Glen Scotia Double Cask

Overall rating
82.30/100
votes
704
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 50 ml 700 ml 700 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

€ 41.42

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Whisky reviews for Glen Scotia Double Cask

84 users have left 94 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.30 points.

  1. Whiscask scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion after a blind tasting:
    Great whisky, even if it doesn't quite meet my personal taste, as spicy whiskys are not my thing. However, this is not very pronounced here. Maybe a Glen Garioch 15 Sherry Cask or a Tamdhu 15?
    • Nose
      80 80
      Floor wax, honey, raisins, figs, poppy seed cake.
    • Taste
      84 84
      prunes, raisins, fruit bread,
      Soft mouthfeel. Well matured, maybe even more than 12 years, looks like fully matured sherry.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long finish, strong spiciness, dark fruits, light oak bitterness.

  2. Larry411 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Cherry licorice strings, gingerbread tea (after the tea bag's been used in a second cup), finely ground mild/moderately hot peppers, damp cereals (breakfast, hay, barley), Raisin Bran, malt, aspartame, and a bit of Twizzler's Black Licorice (candied and less potent), and the slightest hint of wet blue cheese. It's a solid, great value, quirky (which would make it divisive in this price range) dram.

  3. KyleRamsay scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Has potential, but too thin and young.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. KEngelaar scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    I bought this one in a sample set together with the 15 year old and the Victoriana.

    It is a double cask in the sense of a first maturation for some years in unnamed casks, then finish in ex-Bourbon and ex-Pedro Ximenez casks. The first maturation may have been some third fill casks, which previously contained a peated whisky at least once, and virgin oak casks. I recommend diluting it to 43% abv. after a first dram.

    It beats most Tomintoul whiskies after diluting it to 43%, but it is way overpriced. My guess is, that this whisky is 6-7 years old. To me, it is worth 25 Euros. For 10 Euros more, I could get an Oban Little Bay.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet, floral, malty. Caramel, some undefined fruits, old leather, heather and herbs. Although it is a PX finish to some degree, the sherry is rather demure. It may have 1 to 2 ppm smoke in it.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Intensively spicy and floral. Dry, but sweet with herbs. A slight bitterness from virgin oak casks.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length. Slightly bitter and dry. Fresh oak and cold coffee. Slightly alcoholic, then sweet again. Later, I get notes of lawn cuttings or hay.

  5. Finn2206 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Easy and sweet starter
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Just quick cues after an online tasting that is a lot of fun but not meant to analyze or properly discover a whisky.

    The nose is very spicy and there is also some sulfur at the beginning. Gets sweeter over time, but also wider.
    Very drinkable, but it's muddy.

  7. henryguo73 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. zzqfyl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Baske24 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

  11. Will_iam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  12. ehelkur scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      On the nose, we can fell the sherry influence, with lots of honeyed spices, dried fruits, oranges, peaches and a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      The taste is sweet and sour and silky! Oranges, apples, cacao, vanilla, dried fruits, honey and then lots of spices like cinnamon and clove.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and lingering with spices and bitter salty oranges.

  13. Tim59000 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

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

  14. Oldale scored this whisky 73 points Newbie

    it teach me what is rubbery in the whisky
    rubbery is very strong so I don't want drink this
    even if it's taste is fine
    • Nose
      62 62
      terrible rubbery
      dry berrys
      spicy
    • Taste
      81 81
      fruity, silky chocolate, vanilla
    • Finish
      76 76
      rubbery again but not strong

  15. chrisvdv scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    High alcohol. Tingling, then soft. Citrus, caramel. Yummy!

  16. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Solid beginner, easy to sip. Not particularly complex. Price-performance up to 35 € is ok, the whisky is not worth more.
    • Nose
      After about 10 minutes in the glass: slight sherry influence. Rum Raisins, Muesli, Vanilla, Toffee. Fermented fruits and cinnamon. Also sea salt. Everything set.
    • Taste
      Spicy start. Sweet (brown sugar). Fermented fruit again, resulting in some acidity, plus cinnamon. toffee and raisins. Vanilla.
    • Finish
      medium length. Oak spice, cinnamon, fruit acid.

