Glen Scotia 12 Years Old
- Glen Scotia Distillery
- Loch Lomond Group
- 46% ABV
- Score: 82/100
What they say:
Bourbon Cask matured, non-chill filtered.
Official tasting notes:
Light and fresh and more complex than the (new) 10 year old.
Melon slices with a drizzle of honey syrup.
What I say:
A step up from the 10 Years old, with Glen Scotia reopening in 1999 I guess at release in 2012 this 12 Years old represents the oldest of their ‘new’ stock.
Light straw gold (5/20), large slow droplet tears with medium trails
Floral and cleaner, lemon zest, prickly spices – almost herbal, honey sweet, hessian/rope, apple, pear, melon and kiwi fruit combo
Buttery and rich, zesty lemon barley sugars, spice and peppery, herbal and slightly drying, becomes a little bitter and grassy/straw, briny/salty, faint germolene hints or old band-aids/sticking plasters
Medium, salt and spice, sweet and sour some woody oak
The Glen Scotia 12 Years Old was a little thicker and ‘bulkier’ than the 10 Years Old, more syrupy in texture and a little less freshness or green-ness to the fruity elements.
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