Glen Scotia 1991 Wy

Overall rating
86.88/100
votes
54
Whiskybase ID
WB44975
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Merchant's Mahogany Chest
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Butt
Number of bottles
807
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 oct 2013 12:12 am
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.20

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54 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia 1991 Wy

9 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.88 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    They are clearly
    family, but each have their own character. I prefer this one.
    • Nose
      Again an active sherry cask, but
      quite some nuances here. Less fruit, but more leather and furniture polish.
      Then a clear hint of rum raisins and some orangettes (with dark chocolate, mind
      you). Tobacco completes the picture. Then some forest scents like rotting wood
      (which sounds awful, but smells great in this glass). After a few minutes a
      truckload of fudge kicks in. Nice.
    • Taste
      It is less oily than
      its nephew, but tastes better. A little dirty, if you know what I mean. The
      raisins return, as do the oranges and chocolate. A feisty pepper comes along. I
      like it.
    • Finish
      The finish is long on
      tobacco and pepper.

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  3. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A new line from Campbeltown?! I like it!
    • Nose
      Matured sherry, tobacco, plum jam, dates, raisins, chocolate, rum cherry
    • Taste
      Sherry, chocolate, spices, tobacco, gunpowder, pepper
    • Finish
      Medium length with spices, tobacco, minerals, fruits and chocolate

  4. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Great malt!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Powerful, engaging, powerful. A great, sherryfassdominierter but yet untamed malt with a lot of character.
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry, damp wood, a tart, pleasant-dirty component. Immediately afterwards, the dark sweetness comes along; Prunes, a little musty, old leather and heavy stollen spices, like carnations.

      An extremely powerful nose.
    • Taste
      Lightly bitter oak first, then sweet, until an enormous spice almost explodes. Pleasant, oily mouthfeel. Again, heavy, dark aromas, dried fruit and the previously mentioned, not very easy to describe Ruppigkeit.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, accompanied by spicy-bitter oak, the sweetness gives way to a mint-like coolness. Every now and then, a dark chocolate note stands out very easily.

  6. Murxus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Despite it´s only 46% it need´s some water and time to develop it´s full expression.
    The 46% seem to not have been achieved per dilution but condensing the aromes, in favour the woody ones.

  7. JohannesB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful whisky. Lots of sherry, wood and sea - all somehow dirty and old-fashioned.
    • Nose
      A lot of sherry, which comparatively "dirty" therefore comes. Gunpowder, tobacco tin, raisins, red grapes, blackberries and some ashes. Behind it lies a maritime note with salt, some smoke and wet wood. The maritime impact softens after a long time in the glass and the fruits are growing together with cinnamon sugar, apples and candy, in parallel on. Above all clear oak wood freight.
    • Taste
      Very dark chocolate, espresso, walnuts and some gunpowder again. Lots of sherry with blackberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet balsamic cream. In addition strong wood notes. The alcohol gives the malt a lot of strength, more than 46% Vol. Are absolutely not necessary here.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy and warm. Espresso, pepper and a distinctly bitter woodiness remain on the cheeks, while on the tip of the tongue the fruit notes flash through again and again.

  8. molar3rd scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Flinty lovely Sherry with lots of Tobacco : think Cigar chest. Red fruit. Plum jam. Date and sultana. Brine. Very complex, and very very interestings and tempting.

    Palate: Meaty sherry on entry. With chilly chocolate and dried fruit with a touch of espresso bitterness. Spent match sticks and some sulphuric delight. Tobacco leaves. Gunpowder. Berries.

    Finish: Brine, dark chocolate. Fruit and smoke/ spent matches.

    This is a cracking dram my friends. Really the sort of note I like so much in Glen Scotias. It’s briny and flinty and sweet at the same time. Intriguing. Bottled at the low 46% it’s brilliant. Oh my god, if this was bottled at over 50%. God knows it’s not cheap. but hey, it’s lovely.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2013/11/19/wemyss-malts-glen-scotia-1991-merchants-mahogany-chest/

     

  9. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (oranges), raisins, chocolate, tobacco
    • Taste
      Raisins, orange marmalade, chocolate, sherry, peppery
    • Finish
      Long, tobacco, spicy

  11. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Not a good start, with deep, rotting, stained nicotine leading to smelly feet - but i digress. Oaky/smoky dried fruit [browning apple segments at a buffet], cooked ham, gruyere & ripe brie as well as mature cheddar & pineapple chunks on cocktail sticks, furniture polish, walnuts, undefined toffee/praline/fudge, oyster sauce, olive tapenade… but its hard to get over that nicotine. It almost translates to tobacco ash but not quite.
    T: Rich, oaky sherried malt, still with the persistent nicotine, but its joined by a more pleasing, nutty, fruity [orange lollies], intense mouthful with a meaty [gammon & pate] and fruity/malt development. Drying/fresh mouthfeel.
    F: Peppery, leathery malt with a drying [and yet salivating] fresh<sherry/vanilla sweetness. A very fine, long and mature finish.
    C: I really struggled with the nicotine nature, especially on the nose - if you’ve kissed a heavy smoker you’ll know, but thats my particular [and current] subjective issue. Otherwise this is a very fine aged, sherried whisky indeed. Its also notably rather cheesy and meaty and full of depth but the cask is certainly worth a mention too along with a fine finish.

    Scores a B

  12. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    What a great whisky! I really don't have much else to say, other than that this whisky just went straight to the top of my wish list.
    • Nose
      This one is aptly named. Old leather, furniture polish, musty and damp wood. If you give it a little bit of time other great aromas take over. Raisins, tobacco and a hint of chocolate.
    • Taste
      A bit zesty at first. The tobacco, raisins, light smoke and dark chocolate. Yes please! Pretty heavy on the sherry. Orangy and meaty. A filthy whisky (in a good way).
    • Finish
      An earthy finish, with tobacco looming in the background. A bit of chili pepper, dirt, leather and minerals. Awesome!

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