- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Bourbon Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 18 Dec 2012 3:24 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 12-year-old
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.75 points
- The initial contact of this whisky in the mouth (or the lack of it) is interesting, but disappointing. Not to be expected from a 12yo. Playing around with water and time in the glass does not have much effect. Curious.
Sweet as in cake. Marsipan. Hints of vanilla, soft herbs, dark fruit.
With water: more pronounced nose. Spicier.
Hesitant arrival. Warm development from bitter towards sweet/sour oranges. Metallic tones.
With water: No arrival; direct into development pf bitter sweet citrusses.
Dry, medium-long. Metallic.
- Already delicious, but way too uncomplicated, too little character and too mild. Reminds me a little bit of a wine.
The alcohol is easily noticeable, but no burning. Sweet, grape, raisin, dark fruits, apple. You have to give it time, then it unfolds.
Slight spiciness in the mouth. Add to that the sweetness and the dark fruits.
Short finish, which disappears very quickly. No more sweetness, but grapes and pear as well as a certain earthiness (characteristic of Glen Scotia).
- Iodine and sea air are scents that first come to mind. Furthermore, it smells quite fresh with some citrus fruit on the back.
Salty taste, slightly oily in terms of taste, seaweed, little pepper in the aftertaste. The 46% makes it a fine drinkable whisky. No whisky where you always find new flavors, finds it younger than the 12 years. Nevertheless, a great drink whisky for the autumn / winter evening.
- Nose: Sea salt, oil, grassy, honey, licorice, ripe melon
Taste: Sea Salty, sweet, old cold coffee, malted barley. A bit of pepper in the development, and some nuts (pistache?)
Finish:Fruity fresh with melons and pineapple, reasonable of length and rather dry.
Not an everyday dram, but rewarding if you give it some time.
- Somewhat unbalanced.
Straw, rather intrusive daisy note. Some malt and oak.
The nose continues on the palate. The daisies stay. Add apricots and peaches. Slightly creamy.
Dry and short. Towards the end, spices show up.