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Glen Scotia 21-year-old

Overall rating
81.65/100
votes
102
Whiskybase ID
WB38664
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L14/9064
Barcode
5016840150251
Added on
15 Dec 2012 1:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 163.48

20 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

207 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 21-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.65 points

  1. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

     Fresh citrus fruits with a vanilla sweetness and a nice wooden notes in the nose. A nice mix of citrus, spices, honey and toffe. For me it is not a reinvention of a whiske, it reminds me of a whisky as they once were. For that price, highly recommended.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2013]  I found this dram in a commercial advents calendar.  In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 80.  I
    took no detailed notes and never bought a commercial advents calender
    again.

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    In advance, the low rating seemed strange to me - after the tasting it is no longer!
    Certainly a pleasant and good malt - but for a 21 year old it is quite one-dimensional and rather disappointing!
    In a blind tasting, I would have estimated 12-15 years!
    [Color [= straw;
    • Nose
      Sweetness, citrus fruits, noticeably vanilla, some toffee;
    • Taste
      very fruity, sweet, juicy start (citrus and tropical fruits), honey, shortbread, toffee, subtle spice;
    • Finish
      medium length, sweet (honey) and citrus-fruity;

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Criminally underrated. Lovely maritime malt with plenty of sea salt, lively fruits, a restrained yet distinct oak influence that betrays its age, and a soft smokiness to round things out. For the original price, this was a steal, especially now, when people are gobbling up the Craigellachie 23 for at least twice the price (newsflash: yes, that one's an even better older ex-bc-matured malt – but it's not *twice* as good)...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Relatively fresh whisky. In addition, I still have a slight hint of smoke. The Malt looks younger than he is. Overall, but not very exciting.

  7. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Moderator

    Ralfy review 476: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y42--MrzwGE (85/100).

    "Neat, the taste is a little bit peculiar, is quite excentric. Reminds me actually little bit of Edradour."

  8. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. jordanharper did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Decent dram, but unspectacular, would never have guessed it was a 21 year old whisky.

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