Tag: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky

Glen Scotia 17 Years Old 2000 Festival Edition No.3 (55.7%, OB, Cask #386, 147 Bottles, 2018)

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Glen Scotia Festival Edition No.3 whisky review: A very nice single cask expression Glen Scotia. There is a little fruity acidity and sherbety fizz but combined with the salt, spice and peat and also a slightly dusty old wood element this to me comes across more as slightly less active cask that has let the distillate shine through – rather than something overtly youthful tasting at 17 years old. This isn’t all citrus and ex-bourbon vanilla, but has a sharpness to it that cuts across the palate like salt and chilli. 88/100

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

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Glen Scotia 10 Year Old Peated whisky review: 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! 87/100

Springbank 12 Years Old 2004 (57.1%, OB, Cage, R Sherry Butt, 1 Bottle, 2017)

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Springbank 12 Years Old 2004 Refill Sherry Butt Whisky Review: Bitter and peaty thanks to the moderated cask maturation but still a mouthful of juicy dried fruits in here that brings this dram to life. Even the more “off” notes, metallic, liqourice and aniseed sort of belonged in this dram. The sort of whisky I’d describe as putting hairs on your chest, quiet invigorating or energizing this one. 86/100

Springbank 14 Years Old 2002 (52.3%, OB, Cage, F Rum Barrel, 1 Bottle, 2017)

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Springbank 14 Years Old 2002 Rum Cask Whisky Review: A touch spicier and more bitter, I did prefer the Hazelburn though not by much. This has some lovely funk and engine oil dirtiness I associate with Springbank but just enough sweetness from the spirit and the rum cask to keep it palateable. I feel the more rum-casked whiskies I have the less that Rum-cask maturation brings to the party – to the point I am not actively seeking any more. 83/100