- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Bourbon Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 15 Dec 2012 1:10 pm
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
- 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.
- [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
- 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;
Sweetness, citrus fruits, noticeably vanilla, some toffee;
very fruity, sweet, juicy start (citrus and tropical fruits), honey, shortbread, toffee, subtle spice;
medium length, sweet (honey) and citrus-fruity;
- 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)...
- 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.
- 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."
- Decent dram, but unspectacular, would never have guessed it was a 21 year old whisky.