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Glen Scotia Double Cask

Overall rating
82.02/100
votes
536
Whiskybase ID
WB62939
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Classic Campbeltown Malt
Bottled
02.09.2020
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L4.245 20
Barcode
5016840151210
Added on
01 Jan 2015 9:53 am by djmaxliving
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.03

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia Double Cask

77 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.02 points

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A nice entry into glen scotia whiskys or peated whisky. Low threshold and nothing too difficult.
    This made me curious about the 15 YO.
    • Nose
      Soft some sherry influences. Nothing overbearing. Vanilla, caramel, fresh nutmeg, a bit of a funky peat style. And actually surprisingly sweet too.
    • Taste
      Pepper, honey, vanilla, wood and slightly oily on the palate.
    • Finish
      Salty, pepper, dried fruit.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    For me, it’s perhaps the least favourite of what I have tried from the Glen Scotia range, but still nice though. The nose promises just a little more than the taste can give as it gets a bit one-dimensional there. But all in all a nice daily dram, especially if you take the price into consideration.
    • Nose
      Some sherry influences at first, with mostly blueberries and red berries. This is followed by green apples and vanilla. Some caramel as well. Then a hint of lemons and also some toffee.
    • Taste
      Caramel. Pencil shavings. But also a sour note from lemons. Toffee and honey. Wood. Followed by some spices, such as black peppercorns, a pinch of ginger and cinnamon. A touch of bitterness from roasted coffee beans.
    • Finish
      Slightly drying and somewhat oaky. With the same spices as can be found on the palate.

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Slightly sweet. Noticeable sherry and red fruit. This is counterbalanced by traces of leather and the sea breeze. Character of Glen Scotia preserved. Lots of salt. Cherries on the other nose.
    • Taste
      Noticeable sherry. Red fruit quite sweet. Feel the power lightly. It warms you up a bit. Some spices. Raisins. More and more sweet and dessert. The second time, traces of smoke.
    • Finish
      Sherry. Lots of chocolate in the finish. Dessert chocolate with cherries. Maybe some raisins. Pretty sweet finish. Spices, light spice. Medium-long finish.

  8. Hlektrion scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. ThorstenH scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  10. MLE scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

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