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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 1999 SMWS 93.55
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.27 points
- 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!
- 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!
- Notes based on a blind sample. A good, clean, peat bomb that's more smoky than medicinal.
Smoke and ashes. A bit of eucalyptus/menthol. Very citrusy.
Vegetal peat. Leaves and roots. Biscuits. Peppermint.
Sweet, sugary and of course smoky. A bit of the minty taste continues in the finish.
- This is a fine whisky, but not really for me. Peat lovers will probably rate it a bit higher.
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.
Very warming. Salty, peat and peppery. Medicinal smoke, some banana again. Definitely feisty, probably a young whisky.
Smoke, peat, charred wood. Very long, as an Islay finish should be.
- blind tasting BTC 2014 - #14
salt, peaty, smoked ham, butter, pepper, citrus - lemon and cranberries
ashes, honey, bourbon, malty, pepper and apple
drying with pepper, vanilla and lemon
- 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+.
Citrus (bitter lemon), coniferous trees, peat smoke, pineapple, orange, apple, barley and vanilla.
Blood orange, peat and grapefruit. Quite bitter. Water brings out some toffee and chocolate.
Peat, orange, citrus, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and grapefruit.
- 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.