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Overall rating
87.59/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB70629
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Leather-bound Ledger
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
431
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Jul 2015 6:02 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 123.59

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 1991 Wy

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.59 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [Blindtasting Notes]

    88 points, I suspect the coast, refill sherry and about 18-20 years.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Oho, mega interesting again. Mineral, tart, maritime / close to the coast, delicate smoky ... That could be a springbank, or something with a comparable basic character and phenol content. Refill sherry, leather, some paraffin and machine oil ... Now I'm thinking, maybe Nevis with smoke too? Or even a Glen Scotia? : eek: Over time the wood gets stronger, there is also a really strong grain note, which I have found in intensity lately, especially at Lomond (something 17 yo "Organic" or the new 21er). I now also find it a bit milky / cheesy / funky. Definitely a head of character, although I find it a little too rough / restless and unusual for a higher score - the pronounced cereal note in particular is not my thing.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Nice oily, leathery, salty, maritime, delicate acidity, great taste development with a pronounced plateau in the middle, very full for 46 percent. The smoke only plays a subordinate role; the palate is more towards a mild grill aroma. Becomes increasingly sweeter. The wood is quite present right at the end, but again very elegant and without any missing notes or steam hammer dominance. I think that's what I particularly like about this one: that it doesn't rely on strong, one-dimensional showmanship, but convinces with balance and balance without losing sight of the intensity.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Creamy and sweet at the back, full of marzipan and caramel, I'll guess US oak.

  2. Vallado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I really like it (and somehow reminds me of the Tomatin Decades). I don't find any smoke notes - neither in the nose nor in the mouth. It can take a few drops of water (but not more, otherwise it could be diluted quickly).

    Notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      89 89
      Slow start. After standing time: Ripe tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, lychee; at times an old school dusty note; Vanilla, dry sawdust, forest honey. Alcohol very well integrated and hardly noticeable. No smoke, although slightly smoky according to the label. After adding water and standing for a longer period of time, the malt gains significantly again, all aromas become more intense.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mild start. Develops in the mouth as it does in the nose. Nice fruit sweetness with honey, paired with a bit of spiciness, dry oak notes. With a little water, the malt becomes creamy / waxy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length and warming. Fruit and honey sweetness fade away, dark bitter chocolate, still pleasant bitterness.

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    hmmm ... that is very pleasing even if he demands a certain amount of attention. The change in the nose I could not understand as my poster. The overall package is correct, but I expected more.
    • Nose
      red berries (raspberries); slightly nutty; slightly dusted leather; a little spice; maritime; a salty note is also there; after a certain time in the glass it is getting sweeter; The leather is becoming more and more dominant with time
    • Taste
      oily; again very maritime and salty in the mouth; nuts again; semi-dry white wine; again a strong sweetie
    • Finish
      medium; Wood (oak); again maritime and salty; very subtle smoke

  10. Sapiano scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glen Scotia 24 Wy WID: 70629

    Nose: First fresh, menthol, nuts behind, walnuts, some vanilla, stinging in the nose, but disappears over time, many raspberries come and alternate with the walnuts. The walnuts gain the upper hand again. Over time, the fresh menthol disappears and it becomes herbal spicy. Vanilla is still there. Slowly begins flow of memory. The walnuts become woodier. Teak wood. Leather mixes with it and makes the beautiful raspberries disappear.
    After the first sip, the nose becomes more pleasing. Kind of sweeter, as if the walnuts were candied now. Raspberries are no longer there. The spicy herbs smell a bit like smoke.

    Taste: In the beginning a bit woody, sweetness is there, but then again, gummy, somehow wine, but not dry, it tingles, then it is slightly peppery.

    Finish: Some coffee, wood holds. Only minimal bitter. Leather. A few gum fields are still there. The Spreiseröhre stays longer warn. In the mouth, on the other hand, it is already subsiding. After a few sips also slightly dry.

    Conclusion: I really like the interplay between raspberries and walnuts in my nose. Too bad that the raspberries disappear then. In general, tasting is not so easy for me and I could not say exactly which colors the gummy bears have. The mouthfeel is quite oily and beautiful.

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