Glen Scotia

Glen Scotia 21 Years Old (46%, OB, 2012)

Glen Scotia 21 Years Old

Whisky Review

  • Glen Scotia Distillery
  • Loch Lomond Group
  • 46% ABV
  • £77.80
  • Score: 85/100

GlenScotia21

What they say:

Bourbon Cask matured, non-chill filtered.

Official Tasting Notes

Colour:

Earl Grey tea.

Body:

Medium weight with a smooth texture.

Nose:

Fresh citrus and tangerine flavours are quickly apparent, it takes longer for the oak vanilla and macadamia flavours to emerge.

Palate:

A true classic old style whisky with lychee, butterscotch, ginger and syrup flavours. Complex, suave and succulent.
Finish:

Smooth combination of citrus fruit, spice, honey, and pecan. One for the weekend when you have time to dissect its layers.

What I say:

The pinnacle of the 2012 Glen Scotia range is this 21 Years Old expression

Colour:

Rich amber gold (9/20) slow medium droplets with fine trails

Nose:

Tinned pineapple, icing sugar, vanilla cream icing, sweet, clear/high vanilla notes, stewed fruits, something a little meaty and musty and plenty of oak wood

Taste:

Smooth and creamy, rapidly becomes zesty and spiced, white pepper followed by white chocolate buttons, vanilla essence, orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, mango (and also mango rind)cereal barley flour

Finish:

Medium-long, butterscotch, Werthers original caramel sweeties, toffee – zesty

Overall:

While the 21 Years Old expression from Glen Scotia was a little different from the 18 Years Old it didn’t appeal to us as having any improvement and we enjoyed them both equally.

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