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Glen Scotia Double Cask

Overall rating 134 votes 82.58

Member rates

206 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 20
Balance 20

Tastingtags

37 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
24 May 2017 7:24 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 78 points

[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...

Weighted Rate
78.4
Nose
78
Initial taste
77
Body
79
Finish
74
Price
83
Presentation
85
There is no accounting for taste...
St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Review note
14 Sep 2017 5:16 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 84 points

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.

Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
80
Finish
83
Price
83
Presentation
83
Cheers! Paul
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
03 Sep 2017 7:49 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.5
Nose
81
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
79
Price
83
Presentation
84
MadScientist
Connoisseur MadScientist Review note
19 Aug 2017 10:59 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
85
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
13 Jul 2017 10:01 pm

Assez végétal au nez, avec du malt. Boisé assez costaud. Les amandes apparaissent à partir de la deuxième gorgée. Avec l'ouverture, un peu de torréfaction et de chocolat. En bouche, le sherry n'est pas opulent, un dram assez sec. C'est honnête et équillibré. Finale un peu courte.

Enthousiasme 3/5

Whisky n°1391

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mr.p9
Expert Senior mr.p9 Review note
28 May 2017 11:19 am
mr.p9 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
95
Presentation
87
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
22 May 2017 11:29 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 82 points

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

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
01 Apr 2017 11:06 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
81
Presentation
81
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
webdiver
Expert Junior webdiver Review note
29 Mar 2017 11:21 pm
webdiver gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.3
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
82
Presentation
81
Webdiver
cfosterk
Expert Senior cfosterk Review note
26 Mar 2017 10:47 am
cfosterk gave this whisky 81 points

Benefits from time in the glass as the sherry over blanket is slightly suffocating

Weighted Rate
81.2
Nose
82
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
77
Price
85
Presentation
77

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