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Overall rating
84.34/100
votes
66
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Fourth Release
Vintage
02.1992
Bottled
05.2012
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
08/71
Number of bottles
80
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jul 2012 5:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84,95

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66 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 1992 Arc

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.34 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. m884 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I really like it without water. With water it`s transforms into something sub-par.
    • Nose
      Dry oak, malt, dusty, tad dry peat, water brings out some cardboard 
    • Taste
      sweet vanilla, oak, malty
    • Finish
      Peat, oak, pepper, malt, chili, spices, tobacco, water brings out some bitterns and cardboard again

  3. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it in a side-by-side tasting against Part Nan Angelen (Magni Spirits AB) Glen Scotia 1991. The Archives could not match the P.N.A in my opinon but it was overall a good dram, wish it wasn't as bright. Thanks to Whiskybase Shop for the sample.

    (Rating interval 82-86)
    • Nose
      Buttery, grainy, caramel, lemon, textile, nutmeg
      and notes of chives.
    • Taste
      Something plastic, cereal, pears and salty at the
      front sides of the tongue. It’s quite bright for its age, the alcohol is
      obvious and not as integrated as I would expect from a 20 year old whisky. The
      oak is there as well but the balance is not in my opinion. 

  4. Methorst scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      Honey, sour.
    • Taste
      Bit sharp, spicy (cloves). 
    • Finish
      Short, peppery.

  5. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malt, hay, some leather, some pears and a hint of peat
    • Taste
      Ensers with vanilla sweetness, then turning to mild peppery spices that dominates the taste
    • Finish
      When spices fades out, woody tones of oak appears and is gradually taken over by vanilla, honey and hay

  6. DramWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Balance: ( 25/25)  This is over 50%?  Honestly tastes as easy going as most 40-46% whiskies I have had, maybe easier than some.
    • Nose
      ( 23/25) Oil ( like an olive oil), subdued grains, with more time an apples come out a healthy mix of both green apples and sweeter red apples, strawberries, and a touch of apricots and peaches.
    • Taste
      ( 22/25) Delicious candy with strong wood flavors.  Lots of fruit, the peaches are definitely there and green apples.  Body is a touch oily as well. 
    • Finish
       (19/25) Dominant wood notes, with a bit of peach cobbler.

  7. magic_slim scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Really a good Glen Scotia. Thank you Whiskybase for the sample.
    • Nose
      Starts light and fresh with notes of pears and vanilla. Smoke comes up and becomes more and more dominant. In addition there are grainy notes, linseed oil and pistachios. All pleasant.
    • Taste
      Dry, salty and peaty at first mouthfeel, becoming saltier and saltier. Wow! I cannot remember any other whisky being so salty. When I keep it in my mouth I can taste the pears again. When I swallow it a lot of peat is coming up. In addition I get herbal and peppery aromas. A lovely taste!
    • Finish
      Long, dry, peaty and salty. Remains always pleasant.

  8. addyhd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky,  nice fullbodied.... even taste some liqorice in there.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

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