  17. Jabarkas scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    A bit similar to Glen Scotia 15. But it does not have its depth. I like the musty touch of Campbeltown in the finish. Not worth buying the entire bottle. Just buy a glass somewhere or share a bottle with friends.
    • Nose
      Mild peat, a bit of sherry. Nose is kinda weak to me though.
    • Taste
      Very spicy and peppery, a touch of peat, caramel.
    • Finish
      Sherry in the finish. Again those slightly rotten Glen Scotia style fruits (I like that!).

  18. elipszis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      sherry
      cognac style!
      salty
      earthy
      px
    • Taste
      83 83
      peppery
      sherry
      cognac style
      toffee
      bitter cherry
      woody
      vanilla
    • Finish
      83 83
      raw
      salty
      peppery
      medium long

  19. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  20. GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  21. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  22. Hlektrion scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  23. ThorstenH scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  24. MLE scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  25. DannyHill scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Green apple, fresh pineapple, tangerine, lightly woody, peach skin, butterscotch
    • Taste
      82 82
      Mint, peach, light malty backbone, subtle spice, orchard fruit
    • Finish
      84 84
      Quite dry, mouth puckering, orchard fruit lingers on

  26. mema82 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  27. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. noelc scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
      Plum, mainly apricot, a bit sharp
    • Taste
      78 78
      Delivers what the nose tells.
      Apricot/honey, not as sharp as the nose.
      Slight spicy oak
      Tasty, but it's somewhere between liquor and scotch. It's just different.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Soft very sweet honey flavor.
      Lovely but very short

  30. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  31. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Enjoyable and likeable, especially at this friendly entry-level price.
    • Nose
      Rum raisins, followed by powdered sugar, lots of butterscotch and some strawberries. There's some light notes of lemon peel in the background.
    • Taste
      Charred oak and white pepper with a sliver of wood smoke, but also sweet notes of caramel, vanilla sugar and Scottish tablet. There's some of that trademark Glen Scotia oiliness and diesel notes.
    • Finish
      More of the same. Lingering for a fair amount of time.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. thebonewolf scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Overall I found this decent, with the finish elevating it a bit. Nothing was necessarily off-putting, but other than the finish it wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. Enough for me to want to try more of theirs, particularly peated tasting expressions, as that smokiness is the part I most enjoyed.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Fruit, nutty coffee, like a coffee with nutty flavor to it, not necessarily flavored with syrup. Caramel, toffee, a burnt smell that is possibly just burnt caramel/toffee.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Woody, same sweet burny quality as the nose, heat comes in.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Heat, a smoky something, really lingers a while.

  35. yfalkov scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Even in the basic NAS expression, it is still and interesting, unusual whisky. Creamy, fruity, tender and sweet
    • Nose
      84 84
      Green apple, cream, butterscotch, vanilla, floral
    • Taste
      83 83
      Bold, sweet, creme brulee
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, meaty, nutty, oak

  36. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Needs a wee bit of time in the glass for it to shine. Distinctive gingerbread aroma which follows through to the palate accompanied by salted caramel, dried fruits, a glimpse of orchard fruits, honey, baking spices, milk chocolate, pepper, traditional British ale, salted nuts and wet earth. A tiny hint of peat lurks in the background. Oily texture. A tiny bit of water recommended, but not too much. A whisky that gets better and better as the fill level in he bottle drops over the months. It started off as an 86 for me but got bumped up to a definite 88 towards the end. Superb entry level whisky which also provides a good level of complexity.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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,

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. Jssssssss scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Nose
    Strength: (4)
    Tonality: ( 6 7 )
    California black plum dry...3
    Xianzhuang...2
    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.

  44. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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

  45. 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.

  46. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  47. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  48. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  49. 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

  50. 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.

  51. wisekyofcourse 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!

  52. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  53. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  54. 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.

  55. Wolv scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  56. WhiskyLovingPianist 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[+]

  57. 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.

