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

Average value

€ 40,82

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia Double Cask

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.01 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. diamond2000 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Something does not suit me
    the cheese and the nose do not go at all
    not my malt, others from Glen Scotia are OK
    • Nose
      Cowshed, bananas !!!, a funny note that bothers me !!, slightly artificial touch, earth, cardboard, marzipan ?, slightly vanilla and more
      later: cheese bääääh
    • Taste
      light and soft on the palate
      slightly malt, oak, spicy, again cheese (neeee), vanilla comes
    • Finish
      rather short
      light fruit, slightly oak, bitter, spicy

  5. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, sherry and a lot of bourbon influences. There is also quite some wood on the nose and a bit of tannins.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet burst. This is a more modern and doctored whisky. Pleasing to most, disliked by none. So some vanilla, quite some cream, touch of the sherry and that's it. Don't stick it to long in you mouth, it get's bitter.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium length. Not much around here. Sweet vanilla, loads of wood and tannins. Drying and a tad too bitter.

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the L&B whisky weekend 20-1-2018.
    Rather sweet and not very memorable
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. 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%.

    • 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.


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