SMWS 93.94 The final trawl

Glen Scotia 15 Years Old 2002 93.94 The final trawl (56.8%, SMWS, Refill Bourbon Barrel, 226 Bottles, 2018)

  • Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Glen Scotia distillery
  • Bottling: SMWS, Cask #93.94
  • ABV: 56.8%
  • Cost: £sold out


What they say

AGE 15 Years
CASK TYPE Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
REGION Campbeltown
OUTTURN 1 of 226 bottles
ABV 56.8%

Official tasting notes:

We are in the engine room of an old puffer and someone has dropped a vial of lemon infused smelling salts. Someone else is wearing beer drenched lederhosen in the corner for some reason. All around there are notes of coal hearths, lanolin, a distant hospital on a seashore breeze. Then some wafts of old farmyard equipment, silage, anthracite embers and a sprinkle of dried sage. Water brings rusted metal, hessian, paraffin wax and earl grey tea sipped in the warmth of a beach bonfire. The mouth is riddled with minty smoke, wood ash, various farmyard and seashore aspects and a whisper of peat. Reduced it displays a carbolic edge with boiled sweets, eucalyptus peated wort and lemon oils.

What I say

Sampled as part of the #SMWSat35 virtual tasting led by Master Brand Ambassador John McCheyne from The Vaults venue in Leith.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance:  (7/20),
  • Nose: Lemon meringue pie, sweet smoke takes a little time to appear, along with tarred rope and sea breeze, sweet and milky well-stewed tea, fairy cakes, Victoria sponge cake, pinch of salt, ozone,
  • Taste: Lemon tarts, lemon meringue pie, sweet scallop meat, oily, charcoal biscuits, lava bread, malt extract, metallic, and spiced eucalyptus oil
  • Finish: Long, sweet lemon and oily herbs


Yes! A fantastic Campbeltown malt whisky, slightly oily and fishy just as they should be. I loved this one and thought it was going to be my favourite of the tasting.

Score 87/100

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