  58. 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

  59. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  60. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  61. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Pretty vegetal on the nose, with malt. Woody pretty sturdy. The almonds appear from the second sip. With the opening, a little roasting and chocolate. On the palate, sherry is not opulent, a rather dry dram. It's honest and equillibrated. Final a bit short. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whisky n ° 1391

  62. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  63. 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

  64. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/the-loch-lomond-group/

    N: Calum tells us this is around six years old, having spent virtually all that time in first-fill US bourbon before a six month finish in second refill [PX] sherry. What this boils down to is a sweet/pungent complex with concentrated fig sugars and the like.
    T: More of that pungent/concentrated sweetness, yet its never sickly.
    F: Carries on along similar lines, finishing sweet-dry.
    C: A good whisky if a little vague.Scores a C

  65. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  66. webdiver scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  67. cfosterk scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Benefits from time in the glass as the sherry over blanket is slightly suffocating
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      77 77

  68. cfosterk scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Some slighty off keys but at the price point its good value.If you like sweet sherried toffee and sawdust then fill your boots.
    • Nose
      lots of toffee and initial superficial note of sherry. After 5/10 minutes the sherry coating subsides a little
    • Taste
      sweet creamy toffee, some tinned fruits - pineapple and apricot. Raisins and sultanas, a little wood spice. Milk chocolate - Green &  Blacks. I found the sweetness slighty over the top and at odds with some drying bitter wood flavours.
    • Finish
      hmmm. short/medium length. E150 present? Toffee again, Wood (virgin oak?) and a little leather. tannic infused creamy toffee again.

  69. Macerik scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  70. Macerik scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light Burned
    • Taste
      Wood, chewed pencil
    • Finish
      Short, firm

  71. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  72. Andytka3 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful
    bottle, surely better than the weird colorful tinted old releases, and
    taste better too. Wood oriented, musky and yeasty, sweet dark ripe
    fruits and five spices, balance with sour notes, perhaps some kumquat
    and medium length.

    — at Whisky Live Singapore.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  73. vojt466 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    So this is very good! I have no objection to the price
    • Nose
      Rum-vanilla, really rich and distinctive scent - woody, sherry, floral tones, light spice
    • Taste
      In taste similar to the scent - almost to rum, macerated cherries, chocolate cherries, enough cinnamon, mint candy, sherry, citrus and oranges, all with a bit of alcohol
    • Finish
      In reverberation chocolate candies combined with cinnamon

  74. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  75. Koalafant scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    By no means a bad drop, but this flavor spectrum does not quite meet my taste.
    => 78/100
    • Nose
      Sweet and sweet with notes of multivitamin juice and gummy bears. It sounds like the drop looks artificial, but he does not. Later I make papaya and honey. No alcohol noticeable.
    • Taste
      At first similar to the nose: very sweet with an indefinable aroma cocktail. Slightly burning.
    • Finish
      Medium long, towards the end a little bit bitter

  76. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The Dutch importer told me (he thought) it was around 6 to 8 years of age. It's a nice combination of bourbon and PX, with toffee, vanilla, some spice, but then this fruit. It 's more on dried fruit, think of sultanas. Yet after a while some tropical fruit shines through. This Glen Scotia bottling proves that NAS isn't necessarily equal to rubbish. It would be even more sympathetic if the colouring was absent.

  77. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Liquid Dessert
    I admit that my experience with Glen Scotia is few and far between. This is only my 15th. For the longest time, this was the least talked about distillery in Campbeltown, but the owners have clearly decided to relaunch the brand again. I say ‘relaunch again’ as they already tried it in 2012, but it seems that was not a big success. The bottles, with bright colors and the image of a big cow, were not exactly eye catchers on the shelves. Now they went for a more sober style – less is more – and released among others this Double Cask. It is a mix of bourbon and PX sherry casks.
    The nose is tremendously fruity on cherries, apricots and pineapple in tin. Prunes? I do believe so. Loads of toffee as well. Almonds, raisins, crème brûlée and toffee apples. This is a liquid dessert on the nose.
    Good body with loads of sweetness and spices. Think pepper, nutmeg and ginger. The PX has a big say with dark chocolate, oranges, dried peach, raisins and dades. Maple syrup.
    The finish is medium long and offers up some leather and more toffee.
    Very fine Glen Scotia for around 40 EUR. Surprisingly good and affordable.

