Glen Scotia 1992 SS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
Sestante Collection
Stated Age
19 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 sep 2011 1:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 184.63

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Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 1992 SS

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.04 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very remarkable whisky, with a lot of a-typical aroma's and flavours, which sound way more unpleasant than they really are, in fact it all fits perfectly. Raw and rough whisky, very rich in any sense, very pleasant.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Full 'nose', a lot of alcohol, an organic scent, autumn forest. Then suddenly a lot of petroleum, and sulphur, and something that I would associate with dynamite or something. Then some more BBQ meat, and when times passes suddenly some fresh fruitiness comes in, citrus, and some chocolate.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong, pepper, some gasoline-like, rubber. Also some sweet notes, caramel, orange, honey, spicy, dark chocolate and some prunes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still strong, with a metalic touch now, some gasoline and also organic again. Then some citrus, orange, chocolate. Pretty long.

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  3. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. cristian ila scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    First love.
    A monster of power and aroma.
    Underestimated by many I believe that this barely mature adult whisky has been bottled at the right time and has taken the best from the barrel.
    Persistent aroma tending to infinity .....
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      96 96

  5. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. mvangemert scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Perfect dram and still Campbeltown too
    • Nose
      wood and tannin sherry and red fruit. When there is more citrus in the glass for longer.
    • Taste
      Beautiful woody taste and spicy but not sharp. Around mouth feeling slightly dry.
    • Finish
      Long finish with wood and dry but nice

  7. mr.p9 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glen Scotia 19 yo 1992/2011 (59.2%, Silver Seal, Sestante Collection)
    Colour: amber. Nose: bags of gunpowder and wheelbarrows of struck
    matches at first nosing, then a development more on rocks, metal and
    orange skin before we get more and more vegetables. Asparagus, cabbage…
    With water: extreme leather now, more metal, beef bouillon, a mustiness
    growing bigger and bigger... Very unusual, thus interesting. Mouth
    (neat): strong, starting on very sweet orange liqueur but becoming
    acrid, grassy and very peppery, in an odd way. Some tobacco as well
    (chewed cigar or even chewing tobacco) and some aniseed. A strange beast
    indeed. With water: touches of grapefruit coming through, but also more
    grass. A very grassy grass ;-). Finish: long, bitter, even gamy. Some
    rum and artichoke liqueur in the aftertaste. Comments: honestly, this
    isn’t my style, but I can see why the otherwise very excellent bottlers
    (see the next whisky) have chosen to bottle this. It’s spectacularly
    unusual and aficionados seeking extreme sensations may love it! SGP:262 - 76 points.

  9. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N: after notes, rather limited, of that sulfurous 'fleshy' that characterizes certain sherried, we realize that it is immediately rather open and overbearingly sweet and fruity: candied cherries, raisins, lots of orange jam, very ripe banana. Sweet mustard! Very creamy (macchiato?), With toffee notes, perhaps brown sugar; spicy traces (cinnamon, generally a lot of wood, anise). A note of malt is perceived under the blanket of an intense sherry; it reminds us of a warehouse, sometimes ... The intense sweetness also reminds of certain rums; It seems complex, it continues to change, showing a rather marked 'vegetable' side (let's say tea leaves). After a while, with air and water, it continues to change, but becomes a bit 'more' sulfur ', with ever-increasing leather notes. P: immediately note, a bit strange, almost metallic notes; in any case, the alcohol must be tamed, leaving spicy notes like pepper ... After the trauma, bombs of red fruits explode; then the malt creates a very good creamy sweetness, between panna cotta, caramel, chocolate with orange. Continue the suggestions of tea left in infusion for a long time; tobacco. Optimally balanced, even if in an aggression of flavors. Slowly, drop of water after a drop of water, this whisky changes: some blue and slightly balsamic notes turn into a metallic sensation that - honestly - remembers something gone wrong (oranges?) ... Very curious. F: the finish is long and persistent and intense; really good, with sweet wood and red fruits, with still slightly bitter creamy notes, like creme caramel, or cup of coffee latte. A bit of rhubarb candy? Perhaps still notes kind of damp wood? Um, this is a difficult assessment. At first it looked like a crappy whisky, not at all graceful but very very good, of great intensity and personality; the addition of water and the passage of time, reducing the alcohol component a little, increase certain unusual 'impurities', making the experience a little more difficult. However, when we opened the reviews of Serge and Ruben , as always when we finish tasting a whisky, we were very impressed, because - beyond the ratings - in their notes there are almost no references to sweetness (really intense) , above all to the nose) and they both seem rather 'hit' by the sulphureous notes, of unlit cats ... that we honestly have only intuited.

