Glen Scotia

Glen Scotia 24 Years Old 1991 Benchmark (46%, Murray McDavid, 2015)

Glen Scotia 24 Years Old 1991 Murray McDavid Benchmark

Whisky Review

  • Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Glen Scotia Distillery
  • Bottling: Murray McDavid Benchmark
  • ABV: 46% ABV
  • Cost: £TBA
  • Score: 88/100

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What they say:

Benchmark

GLEN SCOTIA 1991 Autumn 2015

On the Kintyre Peninsula, on the west coast of Scotland, in the heart of Campbeltown, lies the Glen Scotia Distillery. On its path to maturity this spirit has journeyed through three casks. First; a bourbon barrel, then into a sherry hogshead, and then, to complete its voyage, a Vosne-Romanée red wine barrique. Intense aromas of redcurrant and plum are beautifully matched with warm oak, dark chocolate and barbecue sweetness. The rich and herbaceous wild berries follow through to the green apple and blackberries resonant in the robust and colourful palate of tastes. Baked apples and brown sugar finish this charismatic and inspired dram, proving that the art of maturation is key in the making of a fine whisky.
Region Campbeltown
Aged 24 Years
  • Bottled October 2015
  • Wood Bourbon barrel
  • Finish Vosne-Romanée Wine cask
  • Cask# 3

LIMITED RELEASE

REF15/137
70cl/46%Vol

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What I say:

Sampled at the #MurrayMcDavid twitter tasting.

Colour:

light golden ruby (12/20) slow-forming medium sized & fine tears leave fine legs

Nose:

Fragrant and floral, spun sugar, polish and beeswax, rich and fruity dried fruits, berries, plums, raisins, apple and blackberry crumble, cinnamon & nutmeg spice, savoury and herbal with a touch of well polished oak furniture

Taste:

Warming and spicy, a little heat, syrupy & sugary, red fruits, chocolate-coated raisins, waxed red apples, plum sauce, plus savoury HP sauce, malty, toffee with chilli flakes, redcurrants, a little dirty engine oil, oily rags

Finish:

Medium-long, drying/tannic, orange oil, plums, cardamom, wispy peat smoke and engine oil

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