Glen Scotia 21-year-old

Overall rating
81.67/100
votes
104
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

€ 183.31

22 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

223 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 21-year-old

15 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.67 points.

  1. 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;

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  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow I don't really warm to it. Tends to appear younger than 21 years old. Not only do I not like the look, but also the taste.
    • Nose
      Pretty citrusy. Fresh lemons and limes. In addition some dull mineral notes. Might remove something like smoke. Bit of seaweed. Also a certain freshness and coolness, which reminds me of menthol.
    • Taste
      Initially oily and sweet. herbal honey. Green tea with a lot of rock candy. fudge The citrus fruits again, but now they are more candied. Implied smoke. Some fennel. Then wood spice and ginger.
    • Finish
      Grapefruit. Sorrel. Sour oak.

  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. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink 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."

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

  10. jordanharper did not rate this whisky Member Senior

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

  11. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This whisky could be more complex. In a blind tasting I would have guessed it is a 12 to 15 year old dram.

  12. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, lemonfruits
    • Taste
      Toffee, oak, spices, milk-choclate
    • Finish
      Medium and mild

  13. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Torfding scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Somehow not quite appropriate, light alcoholic note always resonates with, to any false note that I do not like
    • Nose
      a hint of peat and medicinal notes, lemon
    • Taste
      Wood, molasses, fruits, honey and nuts, plus a little something reminiscent of a plaster
    • Finish
      long and spicy finish

  15. hettrum scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  17. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nutty, spicy, citrus, toffee
    • Taste
      Round, tropical fruit, vanilla
    • Finish
      Creamy, sweet, spicy, honey

  18. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. 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.

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