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Glen Scotia 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.59/100
votes
209
Whiskybase ID
99817
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

€ 85.25

33 × in wishlist

209 × member ratings

313 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 18-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.59 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. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • 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

  3. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Bittersweet salted caramel candies with assorted fruits, black pepper, wood and ginger.

    RATING: 86pts - [n22,t22,f21,b21] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Fresh fruit salad, very drinkable and enjoyable
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, citrusy, apricots, quinces, hints of honey - very good
    • Taste
      Oily, very fruity, notes of oak wood, subtle sweetness, spices, pepper
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite hardened, too baking and bitter, although it looks worthy of its age.
    • Nose
      86 86
      woody-nutty, almond, in the distance - flowers and sweet fruits
    • Taste
      84 84
      oily, stringy, syrupy sweet, rather spicy, almonds, a little salt
    • Finish
      84 84
      very powerful, heavy, warm-burning, quite oaky, spicy and bitter

  8. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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