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Glen Scotia 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.86/100
votes
255
Whiskybase ID
WB99817
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

€ 85.94

33 × in wishlist

255 × member ratings

398 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 18-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.86 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. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Anyone who knows the 15 has not missed anything here. It's round and fruity. Has a slightly smoky note but can't do anything better than the 3 years younger brother. On the contrary, I had a slight bitterness here. At 15 there was nothing to be felt.
    • Nose
      Tender vanilla honey with straw and tobacco in the background. The citrus notes can be smelled very well, but the apple Helene also speaks out. Is there a sea breeze? or even some bitter wood notes? Difficult to make out. The nose is very cautiously simple.
    • Taste
      Spicy, peppery with the oily sweetness of oak it starts on the palate. Apple Helene and a hint of vanilla comfort the slightly bitter wood. Slightly hotter than the nose and slightly salty (imagination). Behind the nutmeg, some tobacco and new leather come into their own. Already delicious.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and extremely spicy, peppery (too much for me), it slowly signs off with dark chocolate in the coffee.
      It clearly loses the comparison to the 15 with me. But still a good malt. Especially in the PLV!

  3. 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

  4. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is deep, pretty fresh and little bit salty with notes of caramel cake, assorted fruits and black pepper.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is sweet and oily with a profile of sweet oranges, ginger, spicy oak and gentle sherry sweetness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium lenght, slightly spicy and woody with notes of dark red fruits and burnt sugar.

  5. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Killswitch scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tropical fruits, apples, oranges, toffee, butter, a touch of maltiness and doughiness. Spices. Hint of salinity. Oily mouthfeel. Beautiful whisky, just not sure it's better than the 15 year old. That's no slight on this whisky, it's just a testament to how great the 15 is. This definitely has a place in the cabinet.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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