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Glen Scotia Double Cask

Overall rating
82.20/100
votes
226
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5016840151210
Added on
01 Jan 2015 9:04 am by djmaxliving
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40,54

226 × member ratings

377 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia Double Cask

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.20 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  This review is on the most recent batch as it was served during the Glen Scotia open day today.

    As this stuff is coloured it makes no sense to describe its colour unless someone is interested in what the marketing guys at LLG see as an appropriate colour (I am not).  The nose is of a modern designed style with a mixture of vanilla sweet and sherry aromas.  Slight traces of sulphur that are no surprise as a lot of Glen Scotia sherry releases of the past were heavily spoiled by sulphur.  Obviously there was no cask management at all under the old management...

    The mouthfeel is warming and a little peppery, no coating at all (which I did not expect in an underage NAS edition anyhow).  The taste again reads very designed to a modern style with creamy toffee notes and a chocolatey flavour.  Not my style but easy to drink, of course.  Again slight traces of sulphur here that are bearable (anyhow, sulphur is not pleasant to me in any concentration).  The finish is short and unremarkable.

    Not my style of whisky but I would anyhow never have bought such a NAS standard edition (remember: Never Accept Stupid marketing!).  Nevertheless, whoever likes the modern "designed" whisky style will probably enjoy this dram...
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. Macheye scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Glen Scotia Double Cask is a solid entry into the wider distillery range. Whilst there are elements of youth in places, rather than going down the obvious route of masking these with a truck-load of vanilla, rich PX has been utilised quite well as an alternative. It adds both balance and sweetness, and jutaxpositions pleasantly against the natural steely/mineral elements. Reasonably priced for the quality and delivered with a proper ABV of 46%.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glen-scotia/glen-scotia-double-cask/
    • Nose
      Quite estery. Peaches to being with, marrying stone fruit with buttery biscuit (base), brioche buns and a wispy chalk-like smoke dust. There’s gentle vanilla (but it’s far from overwrought), porridge oats and a slight steeliness – that only in the background reveals some slight coppery hints of the youthfulness of this single malt. The addition of water adds earthiness into the equation, as well as further fruit – apricots and baked pears.
    • Taste
      Viscous with some oiliness on arrival. Oats and malts are greeted by orange rind, prunes and raisins (the PX influence being much more prevalent in the mouth) and again with some earthy minerality. Smoke is more pronounced - part fresh with burnt logs and twigs - part more evocatively Campbeltown – steely, and slightly dirty/pungent. Water has a transformative effect – just a few drops really heightens the fruitiness levels, bringing out the stone fruits experienced on the nose in the form of pleasant syrupy tinned fruit salad.
    • Finish
      Medium in length and transforming from sweet and sugar-dusted through sour and finally onto bitter spice – pepper.

  3. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    On the nose, candied fruits a little macerated, vanilla sweetness, malty, a little wooded also for a 1st interesting approach!

  4. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    No wrong whisky, but not very remarkable. Find it a bit of a 13 in a dozen whisky. Incidentally, in my opinion, the bourbon have had much more influence here than the sherry casks.
    • Nose
      Fruity, and sweet, citrus, vanilla. In fact, I mainly derive the bourbon barrel influences, and hardly any sherryvat influence. Somewhat honey now too.
    • Taste
      Sweet, honey, fruity, little citrus weather, vanilla. Now also some raisins, so still something of the sherry barrel.
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet, honey, vanilla.

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/glen-scotia-grand-tour/

    C: I had this a year ago and found it fairly decent [82] – given it’s only around 5 years old, having spent the majority of that time in first-fill US bourbon before a six month finish in second refill [PX] sherry. Ian is very pleased wth the result, and I can see why. It’s notably integrated, very well balanced whisky and the PX suits the distillate. I find this batch a notch better than last year’s, the body and form being that bit tighter, more focused.

    Scores a C[+]

  9. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A whisky that clearly shows its origins in the nose. The typical bourbon and PX barrels influences are clearly noticeable in the nose. In addition, the bottling is competitively priced at most liquor stores. In short, a good price quality ratio.

  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Obvious fruity, honeyed notes from the bourbon maturation. Also, barley sugar and mint. The sherry maturation brings an almost syrupy more, with fig and raisin. The palate is a bit thin, with in addition oloroso sherry and spice. Nice daily dram, but not overly spectacular.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

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