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Glen Scotia 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.75/100
votes
78
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 11:01
Barcode
5016840181200
Added on
19 Aug 2017 2:20 pm by Rien
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 82,01

13 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 18-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.75 points

  1. 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

  2. HunterRomario scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Strong, malty, honey-spicy, with creamy milk chocolate and heavier fruitiness. (88 pts)
    Taste: Matured, very spicy. Malt, strong fruitiness, sweeter spices and honey. (90 pts)
    Points: 89
    Summary: I enjoyed, this Glen Scotia gave me a lot of saddle and probably thanks to maturing in oloroso sherry barrel it left a significantly better impression than the once tasted classic 18 yo from the series with cattle. A shot number 2 at the Whisky Festival in Radebeul 2019.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Great expression from Glen Scotia. They do have a high Standard (except for the Double wood which not worth calling by name).

    I’d say in the GS core range Victoriana is the best for me, this 18 comes in very close as 2nd and the 15yo is at a decent 3rd place.
    • Nose
      Rich and mature. Fresh Mint leaves And quite perfum-like. Coastal, salty character accompanied with a hint of sherry wood, green herbs and sweet dark fruits. Well balanced at 46%. No water needed.
    • Taste
      Smokey and salty. clear hints of Bourbon with quite a big edge of oloroso sherry. Red fruits. And a slight minty mouthfeel. The Glen Scotia spirit is still there. Clearly which is a very good thing!
    • Finish
      A long, pleasant, sticky finish. Slightly pepery and dry. Aged wood and again that coastal salty character with a hint of (peat)smoke.

  4. Tano77 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This bottle was my contribution to the Loch Lomond Group tasting I had with my friends. The quality of the Glen Scotia compared to the GS 15y, made me modify my score for the Glen Scotia 15y from 87 to 86. The Glen Scotia is in all aspects much more mature.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Coastal smell, fruits, more spicy compared to the 15y.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruits, vanilla, good body. Oily, waxy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long and nice. In the very end a touch of smoke.

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very decent whisky. Can you drink well? But now nothing that imposes itself as a purchase candidate. But I would not refuse, if he is offered to me.
    • Nose
      He is set as the 15er. But still has a certain freshness. The fruits are a bit yellow. Glazed yellow apple in butter. Physalis. In addition a clear citrus note, which I describe with lemon cake. Vanilla and charcoal.
    • Taste
      Pretty oily. Reminds me a bit of the very juicy and delicious Eierlikörkuchen (there comes a lot of oil) my mother. With some apricot jam. Take 2 orange drops. Now a little ginger. After that, it gets a little more acidic.
    • Finish
      Grapefruit. Milk with a lot of unsweetened cocoa. It is getting drier. Some grass.

  7. ishi scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Difficult and attractive aroma, fruity, malty; sweet, very smooth, bit salty. Very good

  8. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Colour: amber.
    Nose: sweet, leather, vanilla, salt, spices, oak, grass, sweet fruits, furniture varnish, cake and olive oil.
    Mouth: sweet fruits, salt, spices, oak, pepper and chocolate.
    Finish: long with spices, vanilla, chocolate, dust and smoked salmon closer to the end.
    Glen Scotia 18YO is a good balanced, complex and interesting whisky for thoughtful drinking.

  9. 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.

  10. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Who knows the 15er has nothing here. He is round and fruity. Has a slightly smoky touch but can not do anything better than the 3 year younger brother. On the contrary, here I had a slight bitterness. At 15 there was nothing to feel.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Delicate vanilla honey with straw and tobacco in the background. Very good to smell are the citrus notes but also the apple Helene speaks up. Is there a sea breeze? or even some bitter wood notes? Difficult to make out. The nose is very reserved.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Spicy peppery with oily oak sweetness it starts on the palate. Apple Helene and a hint of vanilla consolation over the slightly bitter wood. Somewhat sharper than the nose and slightly salty (imagination). Behind the nutmeg comes some tobacco and new leather to advantage. Already delicious.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long and extremely spicy peppery (me too much) he logs off with dark chocolate in the coffee slowly.
      He loses the comparison to the 15er with me clearly. But still a good malt. Especially in the PLV!

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