  78. jankes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  79. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    I think this is a great Nas from a wonderful little distillery, and it was a very reasonable price. I shared it with a friend and it went down well.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      70 70

  80. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Overall this is an enjoyable dram, especially as it's a Nas, and at 46% it gives it that little extra kick.
    • Nose
      Caramel toffee with a little spice,there is some oak there, it reminds me of a newly laid canvass floor and a dark varnished door.There are tinned prunes and a mixture of nuts and raisins.
    • Taste
      Medium to full bodied, and at first sip, it is quite smooth followed by a burst of flavour, raisins,dates, chocolate Dime bar and one of those healthy naked bars. I am not getting much from the American Oak, the Pedro Ximenez sherry cask is very dominant.
    • Finish
      With such a nice burst of flavour, the finish is a a little flat and disappointing, there is a little hint of toffee on the death.

  81. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  82. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Earthy, burned wood, beer 
    • Taste
      Raisins, cardboardy, peppery, plums, grappa
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, sour, smoky

  83. Glenladdie scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  84. Dieter_W scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      Peach grassy - blomig - perfume with a little cowshed on it - farm - caramel - spice after European - herbal oak - fruit gum - - honey
    • Taste
      again the light stable taste - cocoa - grape fruit - still metallic
    • Finish
      Short On the palate very weak and thin

  85. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like it very much and I feel familiar. As far as the smoke is concerned, I am not sure at all, he seemed to me in the beginning still very clearly in the nose, I could find no signs later.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      First, fermented fruit, sour overtones, in the direction of pickled beetroot, and smoke. After a while, this oblique nose calms down and develops notes of ripe apples, sweet, creamy caramel, a little cold sweat, freshly cut grass and a hint of mint. Is becoming increasingly spicy and floral, the acidic notes regain their strength, sulfur is added, reminiscent of sulphurised apricots. Warms up a little sweeter and heavier again.
    • Taste
      In the mouth quite different, here comes a strong honey sweetness to the fore, which combines beautifully with anise, a herbal mixture and eucalyptus to a pleasant touch of cough medicine, as it should taste. Behind comes the oak. The onset is moderate and increases slowly, the mouthfeel is oily.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather fast and brings nothing new, the harsh notes dominate, but are very mild. A nutty feeling stays on your tongue a little longer.

  86. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Something bothers me on the nose without my being able to name it, but it's nothing dramtic. I like the taste better, especially in the second sip. The finish just tastes like whisky, but that's not bad.

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      some sherry, mushy peaches, some pepper tickles the nose, a hint of sour cherries, grass, sawdust
    • Taste
      sweet-sour sherry notes, a noticeable onrush, but not too spicy, more oak than the nose let expect, again a hint of cherries, but only in the background, slightly nutty, slightly bitter almonds. In the second sip it gets much better, raisins are added, a pleasant mixture of spicy bitterness and sweetness
    • Finish
      Oak, malt, some dark chocolate, medium-long

  87. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  88. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This was a really solid base expression. There were a lot of rich woody notes one would expect to find in a well-aged whisky and they’re a byproduct of some excellent casking and vatting. The sherry and the bourbon are quite subtle and at just the right ratio to make a rich taste profile.

    From my blog: http://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/03/30/loch-lomond-and-glen-scotia-tasting/
    • Nose
      Rich wood. Semi sweet sherry. Camphor. Fennel. Glue. Rosewater. Stewed fruits. Slight earthiness. Rich leather. Creme brulee. English fudge. Maple syrup
    • Taste
      Candy Apple. Varnished wood. Floor polish. Sandalwood. Mud. Maple syrup. Dried apricots. A little woodspice. 
    • Finish
      Medium . Leather. Wood. Earth. Bit of sherry funk. Brine and woodspice linger on the palate a little 

