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Overall rating
86.08/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Beurre blanc and blue steak
Vintage
21.03.2005
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Recharred Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
93.76
Number of bottles
218
Strength
61.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 May 2017 7:33 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.73

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2005 SMWS 93.76

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 points

  1. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    You could almost say this malt replaces a meal, a spicy, souped soup with fish and instead of seed oil with a dash of machine oil, unusual but great! PLV: 9/10
    • Nose
      A green nose, Campbeltown salt and coast, soup cubes, celery, Tabasco, essential oils, cough syrup, smoked fish, sea and salt;
    • Taste
      Coast and salt, liquorice, honey, fish, oak, machine oil; even more salt, liquorice and smoke, vegetable stock and or fish soup, dry and astringent with water;
    • Finish
      A luscious spiced vegetable soup, licorice and salt, oak, dry, medium long;

  2. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    What a potpourri of impressions stuck in this Glen Scotia, making the distillery even more interesting to me than it already is. Although he is clearly more interesting in the nose than on the tongue, he knows how to irritate. A small plus for the distillery.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very complex for 11 years and refill. On the one hand a pleasant ex-bourbon sweetness with light fruits and a slightly sour note (reminiscent of gooseberries), vanilla, but on the other hand also gently integrated notes of spices, wood, lovage and other garden herbs, slightly salty.

      With a little water suddenly an unexpected and surprising turn: the whisky turns into a colorful bag from the kiosk. Very sticky-sweet after rubber bands, crackers and sour apple rings. Not unpleasant, on the contrary.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sour after apples, much less complex than in the nose.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Rather short and slightly oily.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Honey, coco-crunch breakfast cereal, baked corn. Caramel developed overtimes with more buttery chocolate. Spicy honey comb and oak deliver by the punchy strength, much Highland style. Subtle wood smokes and herbs with drift of Campbeltown breezes periodically. (87/21)

    P- Melt in the mouth, bold spicy herbs oil with thick sweet nougat, plenty going on with lifted vanilla and honey from the charred oak. A tinge of savoury notes underlay but not as prominent as the fore flavour. (89/22)

    F- Long, earthy spices, juicy honey, leafy and smacking spicy, complex and evolving but seems restrained on the sweet side of thing. Was hoping more width. (87/21)

    Body/Balance- 90/22

    Weighted Rate- 86pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Honey, coco-crunch breakfast cereal, baked corn. Caramel developed overtimes with more buttery chocolate. Spicy honey comb and oak deliver by the punchy strength, much Highland style. Subtle wood smokes and herbs with drift of Campbeltown breezes periodically. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Melt in the mouth, bold spicy herbs oil with thick sweet nougat, plenty going on with lifted vanilla and honey from the charred oak. A tinge of savoury notes underlay but not as prominent as the fore flavour. (89/22)
    • Finish
      F- Long, earthy spices, juicy honey, leafy and smacking spicy, complex and evolving but seems restrained on the sweet side of thing. Was hoping more width. (87/21)

      Body/Balance- 90/22

      Weighted Rate- 86pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A nice Glen Scotia.
    • Nose
      Crisp,fresh and hot with a light touch of woodsmoke, dry grassiness and a spritzy, Mozel-Riesling-like element of slate and apple. The smoke slowly grow, but is never dominant. A sterile edge.
    • Taste
      Sweet on the tip of the tongue with some lavender,but the alcohol cuts through the light oiliness and sears the tastebuds.Light soapiness on the middle when water is added. Smoke,tinned pear,lemons and a versus sharpness.
    • Finish
      Spicy and peppery .

  5. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://www.smws.com/beurre-blanc-and-blue-steak

    Issue Price May 2017: 60.00 GBP

    Oh yes, that's a really fine malt. "Oily and coastal" hits it perfectly. A very spicy whisky, which spoils the palate like a fresh vegetable soup and demands as it were. Great variety of flavors and very powerful. A really nice Glen Scotia!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    An intriguing salty, smoky and sweet aroma filled the air and we were transported to a busy fishing harbour with plenty of boats, ropes and creels with the evocative smell of freshly caught lobster cooked and served with beurre blanc and slices of lemon. Smoky and meaty on the palate neat like a blue steak with a red wine balsamic reduction and a Thai salad with crispy whitebait on the side. With water on the nose a Mediterranean style tuna salad using fresh lemon juice, basil and celery and to taste, smoked mackerel Vin Blanc, poached in white wine and vinegar.

    DRINKING TIP: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

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