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Overall rating
87.54/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Vintage
2000
Bottled
11.2016
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
612
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/439
Added on
22 Nov 2016 8:24 am by schero
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 93.94

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2000 CA

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Krass, this is really my first malt, where I smell and taste the sulfur really clearly. All the other whiskys that I had this association would now have to be put to the test again. The Malt splits and that many speak of a false note, I can understand. That's nothing for everyone and / or every day.
    • Nose
      Wow. That's what I call sulfur. Extremely present. Superimposes almost everything else. The alcohol is there too. Which does not bother me.
    • Taste
      Krass! This is the first ever malt, where I have lazy eggs or the Krafla caldera in the taste. Incredible. I feel really transported back to Iceland. In addition, it is not sherry and dry fruits are there. In addition, incredibly dry.
    • Finish
      the lazy eggs / sulfur linger in unison for an incredibly long time. The oak is also really pushing.

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This wasn’t just your run of the mill sherry bomb, but really full of those gunpowdery sulphur notes that whisky sometimes gets from a sherry cask. It’s also quite bitter when it hits the palate, not unbalanced bitterness, just a lot of bitter notes. This could be a very polarising whisky, but I like both the gunpowdery sherry and the bitterness, so for me it’s a fantastic dram.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/02/27/cadenhead-glen-scotia-2000-sherry-cask/
    • Nose
      Dry sulphur, like matches and gunpowder. Loads of it. Underneath is a layer of juicy red berries and jam, leather and dark chocolate. Caramelised sugar. Toasted nuts with honey. Ginger biscuits. Wood spice. Hand cleaning grit. Dried orange peel.
    • Taste
      Bitter red fruits. Guava fruit leather. Mango peel. Unlit tobacco. Bitter, nutty wood. Salty toffee. Herbal honey.
    • Finish
      Long. Bitter wood. Woodspice. Dry red fruits. Dark chocolate.

  3. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Something very different. The first compatible sulfur for me. The sherry keg I find only in the background. As so often, the cask strength acts as a good integrator. In this case of menthol, sulfur and bourbon-bright fruits. A real exotic stop. Discover value.
    • Nose
      This is sharpness, freshness, coupled with sulfur. Unlike other sulfur bombs, which are unpleasant for me, the whole thing is involved here. Menthol, then I find bright fruits as overtones and as a baseline completely removed sherry. But at most 2nd fill. Really different, really new for me. / With a little water a sharp fresh wind of the special class comes out of the glass.
    • Taste
      The 57.8% clear up once and the thought "Bäh, sulfur, er," away. The oak comes to the fore, then tobacco, then sulfur, then the bright fruits materialize. / With a bit of water, the sour apple, grapes and then the sulfur material finally materialize and finally a bit bitter oak.
    • Finish
      Strong and long. The bitter oak remains. / The finish remains oak-laden with a little water, but adds again to the notes of pale fruits.

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Interesting colleague. A little different from the sulfur. In the nose and mouth, as the color suggests, not particularly dark. I liked.
    • Nose
      First sulfur first. Not unpleasant for me. But then gradually disappears or not so prominent. Maggi. Now come berries. Strawberries. Raspberries. Again and again comes through a freshness, which is probably due to the high alcohol content.
    • Taste
      Again the berries. Sulfur. Then it gets sourer and the salivation begins. Red currant. Sour cherry juice.
    • Finish
      The oak also clothes the mouth. Some leather. Balsamic vinegar.

  5. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First a bread-like sweetness. With vanilla and honey and light grassy notes.
    • Taste
      White bread with honey and pepper with a subtle bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, slightly burning and slightly bitter

  6. André scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very nice glen scotia like glen scotia she does not make very much herself, she never at least bottled them herself.
    It must be said this nice sherry cask is one for people who love the typical swab.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Rich and powerful.
    • Nose
      Robustly rich with big Sherry. Fresh espresso mixed with dark hazelnut chocolate,there's a little sulphur  note which drifts into soot sacks. Plenty of cask elements. Coffee cake with water.
    • Taste
      Though the wood remains bold, there's an extra meatiness: searing steak on a hot cast iron griddle with thick mushroom sizzling beside it. Dark fruits, treacle and smoke.
    • Finish
      Oxidised and fruity. 

  8. InbhirNis scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Was a bit shocked to see this slated by Serge and Angus on WF - I really liked it!
    • Nose
      Sulfur (but not in a bad way), struck matches, sweet, tobacco, leafy, toffee, black treacle, raisins.

      With water, some menthol and dandelion
    • Taste
      Sharp sherry, slightly bitter, bonfire ash.

      With water, brazil nuts emerge
    • Finish
      Long, oaky bitter, spicy, raisins

  9. Lucullus scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Remember the sulfur on Deanston 20. That's a special thing. Powerful and a bit "stinky". I like the overall package!

  10. Echnaton scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very exciting malt in the nose a bit of getting used to but then ...
    • Nose
      85 85
      First sulfur, then walnuts most likely walnuts, alcohol is there but holds back
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet, heavy, powerful, berry compote, dark fruit very convincing
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vanilla, a little oak not to dominate, peppery, stays on the palate for a long time

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