  10. Volanne scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A powerful and tasty dry sherry malt ala Mortlach, probably from a heavily recharred cask. For those who like their whisky hot and spicy! Good stuff, but a little sophistication is more to my liking.

    Tasted blind for WDTS:
    • Nose
      Spicy and woody. Quite some cinnamon and clove. Chocolate coated candied orange slice. And lots of burnt wood. Spicy and resinous. Musky. Cedarwood, and a touch of incense. Very Japanese-oriented, actually.
    • Taste
      Hotter than expected. Deserves a drop of water (or even two!). Thick and bold. Lots of precious wood mixed with cocoa powder and a hint of prunes. Tasty, but the whole thing sounds a bit rough and ready. The kind of bottle that would deserve a long breathing to be tamed.
    • Finish
      Some nice high grade milk chocolate brings a nice softness.

  11. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It would be a Bunnahabhain aged manzanilla cask that I would not be surprised! I loved this whisky especially given a great originality .. Gouted as a blind under the WDTS
    • Nose
      Nose: Very special. Presents a beautiful sherry manzanilla. I almost felt like a yellow wine too! Many nuts, rancio and wood. As you breathe, I smell wet earth, geranium, red fruit, cocoa and coffee.
    • Taste
      Sweet, smoke, woody, oily and winey and I think I smell peat!
    • Finish

  12. Jeep51 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind as part of the WDTS of
    • Nose
      It stings a little, the alcohol is quite present. Smell of dust and old newspaper. Okay, we'll wait a little for a little air. After aeration, the dust remains and allies with pepper. Maybe a semblance of meatiness. A lot of wood and leather. A light (beautiful) acidity that contrasts with all these heavy and heavy aromas.
    • Taste
      Round, full. Pretty oily, engine oil, powerful, very powerful. Mechanical, very masculine like whisky almost animal. The mid-palate is more laid: wood, pepper and leather
    • Finish
      Relatively long and on a nice minty freshness

  13. ALouis scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Color: amber
    Nose: very nice nose on a gourmet sherry, vinous notes, dried fruits, black fruits, chocolate, spice, light varnish and sea notes, seaweed, as background.
    Beautiful mineral notes are also present, worthy of great sancerres.
    Palate: original on a very elegant peaty sherry combo, we have chocolate, a fine peat, algae, iodine, some notes of vineuse on the xeres vinegar .
    Then more greedy and fruity notes arriving on the orange, the black fruits and the dates.
    Finally we finish on notes meaty and mineral wish.
    Finish: Very long on peat, fruit and sherry
    tasted during WDTS:

  14. MaltMartin scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I like sherried whiskies a lot, but this one is too woody for me to score very high.
    • Nose
      Lots of tannines! Rich sherry and dried fruits (figs, apricots and sultanas). Later on oranges and tangerines as well. Leather.
    • Taste
      Very woody and spicy (pepper and nutmeg). However the sherry influence is pleasant and contributes to the roundness of this whisky.
    • Finish
      The wood remains for a long time. Nutty and bitterness as well.

  15. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Fireworks in a bottle, in more than one sense. Not something you should buy without trying beforehand, certainly not at such a goofy price.
    • Nose
      Very punchy and overt. A good example of gunpowder sherry. Mineral notes, graphite and quite some vegetal notes and meaty notes. Not exactly dirty but not very enjoyable either.
    • Taste
      Pretty rough and extremely hot (not only alcohol, but a burning chilli pepper sensation). Gunpowder and flints again. Burnt grass. Liquorice. A hint of tar. Lots of herbal notes towards the end, almost like a medicinal herbal potion. It seems the nose was the better part after all.
    • Finish
      Long, full, with a tiny sweetness and some dry, bitter notes.



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