  89. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This new expression of Glen Scotia represents a very delicate and well
    balanced malt. A lovely mix of sweet, fruity, and woody aromas with a
    nice and warming spiciness. The influence of the sherry casks becomes
    more dominant on the palate and finish than on the nose. A delicious,
    slightly oily, velvety and vibrant dram. To be enjoyed either neat or
    with water, as a few drops bring out more dark fruity flavours. Well
    done folks!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      A delicate and vibrant fruity start on the nose with peaches, apples and
      oranges. Tender flavours of sherry emerge with toffee, vanilla fudge
      and subtle marzipan. Slightly dry with hints of coffee, spiced oak and
      charred wood in the back.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fat and creamy on the palate with sherry, ripe fruit, oranges and
      liquorice. This is immediately followed by a delicate and warming
      spiciness of oak, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. Bitter sweet
      towards the finish with orange peel, sticky plum jam, marzipan, herbal
      notes and a little tongue-tingling oak spice.
    • Finish
      There's more dark fruit shining through on the medium long finish with cherries, plums, marzipan and warming spiced oak.

      WITH WATER: Fresher and more fruits on the nose with a splash of water.
      The sherry is quite apparent now, nicely intermingling with vanilla,
      toffee and oak spice. Sweet and fruity on the palate. Delicate aromas of
      cherries, plums and oranges are complemented by a tamed spiciness, with
      a soft and lovely marzipan note towards the finish. The finish is
      medium long, sweet and pleasantly warm with a tender dryness of oak,
      nutts and cocoa on the tail.

  90. zinaf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose for me is too expressive and just gets out of balance. The 15yo is perfect in that respect.
    • Nose
      Sweet salt; bacon, barbecue sauce; roasted almonds; salty vanilla ice cream; dough
      old socks but in a nice way (is there such a thing)
      Water: PX influence I guess comes loud with herbal spices
    • Taste
      sweet; PX presence; nice malty side; light peppery tang; light herbal notes on the palate are also present.
      With water gets much softer.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet then leathery

  91. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    He is noble, restrained, harmoniously composed, no intrusive piece, no fat, overflowing flavors, a gentleman whisky, I like it a lot. Reminds me of the character, of the design (not the taste in itself) to Bowmore 18 and Glenlivet 18, these are also such gentlemen.
    • Nose
      very discreet, dry, slightly bitter ... then noble marzipan, cinnamon, pear compote, light, unobtrusive perfume note
    • Taste
      Marzipan in dark chocolate, spicy oak (but mild, not brutal), nougat, latte, dry and velvety, very pleasant mouthfeel
    • Finish
      medium long, dry, velvety, dark chocolate, latte, slightly spicy

  92. Torfding scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Somewhat round and edge-free (or mass suitable) as the representatives of the predecessor standard range, also shorter and less individual in the finish. Objectively, however, not worse, but with its own new character. Too bad, of course, that was colored.
    • Nose
      ripe dark fruits, cherries
    • Taste
      Oak, milk chocolate, a sweet strong spice, coffee beans
    • Finish
      Powerful at the beginning, but quickly fading, spicy

  93. JohannesB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good introduction to the new range. In particular, the strong roasted aromas and the burnt sweet pasta are not commonplace.
    • Nose
      Dried cranberries, cherries and apricots. Overripe apples, raisins, burnt sugar and dark cake dough. The aromas are very strong and defined - a strong aroma. And also a bit salty / maritime - like a bakery at the harbor, where a batch stayed in the oven a bit too long.
    • Taste
      Strong, spicy he starts. Immediately dried fruit, very dark caramel and burned wood. A clear association with salty sea air and black coffee follows.
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy. Roasted aromas and spices from the barrels dominate. Add vanilla, caramel and a hint of raisins.

  94. McLarsen scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Age: NAS
    Fassart: 1st Fill Bourbon Casks, finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherrycasks
    Alcohol content: 46% Color: medium dark gold Nose: ... strong at first, a lot of notes fly around the flask at once ..., dry sweetness with wine and sherry notes, (sour?) Cherries and oak ... Taste: ... also complex, the obligatory vanilla is as present as fruit salad (after lunch at Mutti), marzipan and orange, all very sweet without exaggeration and with the 46% strong but pleasant. Finish: ... exemplary, he stays very long with everything that was before ... Conclusion: ... very successful Bourbon barrel Px barrel combination, it offers everything you expect, has a super complex finish and was exactly what I had hoped for. Age ... no matter ... it tastes good and if it stays that way, Glen Scotia has a nice standard whisky ... 85 points

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