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Glen Scotia Double Cask

Overall rating
82.60/100
votes
173
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5016840151210
Added on
01 Jan 2015 9:04 am by djmaxliving
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,86

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282 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

45 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...
Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
07 Jun 2018 3:56 pm
Macheye gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

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/

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wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
02 Jun 2018 11:04 pm

Au nez,des fruits confits un peu macérés ,douceur vanillée,maltée,un peu de boisé aussi pour une 1ere approche intéressante!

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Ana Chronist
Expert Senior Ana Chronist Review note
06 May 2018 10:17 am
Ana Chronist gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
80.5
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
81
Price
79
Presentation
80
Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Review note
11 Apr 2018 9:54 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.8
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
82
Presentation
82
Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Tasting note
11 Apr 2018 9:23 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Fruitig, en zoet, citrus, vanille. Ik haal er eigenlijk vooral de bourbon barrel invloeden uit, en nauwelijks sherryvat invloed. Ietwat honing nu ook.

Taste

Zoet, honing, fruitig, beetje citrus weer, vanille. Nu ook wat rozijnen, dus toch iets invloed van het sherry vat.

Finish

Middellang, zoet, honing, vanille.

Comments

Geen verkeerde whisky, maar niet heel opmerkelijk. Vind het een beetje een 13 in een dozijn whisky. Overigens hebben voor mijn gevoel de bourbon vatten hier veel meer invloed gehad dan de sherry vaten.

Wolv
Expert Senior Wolv Review note
05 Apr 2018 8:10 pm
Wolv gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80.4
Nose
79
Initial taste
82
Body
80
Finish
81
Price
80
Presentation
80
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
18 Mar 2018 7:34 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 83 points

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[+]

Dr.Nose
Expert Senior Dr.Nose Note
09 Mar 2018 9:15 pm
Dr.Nose gave this whisky 84 points

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.

Emiel
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

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