Glen Scotia

Glen Scotia 12 Years Old (46%, OB, 2012)

Glen Scotia 12 Years Old

Whisky Review

  • Glen Scotia Distillery
  • Loch Lomond Group
  • 46% ABV
  • £37.33
  • Score: 82/100

GlenScotia12

What they say:

Bourbon Cask matured, non-chill filtered.

Official tasting notes:

Colour:

Barley Sugar

Body:

Light and fresh and more complex than the (new) 10 year old.

Nose:

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.

Colour:

Light straw gold (5/20), large slow droplet tears with medium trails

Nose:

Floral and cleaner, lemon zest, prickly spices – almost herbal, honey sweet, hessian/rope, apple, pear, melon and kiwi fruit combo

Taste:

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

Finish:

Medium, salt and spice, sweet and sour some woody oak

Overall:

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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