbal: bitter herbs. Woody: oak tannins. Spicy: ginger, cinnamon, pepper. Savoury: umami. Nutty: chickpea. Water brings up sweet notes. Texture: mouth-cladding. Body: extended development, dry.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sweet: toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, confectionery note. Fruity: ripe fruit, orange marmalade. Maritime: salt. Woody: toasted oak, oak tannins. Spicy: ginger, pepper. Savoury. Water brings up sweet and spicy notes in the finish.

  5. alpacaman scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Not great when first opened, but opens up quite nicely over time. Smells and tastes Glen Scotia-typical of lemon, pineapple with ginger and maritime saltiness, but holds back with the grubbyness, probably due to the low abv.
    Never gets exceptionally complex and is priced a bit high for a ten year old at 40% compared to what Glen Scotia has to offer elsewhere in the price range. But consistently solid and very interesting to get to know the distillery character without being covered by any finishes.

  6. birkzehn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Schusti_94 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Vanilla and caramel, then it opens up a bit and the fruit note comes through. pear and cherry. Plus some sea.
    • Taste
      Sweet and naturally light through the 40%. Cherry candies clearly dominate the taste.
    • Finish
      Medium length, slightly spicy. A little bitter, but not bad.

  8. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Light golden color. Pretty oily.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of yellow fruit. Lots of sweet notes. Caramel, toffee, and vanilla. Honey. Citrus fruits come out from underneath. There are also notes specific to Glen Scotii. A bit of basement and sea, but more in the background. Lots of white cream. The feeling of "greasy".
    • Taste
      81 81
      Light basement. A little drought. Later on fresher fruit. Peaches. Light smoke. Sea. Sea salt. A pinch of spices. There is a certain oilyness. Leather.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Basement. Light smoke. Some ashes. Light greasy. Peaches in ash. Some smoke and ash again. At the end, a bit of bitterness, rather from the barrel, but not that unpleasant. Leather. Medium-length finish.

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. bankimate scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. hzs275 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. valasios scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. ralle1968 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Oak spice and old, sweet porridge on the nose as well as overlaid, i.e. oxidized white wine. With a couple of old apples.

    On the palate, initially a bit watery and bubbly, then oak spice. Slightly burnt walnut.

    There are real tannins and some resin in the finish; but I find this rocking of sweetness and bitterness quite exciting.

  14. elipszis scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      salty
      earthy
      clay
      fresh fruits (young spirit)
      fragant
      congnac style
    • Taste
      83 83
      toffee
      spicy
      chocolate
      salty
      cognac character!
      bitter
    • Finish
      82 82
      salty
      coconut
      spicy
      raw
      new wood
      medium short

  15. aw-home scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky, unfortunately only with 40 percent.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Earthy and maritime notes with green apples, lemons, cinnamon and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Cinnamon with earthy and maritime notes, coconut, green apples, pineapple and oak aromas.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long with cinnamon, pineapple, green apples, coconut, earthy and maritime notes, oak aromas and peppery heat.

  16. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  17. Saltmark scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Quite sweet in the nose with some mustyness. Gluey mouthfeel. Honey sugar with a faint hint of plums, rather like very thin umeshu. Sweetness sticks to the palate. No maritime notes at all.

  18. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-29-2021 in Baveno, Italy.

  19. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: slightly maritime, cherry and oak spice

    Taste: wood nuts then pineapple and vanilla, again spicy oak. A little watery

    Finish: Medium-long finish with ginger and a spicy bitter note

    12/18/21 from 83 to 84

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