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Glen Scotia 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.82/100
votes
157
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Classic Campbeltown Malt
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L2/221/17
Barcode
5016840181200
Added on
19 Aug 2017 2:59 pm by Rien
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 80.96

30 × in wishlist

157 × member ratings

207 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 18-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.82 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Great OA with age, 46% and not cool filtered. That brings intense notes and neat spice. However, the wood is quite dominant and you have to like that - especially in the finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh (slightly salty sea air and lemon), fruity (pear) and honey-sweet, caramel biscuit, malt, light smoke and earthy notes. The oak also taps with sharp wood notes and herbs.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Crunchy, tingling and woody. Malt coffee and a lot of chocolate, some salt caramel, vanilla and some pepper and herbs.
    • Finish
      84 84
      First chocolate again, then lots of pepper, menthol and bitterness, plus honey sweetness and licorice. Medium long and on the woody side.

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I think this one is the best, widely available OB Glen Scotia around. Also price-quality is very decent.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very fruity, quite sweet. A hint of marine notes. Candied oranges and fermented lemon peel. I also tend to find some lavender in the background.
      With some water you get more cookie dough.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, a little touch of barley initially. hint of sour shows up. Again some sugar sweet oranges. Hint of ginger.
      With water: more friendly and somehow more mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length. A bit dry and hay like. A little tannin but in a good way. Clear wood influence.
      With water: Less woody, more fruity.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It has potential, especially in the nose, but it does not exhaust it until the end. In the finish he falls unfortunately pretty much.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey-swirled apricot and peach pieces. The sweetness but only at the beginning, quite short. Then: mineral, salty. Menthol. Lemon water. Beautiful chocolate and coffee bean notes. Caramels. Interesting mixture.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very chocolaty on arrival, with orange zest, hazelnuts and almonds. Mild and dry from the beginning. Dried dates, dark chocolate, bread dough. Something watery creeps in and dilutes the flavors a bit. Finally salty and peppery.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long and dry, with chocolate, marzipan, coffee powder and menthol.

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sea breeze, mint, lime juice, earthy, very delicate smoke, pears, cereals, thyme
    • Taste
      creamy, relatively soft, some pepper, again the pear, thyme, milk chocolate, a hint of vanilla, cornflakes
    • Finish
      Medium, warming, pepper, now bittersweet chocolate and some coffee, spicy

  5. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Great nose, unfortunately a little weaker at the back, but interesting and tasty.
    • Nose
      Nice fruitiness, yellow fruits, dried apricots, peach, juice gums, spices, honey.
    • Taste
      Sweet, honey, vanilla, fruit malt, light oak flavor on the back.
    • Finish
      The finish alternates between bitter spice, malt and fruit.

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  7. volker40sw scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-22-2020 at a blind tasting with Whisky Jason.

  8. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Exciting but still very boubon-heavy, nice easy drinking that opens even more with a little water
    • Nose
      fresh and light fruity with almost exotic notes, the Ollorosso takes a lot of time to make itself felt. Some sea air and herbal notes
    • Taste
      As the nose suggests, the flavors also come through clearly, no big surprises, only a pleasant chilli catch is added
    • Finish
      The finish becomes a bit duller and also releases a few flavors from the barrel, but would not have predicted it to be 18y. Rock solid with a great distillery character

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    did not blow me away
    a pleasant Easydrinking Malt
    • Nose
      fruity, pleasant, pears, malt
      later oak, light fruit, tobacco
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      spicy, oak, slightly licorice
    • Finish
      medium long
      thin, light oak

  10. Jssssssss scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Nose
    Strength: (5)
    Tonality: (4)
    Slightly brighter, some finally have a fresher tonal chamomile... 2
    Yellowish fleshy fruity...3
    Almond cookies...1
    Honey tea...1
    Taste & Finish
    Aroma: (4)
    Strength: (5)
    Tonality: (4)
    End rhyme: (5)
    Whiter wood but not dry
    Total: ( 86 )
    Today, it is a relatively fresh one. The last few candied sweets are slightly thicker and can finally be drunk.

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