Glen Scotia Double Cask

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Classic Campbeltown Malt
1st Fill Bourbon & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Jan 2015 9:53 am by djmaxliving

Average value

€ 41.73

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia Double Cask

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.10 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    This isn't as good as I remember it, there is something a little fishy about it, literally. Also musky, not a lot but it is there. The raisins, nuts, caramel and cereal are all still there.
    Taste wise the 46% will always give it the edge. Lots of dried fruit and a little veg with minimum spice.
    A medium finish with caramel and chestnut.
    This is a decent dram for what you pay for, no complaints here. Thanks to Peatbogger for the sample.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. 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

  3. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Matthias80 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    I read that the malt would not be so good, better, rather simply knitted. Still, he doesn't get bad 'grades' here. Maybe I'm just strict. As always tasted without reading about it beforehand ...

    Overall, he didn't knock my socks off at all.
    • Nose
      I can smell the sherry notes half a meter away. It starts well. Then the alcohol comes closer. Yes, has 46%, but that is still less pushy, I think. In addition, nutty aromas and roasted aromas on the nose. I also think I sniff a small, indefinable mistake.
    • Taste
      The first sip is quite spicy. The remaining impressions from the nose remain: sherry, nut, roasted aromas, maybe some chocolate. In addition, the alcoholic impression that decreases with time. But what reminds me of what I meant to perceive as a defect in burnt rubber. Um
    • Finish
      Rather short and not really impressive.

  5. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The somewhat simple Glen Scotia
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruity, light nut flavors and seaweed
    • Taste
      81 81
      A little weak, quite oily and forest honey, behind it some wood containing tannins
    • Finish
      80 80
      A little more strength comes through here, it remains woody and nutty, few fruit flavors remain. All in all a bit unreliable

  6. GJR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasted in Nas versus age tasting (against GlenScotia 15). Both have familiarities. This Double cask is balanced and pleasant to drink without being overly complex or powerfull. Enjoyable sipping/daily dram.

  7. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and tangy, cherry and milk chocolate. Slight earthiness, but a bit too sweet and one dimensional.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla and tart sherry, I get a tomatoe paste note, abv, balsamic vinegar
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dark and maraschino cherries, oak spice, chocolate. Reminiscent of Black Forest Cake, syrupy.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Sherry tang, sweet, nutty,

  8. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting
    Nose: caramel, cocoa, wax, spices, candied fruit. You can smell chocolate with maggi on the empty glass.
    Mouth: quite intense, more 45-46%, spicy, less bitter, some dried fruit
    Finish: medium length and spicy without bitterness, not complex, later I sense traces of peated ...
    Conclusion: neat, 77/100
    After knowing the price, I would consider it good in the PLV

  9. diamond2000 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, bright, slightly harsh, malt sweet, green apple, flour, distinctly rotten garden fruits, viburnum jam, slightly yeast apple cider. Light creamy motifs, planed wood, Campbelltown brand oil-metal notes, and brine make their way in the background.

    Taste: bright, biting, red pepper, burnt caramel, a lot of wood, prunes, dark berries, burnt jam. Very tight, I even got the feeling that the fortress is higher than stated.

    Finish: medium length, plum and berry burnt jam, slightly spicy spices, wood, lacquer, burnt bread crust, metallic acidity, oily.

    Rating: 83

    Bottom line: Scotia's NAS was absolutely not ashamed; I liked it most of all, its dense, rather unusual and diverse aroma. The taste is bristly, slightly jerky, unbalanced, peppers, caramel, oak, dried fruits - everything goes somehow apart, which does not give a higher rating.

  10. Jssssssss scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Strength: (4)
    Tonality: ( 6 7 )
    California black plum dry...3
    Woody notes of traditional Chinese medicine... 4
    Salty sweet candied fruit in Chinese medicine
    Taste & Finish
    Aroma: (5)
    Strength: (6)
    Tonality: (6)
    End rhyme: (6)
    The wooden feel of the entrance is more dry than the cocoa powder.
    Total:( 85 )
    At the beginning, the proportion of the elements is not well balanced. The latter part is gradually dominated by the sweet and sweet candied fruit.


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