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Overall rating
80.64/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L12/8056
Barcode
5016840150244
Added on
15 Dec 2012 1:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 86,41

4 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

206 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 18-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.64 points

  1. Bosi scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    I had heard very different things about the Glen Scotia 18 in advance, so I wanted to make my own picture. I can convince this bottling only in a few parts. Positive is definitely the multi-faceted nose. The taste falls back a bit and the finish is almost uncomfortable.
    Unfortunately the whisky lacks any balance and therefore it will stay with me for a sample.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The nose is really multi-layered and interesting: first salt meets seaweed, then a slightly mossy, smelling of wet wood aroma is noticeable. But these nuances, too, gradually fade into the background and bring a bouquet of gooseberries, vanilla, marzipan and ready-made ground to the fore.
    • Taste
      71 71
      The texture of the whisky is pleasantly oily and tastes notes of dark chocolate, cream caramel and cinnamon. Towards the end, a certain fruitiness of pears becomes noticeable again.
    • Finish
      66 66
      The medium-long finish is the biggest weakness of Glen Scotia. Wood and tobacco notes combine to a bitter finish, which is flanked by some smoke and some yeast. Unfortunately, not a very tasty experience.

  2. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Floral and grassy in the nose. At the same time clearly sweet. Spicy on the tongue with strong oak. In the finish more and more spicy. Definitely not an easy dram.

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Floral and grassy in the nose. At the same time clearly sweet. Spicy on the tongue with strong oak. In the finish more and more spicy. Definitely not an easy dram.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Mineral nose, spicy, austere. Malty mouth, well spicy. Final rather vegetal, with a touch of vanilla, very persistent and evolving in a subtle way but I can not too much to transcribe. With water ... ah thank you! It's like adding an essential ingredient that was missing from a cake: sugar. There is now honey on the nose and the sweetness has given balance in the mouth. Enthusiasm 3/5

  6. chlinatele scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good solid malt ... Campbelltown I find almost all good ... I like the style very well ...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. vojt466 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    It's easy to drink. However, it is for the 18-year-old drink worth nearly 2 thousand little
    • Nose
      A fairly soft, slightly acidic, luscious vanilla sweetness, but a rather pronounced spiciness
    • Taste
      Woodiness, chocolate, latte macchiato, later citruses, quite pronounced spices
    • Finish
      Lightly fruity, chocolate, woodiness, again enough quite spice

  8. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    He is not very Fasslastig but still very interesting, beautiful corners and edges. A positive surprise between the whole high percentage of single casks, more complex than expected
    • Nose
      grassy, ā€‹ā€‹cress, almonds, sweeter, perfume, thick crayons, green jelly, carpet, soft yellow apples, is even sweeter
    • Taste
      Vanilla, not watery, not too strong, balanced and actually removes a bit smoky
    • Finish
      mild, little oak but still medium in length, the sweetness is almost gone, instead herb, floral, peppermint pastilles

  9. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Fresh floral and juicy fruits, airy cola with charming rooty peat.
    Sniff deeper for unusual cologne fragrant, reminded me of an indian
    barber shop. Water drawn out the savoury note, chinese bbq sauce and
    sour plum. Complex but crowded. Lack structure. Palate:- Spicy wood and very crisp, doses of acid and bitter peel
    lingers, mouth drying. Light body texture failed to carry the lush of
    bold flavours. The liquid lacking lots of muscle on palate. Sadly, an
    unbalance dram.

    Finish:- Short-medium length, touch of ginger warmness linger. Incomplete.
    ā€” at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

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