Glen Scotia

Glen Scotia Double Cask (46%, OB, 2018)

Glen Scotia Double Cask

Whisky Review

  • Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Glen Scotia distillery
  • Bottling: OB
  • ABV: 46%
  • Cost: £37.24

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What they say

Our Double Cask is matured in the finest first fill bourbon barrels before being finished for up to twelve months in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks producing this outstanding single malt whisky that provides the perfect balance of rich spicy fruits, overlaid with the characteristic sea spray and vanilla oak finish for which the house of Glen Scotia is famous.

Official tasting notes:

  • NOSE Amber. Very sweet. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness. Has some power.
  • PALATE Sweet start and quite fat and though the alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
  • FINISH Deep and dark.

What I say

Door #15 of the Drinks by the dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar.

Glen Scotia distilleries entry level no age statement single malt made quite an impression upon us the first time we tried it and if anything it seems even better on trying it again.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark golden bronze (13/20), numerous thick legs, slow, oily, medium-sized tears.
  • Nose: Fruity apple, pear, fig, buttery toffee, leathery, caramelised sugar, a little floral.
  • Taste: Creamy toffee, dried fruits, raisin, fig, date, a little jammy and dried fruits, buttery, oak wood and vanilla.
  • Finish: Medium-long a little woody spices and tannins linger.

Overall

More smooth and creamier than I remember from our last tasting, much more toffee character too which appears to predominate now giving great body and mouthfeel.

Score 85/100

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