Glen Scotia 21 Years Old (46%, OB, 2012)
- Glen Scotia Distillery
- Loch Lomond Group
- 46% ABV
- Score: 85/100
What they say:
Bourbon Cask matured, non-chill filtered.
Official Tasting Notes
Earl Grey tea.
Medium weight with a smooth texture.
Fresh citrus and tangerine flavours are quickly apparent, it takes longer for the oak vanilla and macadamia flavours to emerge.
A true classic old style whisky with lychee, butterscotch, ginger and syrup flavours. Complex, suave and succulent.
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
Rich amber gold (9/20) slow medium droplets with fine trails
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
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
Medium-long, butterscotch, Werthers original caramel sweeties, toffee – zesty
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.