Glen Scotia 18-year-old

Overall rating
81.03/100
votes
120
Whiskybase ID
WB38665
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

€ 265.90

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120 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 18-year-old

25 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.03 points.

  1. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    First a sweet touch,
    earthy, wet earth over time.
    He looks a bit pale, the barrel doesn't come up quite right.

    Different in taste.
    Expressive.
    He's got a bang.
    Spicy and slightly creamy.
    A certain bitterness.

    You can drink it.
    But you don't have to ...
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Aromatic smoke, peach, grapefruit
    • Taste
      Vanilla, ginger, fruit, light saltiness, chocolate
    • Finish
      Long with fruit

  3. KeesD scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Diesel, diesel, leather
    • Taste
      82 82
      Dry, raisins
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short, dry, a bit bittersweet

  4. 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.

  5. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  6. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

  7. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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, ​​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

  12. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  13. 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.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  14. pianoman scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Bright fruits, some glue. Garden herbs.
    • Taste
      Slightly fruity with some pepper. Thin, alcoholic, dry.

  15. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A multi-layered bottling, the qualities of which I at least have not noticed until after a few trial rounds. This also went to some other acquaintances like this: With each new try the reviews were better, partly the rating even on the 2nd or 3rd time considerably increased!

    Even with me it was like that, at the first try I have eg. the discreet smoke in this bottling did not even notice.

    The filling is also very exciting through various contrasts: In the nose a mildness and creaminess, which then on the tongue and on the palate, a clear counterpoint is replaced by a certain maritime salinity, a strong, but never spicy spice combined with a distinctive herbalism accompanied by gentle citrus aromas that alternate with milder fruits (apricot could come) and vanilla.

    The more you try it, the more complexity you discover. My initial rating was between 82-84, at that time I already noted: "hard to evaluate". Meanwhile - and I'm surprised myself - I arrived at a very high 86 rating.

    As I said, whoever gets only a small sample, will most likely not get a complete impression of this probably greatly underrated bottling.

  16. Cerebrum scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Was a blind tasting and I was more than surprised. Great Malt - easy to drink with an appealing complexity at a very fair price. I really liked it and would probably never have come to the house with the bottle design.
    • Nose
      Apricots, a lot of vanilla - creamy / creamy, butter toffee. In the background floats delicate, but noticeable, warm smoke. Apricot cake with whipped cream and a bit of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Other than expected: Spicy. Clear maritime / coastal / island character. Again syrup-sweet. Apricot. Vanilla again.
    • Finish
      Medium-length interplay between the sweet spice.

  17. PBoe70 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  18. Torfding scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    a somewhat inappropriate alcoholic note always resonates; with a little water, the whisky loses a lot, especially in the taste, then acts on me more like a mild Obstler
    • Nose
      a little bit peaty, but especially fruity, sherry, vanilla and sweet pastries
    • Taste
      Lemon, molasses and fruity sweetness, with cinnamon and spices (especially pepper)
    • Finish
      medium to long, spicy, chocolate

  19. Archer scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, dried fruit
    • Taste
      Lemon, marmalade, peaches, caramel, sherry
    • Finish
      Long, woody, spicy

  22. Koning did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Glen Scotia distillery was mothballed between 1994 and 1999, so the whisky in a 2014 bottle of this "18 years old" should be at least 20 years of age.

  23. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  24. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This was my first whistle for this year's Whisky Festival and actually the first meeting with Glen Scotia. Although I have heard several criticisms of the design of the new Glen Scottish Bottles series,
    I'm surprised, it's different, and I really like it. This eighteen matured in a barrel barrel. The smell was good, unfortunately I did not get the taste. It was not a bad sample at the start.
    The responses to the 16y are very decent, so sometimes I will try again next time.
    • Nose
      The aroma is warm, spicy, with overpriced fruit, malt and goes up to candy. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Spicy, woody, warm, very dry, graceful. Gradually it withers even more, with a burning finish. (80 b)

  25. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Glen Scotia 18-year-old

    Tasted 2014-03-29 @ Whisky and More Bremen, Germany.
    good, half peaty, half sweety, unfortunately missing some kind of a character
    70

  26. Feusi scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and yet bitter, ripe citrus fruits with nutty toffee notes. In the rather short finish some sharp and peppery finish feeling, but then pleasantly sweet. Well OK

  27. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: malty, spices, and sourish
    T: carton, glue, briny, oily, whole meal bread and pepper
    F: bitter fruits - grape fruits, vanilla, salty, caramel and earthy
    tasted with DH17 Dramclub

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