Glen Scotia

Glen Scotia 10 Years Old Peated (46%, OB, 2018)

Glen Scotia 10 Year Old Peated

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: 10 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: €40
  • Origin: Glen Scotia distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared

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What they say

Fully peated malt distilled at Glen Scotia and matured for a minimum of 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks.

What I say

Sampled at the Livingston Whisky Club Glen Scotia Tasting hosted by Loch Lomond Malts Ambassador Ibon Mendiguren.

Distilled at Glen Scotia distillery from fully peated malt this has been matured for 10 years minimum in 1st fill ex-Bourbon casks and ~10% heavily char American oak. Launched in the US market, this also appears to be available in Germany. Bottled at 46% ABV.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark gold (10/20), fine tears, fine legs.
  • Nose: Sweet and peaty, coconut, tropical fruit; lychee, almost juniper-like, rosemary wood, mineralic and floral with hints of chamomile and more smouldering peat.
  • Taste: Sweet and creamy initially on the palate, mid-light bodied, slightly oily but also fresh tropical fruit juices, pineapple, lychee, banana, heathery peat, vanilla, coconut, candyfloss, charred strawberry marshmallows.
  • Finish: Long, foam bananas, banana smoothie with vanilla cream and more heavily bbq’d marshmallows, coloured pencil shavings.

Overall

A delicate balance of peat and lots of sweet influences, their is a little oily wax and masses of coconut and lychee. The result is one of those surprising whiskies you expect to be harsh on the palate due to the smoke on the nose – but instead it’s like a creamed banana & tropical fruit smoothie. Some nice herbal woody influences too make this feel a lot older than 10 years!

Score 87/100

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