Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Lamb kebab with apples and peppers
Stated Age
13 years old
Refill bourbon barrel
Number of bottles
61.4 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Feb 2013 11:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65.00

2 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 1999 SMWS 93.55

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points

  1. Nergal did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes: This sample, from the lesser known distillery in Campbeltown, made us all very hungry. The nose reminded us of salty smoky bacon crisps, bbq sauce on spare ribs, pork cracklings, fried ciabatta bread with balsamic oil and tempura prawns. Every now and then a whiff of Worchester sauce and that of burnt sparklers make an appearance. The taste is ashy, bbq embers, like fat dripping on coal but at the same time it leaves a creamy and fresh mouth feel. With water we were rolling the orange rind for a cocktail, waxing our chopping board with oil and barbequing a kebab with apples and peppers. In the taste the kebab has additional lamb pieces with some thyme and chives, next to cold smoked mackerels and marinated carrots - Delicious!

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. molar3rd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Peat, Peat and some more peat. At first I thought it was an islay, but the peat is not medicinal, and is rather farmy compost-y. There’s also brine , salt and nuts, and maybe some seafood.

    Palate: Big salty briny notes, as well as kippers, some fruit too, as well as a lot of peat smoke and more farmy peat. This is some big palate alright I like it. But it does not feel an Islay , not at all.

    Finish: Peat smoke, more peat reek, long and briny.

    I was pretty sure it was a Campbletown, but I opted for a Longrow for some reason, though I think i’ve had similar Glen Scotias in the past… Oh well, 50 points!



  4. turfsmurf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Notes based on a blind sample. A good, clean, peat bomb that's more smoky than medicinal.
    • Nose
      Smoke and ashes. A bit of eucalyptus/menthol. Very citrusy.
    • Taste
      Vegetal peat. Leaves and roots. Biscuits. Peppermint.
    • Finish
      Sweet, sugary and of course smoky. A bit of the minty taste continues in the finish.

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This is a fine whisky, but not really for me. Peat lovers will probably rate it a bit higher.
    • Nose
      Peat, obviously. Medicinal, iodine. Also some barbecue smoke. Very malty, some lemon and maybe banana. Salted peanuts and smoked fish. With water some farmy notes I think. Also... porridge.
    • Taste
      Very warming. Salty, peat and peppery. Medicinal smoke, some banana again. Definitely feisty, probably a young whisky.
    • Finish
      Smoke, peat, charred wood. Very long, as an Islay finish should be.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting BTC 2014 - #14
    • Nose
      salt, peaty, smoked ham, butter, pepper, citrus - lemon and cranberries
    • Taste
      ashes, honey, bourbon, malty, pepper and apple
    • Finish
      drying with pepper, vanilla and lemon

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Blind sample in BTC 2014. I thought it to be a really young (around 6 YO) Islay. Can't say I like this one that much actually, I really don't get why people score this 90+.
    • Nose
      Citrus (bitter lemon), coniferous trees, peat smoke, pineapple, orange, apple, barley and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Blood orange, peat and grapefruit. Quite bitter. Water brings out some toffee and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Peat, orange, citrus, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and grapefruit.

  8. AlecM scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose: peat (phenolic not smoky)

    Taste: Ardbeg style peat with dark chocolate and a bit of wax and then a bot if dark chocolate bounty bar.

    Finish: lingering prawn.

    Exceptional whisky.


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